Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Timing Belt Covers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.8L engine



To inspect the belt from the top you can gain access by removing only the valve cover.

  1. Remove the negative battery cable.
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See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Loosening the timing belt cover bolts-Integra shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the middle cover spacer

  1. Remove the splash shield from the wheel well.
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  3. Remove the power steering pump by loosening the adjusting bolts and removing the mounting bolts.
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  5. Loosen the adjusting and idler pulley bracket bolt to free the belt.
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  7. Loosen the adjusting nut and then the mounting nuts to allow the alternator belt to be removed.
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  9. If equipped, remove the cruise control actuator.
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  11. Remove the side engine mount bolts, then remove the mount.
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  13. Remove the valve cover (this is the upper timing belt cover).
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  15. Remove the crankshaft dampener bolt.
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  17. Remove the crankshaft dampener; this will allow access to the lower timing belt cover.
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  19. Remove the fasteners and remove the lower timing belt cover.
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Be careful when removing the crankshaft damper bolt. Excessive force may snap or strip the bolt.

  1. The middle timing cover can be removed by unbolting the two fasteners.
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To install:

See Figure 3

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Fig. Fig. 3: Install the cover bolts by hand to avoid cross threading

  1. Install the components in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
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