Honda Cars 2007-2008

Timing Belt & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



3.0L & 3.5L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Note the radio security code and the radio presets. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Turn the crankshaft so that its white mark lines up with the pointer. Check to insure that number one piston is at TDC. Be sure that the mark on the front camshaft pulley and the pointer on the front upper cover are aligned.
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  7. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires. Remove the splash shield.
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  9. Remove the drive belt. Remove the drive belt auto tensioner.
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  11. Properly support the engine using a block of wood under the oil pan. Remove the ground cable. Remove the side engine mount bracket.
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  13. Remove the front upper cover. Remove the rear upper cover.
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  15. Remove the crankshaft pulley. Remove the lower cover.
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  17. Using the proper size bolt, screw it into the timing belt adjuster. Tighten by hand, do not use a wrench.

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    Fig. Timing belt adjuster bolt and installation location-3.0L and 3.5L engine

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  19. Remove the engine mount bracket.
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  21. Remove the idler pulley bolt and idler pulley. Remove the timing belt.
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To install:

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Fig. Crankshaft timing belt sprocket alignment mark locations-3.0L and 3.5L engine



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Fig. Left camshaft timing belt sprocket alignment mark location-3.0L and 3.5L engine



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Fig. Rear camshaft timing belt sprocket alignment mark location-3.0L and 3.5L engine

  1. Set the timing belt drive pulley to TDC by aligning the TDC mark on the tooth of the timing belt drive pulley with the pointer on the oil pump.
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  3. Set the camshaft pulleys to TDC by aligning the TDC marks on the camshaft pulleys with the pointers on the back covers.
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  5. Remove the auto tensioner. Align the holes on the rod and housing of the tensioner.
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  7. Using a hydraulic press to slowly compress the auto tensioner, insert a 0.08 inch pin through the housing and the rod.
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  9. Install the auto tensioner. Be sure that the pin stays in place.
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  11. By hand, screw down on the timing belt adjuster bolt to hold the timing belt adjuster.
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  13. Install the timing belt in a counterclockwise sequence starting with the drive pulley.
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  15. Remove the pin from the auto tensioner. Remove the bolt from the timing belt adjuster.
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  17. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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  19. Reprogram the Crankshaft Position (CKP) pattern. Run the engine until the operating temperature reaches 176 degrees. With the engine stopped, clear the CKP pattern. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON and wait thirty seconds.
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  21. Road test the vehicle on a level surface. Decelerate the engine speed of 2500 rpm to 1000 rpm. If equipped with automatic transaxle, use two Drive positions. If equipped with manual transaxle, use first gear.
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  23. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
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  25. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure. If complete, road test the vehicle on a level surface. Decelerate the engine speed of 5000 rpm to 3000 rpm. If equipped with automatic transaxle use two Drive positions. If equipped with manual transaxle use first gear.
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  27. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
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  29. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure.
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  31. If completed, turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON, wait thirty seconds. The learning procedure is now complete.
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