Acura CL Integra NSX RL RSX TL TSX 2001-2006

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
This procedure requires the use of the following special tools or their equivalents: Holder handle Holder handle 07JAB-001020A, 50mm Holder attachment 07NAB-001040A and 19mm Socket 07JAA-001020A.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Remove the splash shield.
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  7. Remove the drive belt and other component necessary to access the crankshaft pulley (damper).
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  9. Hold the pulley with holder handle (A) and holder attachment (B).
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  11. Remove the bolt with a 19 mm socket (C) and breaker bar, then remove the crankshaft.

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    Fig. While holding the pulley with holder handle (A) and holder attachment (B), remove the bolt with a heavy duty 19mm socket (C) and breaker bar

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To install:

  1. Clean the crankshaft pulley (A), crankshaft (B), bolt (C), and washer (D). Lubricate as shown.

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    Fig. Clean the crankshaft pulley (A), crankshaft (B), bolt (C), and washer (D). Lubricate with new engine oil as shown-TSX shown, others similar

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  3. Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt, as follows: Do not use an impact wrench.
    1. Hold the pulley with the holder handle (A) and pulley holder attachment (B). Torque the bolt, with a torque wrench and heavy duty 19mm socket, as follows
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    3. CL, NSX, 2001-04 RL and 2001-03 TL models: 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)
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    5. Integra models: 130 ft. lbs. (176 Nm)
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    7. 2005-06 RL, RSX, and TSX models: to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm), then mark the bolt head (D) and the crankshaft pulley (E) as shown, then tighten the bolt an additional 90°. The mark on the bolt head should line up with the mark on the crankshaft pulley.
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    9. 2004-06 TL models: 11 ft. lbs. then mark the bolt head (D) and the crankshaft pulley (E) as shown, then tighten the bolt an additional 90°. The mark on the bolt head should line up with the mark on the crankshaft pulley.

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      Fig. Mark the bolt head (D) and the crankshaft pulley (E) as shown, then tighten the bolt an additional 90°. The mark on the bolt head should line up with the mark on the crankshaft pulley-TSX shown

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  5. Install the drive belt and other components, as necessary.
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  7. Install the splash shield.
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  9. Install the front wheels.
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  11. Carefully lower the vehicle.
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