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

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Honda Element Belt Or Chain

All Honda Elements have a timing chain and interference engine.

Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2007 - 2011 2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference
2003 - 2006 2.4L 4 Cyl. timing chain interference
Honda Element
Honda Element

Scroll down for detailed information on your particular Honda Element model year. Check the belt or chain for other makes and models here.

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.

2011 Honda Element - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Honda Element models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.4L 4 Cyl. 166 hp (K24A8)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2010 Honda Element - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Honda Element models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.4L 4 Cyl. 166 hp (K24A8)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2009 Honda Element - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Honda Element models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.4L 4 Cyl. 166 hp (K24A8)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2008 Honda Element - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Honda Element models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.4L 4 Cyl. 166 hp (K24A8)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2007 Honda Element - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Honda Element models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.4L 4 Cyl. 166 hp (K24A8)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2006 Honda Element - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Honda Element models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.4L 4 Cyl. 160 hp (K24A4)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2005 Honda Element - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Honda Element models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.4L 4 Cyl. 160 hp (K24A4)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2004 Honda Element - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Honda Element models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.4L 4 Cyl. 160 hp (K24A4)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2003 Honda Element - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Honda Element models have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Honda Element Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.4L 4 Cyl. 160 hp (K24A4)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

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