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Honda Civic: Timing Belt Or Timing Chain? (1988 - 2024)

Researched By AutoPadre Research Team


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 2024 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.

Scroll down to see detailed timing belt data for your particular model year of the Honda Civic.

Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
YearEngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-Interference
2006 – 2024All EnginesTiming ChainInterference
2002 - 20051.3L, 2.0LTiming ChainInterference
2001 - 20051.7LTiming BeltInterference
1988 - 2000All EnginesTiming BeltInterference

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.

Check out the Belt Or Chain specifications for other makes and models.

2024 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2024 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2024 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.5L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2023 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2023 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2023 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.5L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2022 Honda Civic
2022 Honda Civic

2022 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2022 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2022 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.5L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2021 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2021 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.5L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2020 Honda Civic
2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2020 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.5L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2019 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2019 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.5L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback with white color
2018 Honda Civic Hatchback with white color

2018 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2018 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.5L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2017 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2017 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.5L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
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.

2016 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2016 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
1.5L TurboTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2015 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2015 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.4LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2014 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2014 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.4LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
Birmingham, AL, USA, November 11, 2017, Exterior of a maroon colored 2013 Honda Civic Sedan
Birmingham, AL, USA, November 11, 2017, Exterior of a maroon colored 2013 Honda Civic Sedan

2013 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2013 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.4LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2012 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2012 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.4LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2011 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2011 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2010 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2010 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2009 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2009 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2008 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2008 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2007 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2007 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

2006 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Honda Civics engines have a timing chain and are interference.

2006 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
2.0LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
1.8LTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime

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.

2005 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Hybrid 1.3L 85 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
Si K20A3 2.0L 160 hp 4-CylTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe

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.

2004 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Hybrid 1.3L 85 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
Si K20A3 2.0L 160 hp 4-CylTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe

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.

2003 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Hybrid 1.3L 85 hpTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
Si K20A3 2.0L 160 hp 4-CylTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe

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.

2002 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Si K20A3 2.0L 160 hp 4-CylTiming ChainInterferenceLifetime
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe

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.

2001 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
EX D17A2 1.7L 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D17A1 1.7L 117 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference110k Normal, 60k Severe

2000 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

2000 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Si B16A2 1.6L DOHC 160 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

1999 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1999 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Si B16A2 1.6L DOHC 160 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

1998 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1998 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

1997 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1997 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

1996 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1996 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
EX D16Y8 1.6L SOHC 127 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
CX D16Y7 1.6L SOHC 106 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

1995 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1995 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1995 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Si D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
VX D15Z1 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
EX D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
CX D15B8 1.5L 70 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe

1994 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1994 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1994 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Si D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
VX D15Z1 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
EX D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
CX D15B8 1.5L 70 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe

1993 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1993 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1993 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Si D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
VX D15Z1 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
EX D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
CX D15B8 1.5L 70 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe

1992 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1992 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1992 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Si D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
VX D15Z1 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
EX D16Z6 1.6L 125 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
LX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
DX D15B7 1.5L 102 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe
CX D15B8 1.5L 70 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k Normal, 60k Severe

1991 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1991 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1991 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Wagon 4WD D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
Si D16A6 1.6L 108 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
Wagon FWD D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
EX D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
LX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k
DX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k
STD D15B1 1.5L 70 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k

1990 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1990 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1990 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Wagon 4WD D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
Si D16A6 1.6L 108 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
Wagon FWD D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
EX D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
LX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k
DX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k
STD D15B1 1.5L 70 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k

1989 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1989 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1989 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Wagon 4WD D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
Si D16A6 1.6L 108 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
Wagon FWD D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
EX D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
LX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k
DX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k
STD D15B1 1.5L 70 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k

1988 Honda Civic - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1988 Honda Civics are equipped with a timing belt and interference engine.

1988 Honda Civic Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
Wagon 4WD D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
Si D16A6 1.6L 108 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
Wagon FWD D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
EX D16A6 1.6L 105 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference90k
LX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k
DX D15B2 1.5L 92 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k
STD D15B1 1.5L 70 hp 4-CylTiming BeltInterference60k
Tenth Generation Honda Civic
Tenth Generation Honda Civic

Timing Belt Basics

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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