Is it and interference engine only when the vtec is active because the intake valves open longer? Tighten the idler pulley bolt to 33 ft-lbs. Yes, that makes sense regarding the compression tester hose just remove the gauge, yes? Use a wrench in the center of the pulley bolt tensioner and turn the tensioner to the left to release the tension of the belt. After replacing timing belts or timing chains, its always a good practice to manually rotate the crank shaft by hand 2 revolutions to make sure all the timing marks line up. The outer two marks represent Honda's tolerances for the ignition timing. I had a heck of a time pulling down on the tensioner while installing a 6mm cover bolt to hold the tensioner in its lowest setting.
When you get to where you can see the timing belt and gears you put the bolt for the crank pulley back in the crack shaft and turn the motor over manually with a ratchet and socket about 5 times until the marks on the cam or cams line up with the mark on the crank shaft and oil pump. Also, if you notice that your timing belt is worn, damaged, missing pieces of rubber or broken or shows severe glazing, It must be replaced immediately to avoid costly damage. The chamfered edge is the edge that has been machined to an acute angle less than 90 degrees. Mechanics and automakers recommend replacing the timing belt every 90,000 to 100,000 miles for the 2002 V6 engine model. That segment is the good old family sedan. Step 9 — Remove water pump Now that the coolant has been drained and the timing belt as well as the balancer have been removed, the water pump can come out. The block of wood equally distributes the pressure of the jack across the pan.
Loosen the crankshaft bolt; this can be a challenge without the proper tool to hold the crankshaft. I cannot comment on the fit and function of the new parts since I did not install the parts yet. Belt replacement is a small investment compared to an engine replacement due to a damaged, stretched or broken timing belt. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. Loosen and remove the crankshaft pulley bolt. Also note the alignment of the crankshaft sprocket timing marks. It can be a little confusing trying to do it yourself if you have never tried before.
Photo 11: Manual tensioner and stopper tool Note: If either style of tensioner shows any signs of leakage, it should be replaced. During the test drive, pay particular attention to the way the automatic transmission works, especially on V6 models. Now put your timing belt and ballance shaft belt back on make sure everything stays in time nothing moves. The hoses do not need to come off. Avoid overheating the engine, as it may cause serious problems.
The video shows you pulling the t-belt over the left side of the cam sprocket first which I was unable to do without moving the tensioner to its lowest position. Quoted From dreamer2355: If you suspect bent valves, doing a cylinder leakage test will confirm that hypothesis. Pro Tip Be sure to keep the seal around the adjusting nut yellow. Mark the belt with the direction of rotation onto the timing belt if you intend to reuse the belt. Photo 10a: Slowly tighten the vice until the pin can be installed 9. Here are the details… Break the automotive market into its various segments, and one stands larger than any of the others.
You can get the timing mark diagrams from a chiltons book or off of Mitchell online. The timing cover must come off, the crank pulley also has to come off. How to replace a timing belt on a V6 Honda Accord The timing belt is part of the engine drive system that connects the crankshaft to the camshaft and controls the timing of the valves of your engine. What to look for when buying a used Honda Accord: Watch out for a blue smoke or loud engine rattle when the engine is started. I reveived the Gates Timing Belt Kit on time and in good condition. Note: Be sure the crankshaft and camshaft pulleys remained aligned with the marks on the back cover. Although very reliable, I would consider it a bad bet to think the pump will last 180,000 miles.
In this article we explain how to replace an oil pump on a Honda Accord and. When it comes time to install the timing belt, reinstall the tensioner with the pin or stopper tool in place, loosely install the idler pulley using thread locker, and then install the timing belt in a counterclockwise direction following this sequence: Crankshaft pulley, idler pulley, front camshaft pulley, water pump pulley, rear camshaft pulley and tension adjust pulley. Worn sway bar bushings could be one of the possible sources of a clunking noise coming from the front suspension when driving over small bumps. Depending on the condition of the fluid, it may be a good time to change the power steering fluid, and be sure that the screen in the bottom of the reservoir is clear while you are there. The chamfered edge is the edge that has been machined to an acute angle less than 90 degrees. I watched that video a while back and thought it was highly informative; however, I don't have a compressor.
In this case, that would be clockwise. Remove the engine mount bracket and the engine oil dipstick tube. This hex-shaped tool see Photo 3 fits inside the crank pulley with an opening that provides access to the crank bolt. I decided not to go backwards, clockwise, and instead go in the direct of normal rotation, counter-clockwise, to re-align the marks. If the ignition switch already has been replaced, it's still worth to check it out.