Help. Question About Engine Repair 2006 Honda Ridgeline.

Jerms1977Jerms1977 TennesseeMember Posts: 1
edited June 2016 in Honda
I have the chance to pick up a 2006 Ridgeline. The problem is the timing belt broke while driving down the interstate. I don't know the extent of damage. If needed, I can fix everything as long as I don't have to pull the engine. Would it be worth a $500 gamble to buy the truck, change valves, springs, replace belt assembly, pulleys, etc? Or is it probably shot? Any opinions would be helpful. Thanks..



  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    Sure you could junk it for $500. You don't know anything until you pull the heads off. But if the pistons or cylinder walls are damaged, then of course you have to decide if it's worth the long haul to fix all that. I suppose if this were the higher trim RTL it might be worth a used engine.
  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,335
    I'm guessing that Ridgeline has 150,000 or more miles on it?

    You COULD get lucky or you could have a bunch of bent valves. No way of telling until it gets pulled apart.

    In any event, I would assume the very worst and make your offer accordingly.
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