CR-V 2007-2008

Timing Chain & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    Keep the camshaft chain away from magnetic fields.

  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the splash shield.
  6.  
  7. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the cylinder head cover.
  10.  
  11. Set the No. 1 piston at Top Dead Center (TDC). The punch mark (A) on the Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) actuator and the punch mark (B) on the exhaust camshaft sprocket should be at the top. Align the TDC marks (C) on the VTC actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket.

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    Fig. Set the No. 1 piston at TDC. The punch mark (A) on the VTC actuator and the punch mark (B) on the exhaust camshaft sprocket should be at the top. Align the TDC marks (C) on the VTC actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket.

  12.  
  13. Disconnect the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connector and the VTC oil control solenoid valve connector.
  14.  
  15. Remove the VTC oil control solenoid valve.
  16.  
  17. Remove the crankshaft damper pulley.
  18.  
  19. Support the engine with a jack and a wood block under the oil pan.
  20.  
  21. Remove the upper torque rod.
  22.  
  23. Remove the ground cable, then remove the side engine mount bracket.
  24.  
  25. Remove the side engine mount bracket mounting bolts.
  26.  
  27. Remove the camshaft chain case (A) and the side engine mount bracket (B).

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    Fig. Remove the camshaft chain case (A) and the side engine mount bracket (B)

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  29. Loosely install the crankshaft damper pulley.
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  31. Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise to compress the auto-tensioner.
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  33. Align the holes on the lock (A) and the auto-tensioner (B), then insert a 0.05 inch (1.2mm) diameter pin or lock pin (P/N 14511-PNA-003) (C) into the holes. Turn the crankshaft clockwise to secure the pin.

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    Fig. Align the holes on the lock (A) and the auto-tensioner (B), then insert a 0.05 inch (1.2mm) diameter pin or lock pin (P/N 14511-PNA-003) (C) into the holes. Turn the crankshaft clockwise to secure the pin

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  35. Remove the auto-tensioner.
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  37. Remove camshaft chain guides and the tensioner arm.
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  39. Remove the camshaft chain.
  40.  
  41. Hold the camshaft with an open-end wrench, then loosen the VTC actuator mounting bolt and the exhaust camshaft sprocket mounting bolt.
  42.  
  43. If the VTC actuator will be reused, perform these steps:
    1. Remove the intake camshaft, and seal the advance holes and the retard holes in the No 1 camshaft journal with tape.
    2.  
    3. Punch a hole in the tape over one of the advance holes.
    4.  
    5. Apply air to the advance hole to release the lock.
    6.  
    7. Remove the tape and any adhesive residue from the camshaft journal.
    8.  

  44.  
  45. Remove the VTC actuator and the exhaust camshaft sprocket.

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    Fig. Removing the camshaft sprockets holding the camshaft with an open-end wrench

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To install:

  1. Install the VTC actuator and the exhaust camshaft sprocket.
    NOTE
    Install the VTC actuator to unlock position.

  2.  
  3. Apply engine oil to the threads of the VTC actuator mounting bolt and exhaust camshaft mounting bolt, then install the bolts.
  4.  
  5. Hold the camshaft with an open-end wrench, then tighten the bolts:
    1. VTC actuator mounting bolt 12 x 1.25mm: 83 ft. lbs. (113 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Exhaust camshaft sprocket mounting bolt 10 x 1.25mm: 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm).
    4.  

  6.  
  7. Hold the camshaft and turn the VTC actuator clockwise until it clicks. Make sure to lock the VTC actuator by turning it.
    NOTE
    Before continuing, check that the VTC actuator is locked by turning the VTC actuator counterclockwise. If not locked, turn the VTC actuator clockwise until it stops, then recheck it. If it is still not locked, replace the VTC actuator.

  8.  
  9. Set the crankshaft to TDC. Align the TDC mark (A) on the crankshaft sprocket with the pointer (B) on the engine block.
  10.  
  11. Set the camshafts to TDC. The punch mark (A) on the VTC actuator and the punch mark (B) on the exhaust camshaft sprocket should be at the top. Align the TDC marks (C) on the VTC actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket.
  12.  
  13. To hold the intake camshaft, insert the camshaft lock pin (07AAB-RWCA120) (A) into the maintenance hole in the CMP pulse plate (B) and through the No. 5 rocker shaft holder (C).
  14.  
  15. To hold the exhaust camshaft, insert the other camshaft lock pin (A) into the maintenance hole in the CMP pulse plate (D) and through No. 5 rocker shaft holder (C).

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    Fig. Insert a camshaft lock pin (07AAB-RWCA120) (A) into the maintenance hole in the CMP pulse plate (B) and through the No. 5 rocker shaft holder (C)

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  17. Install the camshaft chain on the crankshaft sprocket with the colored link plate (A) aligned with the mark (B) on the crankshaft sprocket.

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    Fig. Install the camshaft chain on the crankshaft sprocket with the colored link plate (A) aligned with the mark (B) on the crankshaft sprocket

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  19. Install the camshaft chain on the VTC actuator and the exhaust camshaft sprocket with the punch marks (A) aligned with the center of the 2 colored link plates (B).

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    Fig. Install the camshaft chain on the VTC actuator and the exhaust camshaft sprocket with the punch marks (A) aligned with the center of the 2 colored link plates (B)

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  21. Install the camshaft chain guide (A) and the tensioner arm (B). Tighten the mounting bolts:
    1. Bolts 6 x 1.0mm: 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Bolt 8 x 1.25mm: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).

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      Fig. Install the camshaft chain guide (A) and the tensioner arm (B)

    4.  

  22.  
  23. Compress the auto-tensioner when replacing the camshaft chain. Remove the pin (P/N 14511-PNA-003) (A) from the auto-tensioner that was installed during removal. Turn the plate (B) counterclockwise, to release the lock, then press the rod (C), and set the first cam (D) to the edge of the rack (E). Insert the 0.05 inch (1.2mm) diameter pin or lock pin into the holes (F).
    WARNING
    If the chain tensioner is not set up as described, the tensioner will become damaged.



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    Fig. Compress the auto-tensioner as illustrated using a lock pin

  24.  
  25. Install the auto-tensioner and tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Install the camshaft chain guide and tighten the mounting bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).

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    Fig. Install the camshaft chain guide

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  29. Remove the pin or lock pin (P/N 14511-PNA-003) from the auto-tensioner.
  30.  
  31. Remove the camshaft lock pin set.
  32.  
  33. Check the chain case oil seal for damage. If the oil seal is damaged, replace the chain case oil seal.
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  35. Remove old liquid gasket from the chain case mating surfaces, bolts, and bolt holes.
  36.  
  37. Clean and dry the chain case mating surfaces.
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  39. Apply liquid gasket (P/N 08717-0004, 08718-0001, 08718-0003, or 08718-0009) to the engine block mating surface of the chain case and to the inside edge of the bolt holes. Install the component within 5 minutes of applying the liquid gasket.

    Apply a bead of liquid gasket about 0.12 inch (3mm) in diameter along the broken line (A).
     
    If you apply liquid gasket P/N 08718-0012, the component must be installed within 4 minutes.
     
    If too much time has passed after applying the liquid gasket, remove the old liquid gasket and residue, then reapply new liquid gasket.
     

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  41. Apply liquid gasket to the engine block upper surface contact areas (B) and the lower block upper surface contact areas (C) on the chain case.
    NOTE
    Apply about 0.43 inch (11mm) diameter and about 0.12 inch (3mm) thickness of liquid gasket to the areas (B) and (C).



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    Fig. Apply liquid gasket to the engine block mating surface of the chain case and to the inside edge of the bolt holes as illustrated

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  43. Apply liquid gasket (P/N 08717-0004, 08718-0001, 08718-0003, or 08718-0009) to the oil pan mating surface of the oil pump. Install the component within 5 minutes of applying the liquid gasket.
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  45. Install a new O-ring (A), the side engine mount bracket (B), and the mounting bolts (C) on the chain case. Set the edge of the chain case (D) to the edge of the oil pan (E), then install the chain case on the engine block (F). Tighten the mounting bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  47. Wipe off the excess liquid gasket on the oil pan and chain case mating area.

    When installing the chain case, do not slide the bottom surface onto the oil pan mounting surface.
     
    Wait at least 30 minutes to allow the liquid gasket to cure before filling the engine with oil.
     
    Do not run the engine for at least 3 hours after installing the chain case.

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    Fig. Expanded view of the timing chain case and related components

     

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  49. Tighten the side engine mount bracket mounting bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  50.  
  51. Install the side engine mount bracket, then loosely tighten the new bolt and nut.
  52.  
  53. Install the ground cable.
  54.  
  55. Remove the air cleaner housing assembly.
  56.  
  57. Loosen the transaxle mounting bolt and nuts.
  58.  
  59. Raise the vehicle.
  60.  
  61. Loosen the lower torque rod mounting bolt.
  62.  
  63. Lower the vehicle.
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  65. Tighten the side engine mount mounting bolts and nut.
    1. Bolt 12 x 1.25mm: 52 ft. lbs. (72 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Bolt 14 x 1.5mm and nut: 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
    4.  

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  67. Tighten the transaxle mounting bolt and nuts to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
  68.  
  69. Raise the vehicle.
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  71. Tighten the lower torque rod mounting bolt to 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm).
  72.  
  73. Lower the vehicle.
  74.  
  75. Install the air cleaner housing assembly.
  76.  
  77. Install the upper torque rod, then tighten the new upper torque rod mounting bolts in the numbered sequence shown to the torque illustrated.

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    Fig. Install the upper torque rod, then tighten the mounting bolts in the numbered sequence shown

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  79. Install the crankshaft damper pulley.
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  81. Install the VTC oil control solenoid valve.
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  83. Connect the CKP sensor connector and VTC oil control solenoid valve connector.
  84.  
  85. Install the cylinder head cover.
  86.  
  87. Install the accessory drive belt.
  88.  
  89. Perform the CKP pattern clear/CKP learn procedure.
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CKP Pattern Clear/CKP Pattern Learn
With Honda Diagnostic System (HDS)

Specific to:

Honda CR-V 2007-2008

  1. Connect the Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) to the Data Link Connector (DLC) located under the driver's side of the dashboard.
  2.  
  3. Turn the ignition switch to ON.
  4.  
  5. Make sure the HDS communicates with the PCM and other vehicle systems. If it does not, go to the DLC circuit troubleshooting.
  6.  
  7. Select CRANK PATTERN in the ADJUSTMENT MENU with the HDS.
  8.  
  9. Select CRANK PATTERN LEARNING with the HDS and follow the screen prompts.
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Without Honda Diagnostic System (HDS)

Specific to:

Honda CR-V 2007-2008

  1. Start the engine.
  2.  
  3. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 RPM without load (in P or N) until the radiator fan comes on.
  4.  
  5. Test-drive the vehicle on a level road: decelerate (with the throttle fully closed) from an engine speed of 2,500 RPM down to 1,000 RPM with the transaxle in 2 position.
  6.  
  7. Repeat step 3 several times.
  8.  
  9. Turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
  10.  
  11. Turn the ignition switch to ON and wait 30 seconds.
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