Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Crankshaft Damper

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Note the radio security code and station presets.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the lower engine splash shield.
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  9. Remove the engine accessory drive belts. For specific details, refer to General Information and Maintenance .
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Mark the direction of the accessory drive belt's rotation if it is to be reinstalled. If there is any doubt about the condition of a belt, or if it has been contaminated by oil, it should be replaced.

  1. Set the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC) for the No. 1 piston on the compression stroke. The crankshaft pulley white mark must be aligned with the mark on the lower timing cover. Once in this position, the engine must not be disturbed.
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  3. Hold the crankshaft pulley with Honda Tool Nos. 07MAB-PY3010A Holder Attachment and 07JAB-001020A Holder Handle or their equivalents and remove the crankshaft pulley bolt by turning it in a counterclockwise direction.
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  5. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
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See Figures 1 through 9

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Fig. Fig. 1: The engine is at TDC when the white timing mark on the crankshaft pulley is aligned with the raised pointer on the timing belt cover



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Fig. Fig. 2: There's no getting around having a special tool for removing this Honda crankshaft pulley bolt. The manufacturer states that an impact wrench must not be used to tighten that bolt



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Fig. Fig. 3: The crankshaft pulley is held onto the crankshaft with a special bolt/washer combination, and the bolt should be replaced once removed



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Fig. Fig. 4: The crankshaft pulley has a 50mm hexagon shape cast into the pulley that allows a tool to be used to hold the pulley in order to remove the bolt



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Fig. Fig. 5: The crankshaft pulley holding tool is placed into the hexagon cutout of the pulley



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Fig. Fig. 6: While holding the pulley stationary ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: A suitable 1/2 inch drive 19 mm deep well socket is inserted through the holding tool onto the crankshaft pulley bolt



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Fig. Fig. 8: While the crankshaft pulley is held, the crankshaft bolt is loosened and removed by turning it counterclockwise



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Fig. Fig. 9: This crankshaft pulley tool was fabricated by grinding a 2 inch pipe fitting to fit the 50mm hexagon, and welding it onto a used two-stroke connecting rod and a suitable solid steel bar

To install:
  1. Install the crankshaft pulley. Retighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to:

    CRV engines: 130 ft. lbs. (177 Nm)
     
    Odyssey engines: 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm).
     

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  3. Install and adjust the accessory drive belts.
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  5. Verify that all engine components that may have been removed have been reinstalled correctly.
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  7. Install the splash shield and lower the vehicle.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable, then enter the security code for the radio.
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