Honda Accord/Civic/Prelude 1973-1983 Repair Guide

Timing Belt Cover and Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



All Engines
  1. Rotate the crankshaft to align the crankshaft pulley (1170cc and 1237cc) or flywheel pointer (CVCC) to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the No. 1 cylinder's compression stroke.
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  3. Remove the upper timing belt cover bolts and the cover.
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  5. Loosen the alternator and air pump (if equipped), then, remove the pulley belt(s).
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  7. On all vehicles, remove the water pump pulley-to-water pump bolts and the pulley.
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  9. Remove the crankshaft pulley-to-crankshaft bolt. Using a Wheel Puller tool, remove the crankshaft pulley.
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  11. Remove the timing gear cover retaining bolts and the timing gear cover.
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  13. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Make sure that the timing guide plates, pulleys and front oil seal are properly installed on the crankshaft end before replacing the cover.
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CAUTION
Be sure not to upset the timing position already set (TDC).

 
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