Does A Honda Civic Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Honda Civic Belt Or Chain

The Honda Civic is a subcompact car offered by Honda since 1972. They have a reputation of being sporty while still being economical and reliable.

From 2006 to 2021 all Honda Civic engines have a timing chain and are interference.

The 1.3L and 2.0L Honda Civic Engines from 2002 to 2005 have timing chains and are interference.

From 2001 to 2005 the Honda Civic 1.7L engine has a timing belt and is interference.

All Honda Civic engines from 1988 to 2000 have timing belts and are interference.

For example, the 2021 Honda Civic 2.0L Turbo option has a timing chain while the 2005 Honda Civic DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl option has a timing belt.

Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2006 - 2021 all engines timing chain interference
2002 - 2005 1.3L, 2.0L timing chain interference
2001 - 2005 1.7L timing belt interference
1988 - 2000 all engines timing belt interference
Tenth Generation Honda Civic
Tenth Generation Honda Civic

Scroll down or quick-jump for detailed information on your particular Honda Civic model year.

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Timing Belt Basics

A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.
A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime
1.5L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime

2020 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime
1.5L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2020 Honda Civic
2020 Honda Civic

2019 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime
1.5L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime

2018 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
1.5L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback with white color
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback with white color

2017 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime
1.5L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime

2016 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime
1.5L Turbo timing chain interference lifetime
Los Angeles, USA, November 19, 2015, Honda Civic Coupe 2016 on display during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Los Angeles, USA, November 19, 2015, Honda Civic Coupe 2016 on display during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

2015 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.4L timing chain interference lifetime

2014 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.4L timing chain interference lifetime

2013 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.4L timing chain interference lifetime

2012 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.4L timing chain interference lifetime

2011 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2010 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2009 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2008 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2007 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2006 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.8L timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L timing chain interference lifetime

2005 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Honda Civics apart from the Si and Hybrid models are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. The Si and Hybrid models are equipped with a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
Si K20A3 2.0L 160 hp 4-Cyl timing chain interference lifetime
Hybrid 1.3L 85 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2004 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Honda Civics apart from the Si and Hybrid models are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. The Si and Hybrid models are equipped with a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
Si K20A3 2.0L 160 hp 4-Cyl timing chain interference lifetime
Hybrid 1.3L 85 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2003 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Honda Civics apart from the Si and Hybrid models are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. The Si and Hybrid models are equipped with a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
Si K20A3 2.0L 160 hp 4-Cyl timing chain interference lifetime
Hybrid 1.3L 85 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2002 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2002 Honda Civics apart from the Si and Hybrid models are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. The Si models are equipped with a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2002 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
Si K20A3 2.0L 160 hp 4-Cyl timing chain interference lifetime

2001 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2001 Honda Civics apart from the Si model are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2001 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 110k normal, 60k severe miles

2000 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2000 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
Si B16A2 1.6L DOHC 160 hp timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles

1999 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1999 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
Si B16A2 1.6L DOHC 160 hp timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles

1998 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1998 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles

1997 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1997 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles

1996 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1996 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 105k normal, 60k severe miles

1995 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1995 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1995 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
CX D15B8 1.5L 70 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
DX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
VX D15Z1 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
Si D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles

1994 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1994 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1994 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
CX D15B8 1.5L 70 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
DX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
VX D15Z1 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
Si D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles

1993 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1993 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1993 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
CX D15B8 1.5L 70 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
DX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
VX D15Z1 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
Si D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles

1992 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1992 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1992 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
CX D15B8 1.5L 70 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
DX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
LX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
EX D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
VX D15Z1 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles
Si D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k normal, 60k severe miles

1991 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1991 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1991 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
STD D15B1 1.5L 70 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
DX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
LX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
EX D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Wagon FWD D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Si D16A6 1.6L 108 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Wagon 4WD D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles

1990 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1990 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1990 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
STD D15B1 1.5L 70 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
DX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
LX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
EX D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Wagon FWD D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Si D16A6 1.6L 108 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Wagon 4WD D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles

1989 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1989 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1989 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
STD D15B1 1.5L 70 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
DX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
LX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
EX D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Wagon FWD D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Si D16A6 1.6L 108 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Wagon 4WD D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles

1988 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1988 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

1988 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
STD D15B1 1.5L 70 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
DX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
LX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 60k miles
EX D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Wagon FWD D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Si D16A6 1.6L 108 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles
Wagon 4WD D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-Cyl timing belt interference 90k miles

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