Honda Cars 2007-2008

Timing Chain & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Keep the cam chain away from magnetic fields.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Note the radio security code and the radio presets. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine coolant. Drain the engine oil.
  8.  
  9. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts. Remove the drive belt.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cylinder head.
  12.  
  13. On 2001-05 vehicles, remove the vacuum tank.
  14.  
  15. Remove the water bypass hose. Remove the water bypass tube retaining bolts and tube. Remove the water pump pulley. Remove the auto tensioner.
  16.  
  17. Remove the alternator. Remove the idler pulley. Remove the idler pulley base.
  18.  
  19. Remove the oil pan.
  20.  
  21. Remove the crankshaft pulley. Remove the chain case retaining bolts. Remove the chain case.
  22.  
  23. Remove the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor pulse plate. Remove the oil pump chain guide. Remove the cam chain.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Set the crankshaft to TDC. Align the key on the sprocket and the crankshaft with the pointer on the engine block.

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    Fig. Align the sprocket key (A) with the cylinder block pointer (B) to set the engine to TDC-S2000 Models



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    Fig. Install the timing chain with the colored link (A) aligned with the crankshaft sprocket punch mark (B)-S2000 Models



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    Fig. Timing chain idler sprocket punch mark (A), colored links (B) and TDC marks (C) in proper alignment-S2000 Models

  2.  
  3. Install the cam chain with the colored piece aligned with the punch mark on the crankshaft sprocket.
  4.  
  5. Install the oil pump chain guide. Install the CKP pulse plate.
  6.  
  7. Replace the chain case oil seal.
  8.  
  9. Remove any old gasket from the mating surfaces. Be sure these surfaces are clean and dry.
  10.  
  11. Apply liquid gasket, part number 08717-004, 08718-0001, 08718-0003 or 08718-0009 evenly to the cylinder block mating surface of the chain case.
    NOTE
    Do not install the parts if more than four minutes have elapsed since applying the liquid gasket. Instead, reapply after removing the previous coating material.

  12.  
  13. Install the dowel pins and the chain case using a new O-ring.
  14.  
  15. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  16.  
  17. After assembly, wait at least thirty minutes before filling the engine with clean engine oil.
  18.  
  19. Do not run the engine for at least three hours after installing the oil pan.
  20.  
  21. 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.
  22.  
  23. 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.
  24.  
  25. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  26.  
  27. 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.
  28.  
  29. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  30.  
  31. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure.
  32.  
  33. If completed, turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON, wait thirty seconds. The learning procedure is now complete.
  34.  

2.4L Engine

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008


NOTE
Keep the cam chain away from magnetic fields.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Note the radio security code and the radio presets. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Rotate the crankshaft to set the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC) on the compression stroke for the No. 1 piston. The TDC mark on the crankshaft pulley should line up with the pointer.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires. Remove the splash shield. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the drive belt. Remove the cylinder head cover. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  10.  
  11. Check that the number one piston TDC marks on the Variable Timing Control (VTC) actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket are aligned.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connector and the Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) oil control solenoid valve connector.
  14.  
  15. Remove the VTC oil control solenoid valve.
  16.  
  17. Properly support the engine using a block of wood under the oil pan. Remove the ground cable. Remove the upper bracket. Remove the side engine mount bracket.
  18.  
  19. Remove the chain case cover.
  20.  
  21. Loosely install the crankshaft pulley. Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise to compress the auto tensioner. Align the holes on the lock and the auto tensioner. Insert a 0.05 in. diameter pin into the holes. Turn the crankshaft clockwise to secure the pin. Remove the auto tensioner.
  22.  
  23. Remove the cam chain guide. Remove the Remove the tensioner arm.
  24.  
  25. Remove the cam chain from the engine.
  26.  

To install:


NOTE
Check that the VTC actuator is locked by turning the actuator counterclockwise. If not locked, turn the actuator clockwise until it stops. Recheck it. If it is still not locked, replace it.

  1. Set the crankshaft to TDC. Align the TDC mark on the crankshaft sprocket with the pointer on the engine block.
  2.  
  3. Set the camshafts to TDC. The punch mark on the VTC actuator and the punch mark on the exhaust camshaft sprocket should be at the top. Align the TDC marks on the VTC actuator and the exhaust camshaft sprocket.
  4.  
  5. Install the cam chain on the crankshaft sprocket with the colored piece aligned with the punch mark on the crankshaft sprocket.

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    Fig. Set the crankshaft to TDC. Align the TDC mark (A) on the crankshaft sprocket with the pointer (B) on the cylinder block-2.4L engine



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    Fig. The mark (A) on the VTC actuator and the mark (B) on the exhaust cam (C) should be at the top. Align the TDC marks (C) on the VTC actuator and exhaust cam sprockets-2.4L engine

  6.  
  7. Install the cam chain on the VTC actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket with the punch marks aligned with the two colored pieces.
  8.  
  9. Install the cam chain guide and tensioner arm. Install the auto tensioner. Install the cam chain guide. Remove the pin from the auto tensioner.

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    Fig. Align the holes on the lock (A) and the auto-tensioner (B), then place a 1.5mm pin into the holes. Turn the crankshaft clockwise to secure the pin-2.4L engine

  10.  
  11. Replace the chain case oil seal.
  12.  
  13. Remove any old gasket from the mating surfaces. Be sure these surfaces are clean and dry.
  14.  
  15. Apply liquid gasket, part number 08717-004, 08718-0001, 08718-0003 or 08718-0009 evenly to the cylinder block mating surface of the chain case and to the inner threads of the holes.
    NOTE
    Do not install the parts if more than four minutes have elapsed since applying the liquid gasket. Instead, reapply after removing the previous coating material.

  16.  
  17. Apply liquid gasket to the cylinder block upper surface contact areas on the chain case.
  18.  
  19. Install a new O-ring on the chain case. Set the edge of the chain case on the edge of the oil pan. Install the chain case to the cylinder block.
    NOTE
    When installing the chain case, do not slide the bottom surface on the oil pan mounting surface.

  20.  
  21. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  22.  
  23. After assembly, wait at least thirty minutes before filling the engine with clean engine oil.
  24.  
  25. Do not run the engine for at least three hours after installing the oil pan.
  26.  
  27. 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.
  28.  
  29. 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.
  30.  
  31. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  32.  
  33. 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.
  34.  
  35. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  36.  
  37. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure.
  38.  
  39. If completed, turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON, wait thirty seconds. The learning procedure is now complete.
  40.  

Hybrid

Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front undercover and the splash shield.
  8.  
  9. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  10.  
  11. Turn the crankshaft pulley so its Top Dead Center (TDC) mark lines up with the pointer.
  12.  
  13. Remove the water pump pulley.
  14.  
  15. Remove the cylinder head cover.
  16.  
  17. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  18.  
  19. Remove the oil pan.
  20.  
  21. Support the engine with a suitable jack and a wood block under the engine block.
  22.  
  23. Remove the ground cable and the side engine mount bracket.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connector, and then remove the dipstick tube mounting bolt and the harness clamps.
  26.  
  27. Remove the timing chain case, and then remove the CKP pulse plate.
  28.  
  29. Apply new engine oil to the sliding surface of the cam chain tensioner slider.
  30.  
  31. Hold the cam chain tensioner slider with a screwdriver, then remove the bolt, and loosen the bolt.
  32.  
  33. Remove the timing chain tensioner slider.
  34.  
  35. Remove the timing chain tensioner and the cam chain guide.
  36.  
  37. Remove the timing chain.
  38.  

To install:

  1. Set the crankshaft to TDC. Align the TDC mark on the crankshaft sprocket with the pointer on the oil pump.

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    Fig. Set the crankshaft to TDC. Align the TDC mark (A) on the crankshaft sprocket with the pointer (B) on the oil pump-1.3L Engine

  2.  
  3. Set the No. 1 piston at TDC. The ''UP'' mark on the camshaft sprocket should be at the top, and the TDC grooves on the camshaft sprocket should line up with the top edge of the cylinder head.

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    Fig. Set the No. 1 piston at TDC. The ''UP'' mark (A) on the camshaft sprocket should be at the top, and the TDC grooves (B) on the camshaft sprocket should line up with the top edge of the cylinder head-1.3L Engine

  4.  
  5. Install the cam chain on the crankshaft sprocket with the colored piece aligned with the TDC mark on the crankshaft sprocket.
  6.  
  7. Install the cam chain on the camshaft sprocket with the pointer aligned with the center of the two colored pieces.
  8.  
  9. Apply new engine oil to the threads of the cam chain tensioner mounting bolt.
  10.  
  11. Install the cam chain tensioner and the cam chain guide.
  12.  
  13. Install the cam chain tensioner slider, and tighten the lower side bolt loosely.
  14.  
  15. Apply new engine oil to the sliding surface of the cam chain tensioner slider.
  16.  
  17. Turn the cam chain tensioner clockwise to compress the cam chain tensioner slider. Install the remaining bolt, and then tighten the two bolts.
  18.  
  19. Check the chain case oil seal for damage If the oil seal is damaged, replace the chain case oil seal.
  20.  
  21. Remove all of the old liquid gasket from the chain case mating surfaces, the bolts, and the bolt holes.
  22.  
  23. Clean and dry the chain case mating surfaces.
  24.  
  25. Apply liquid gasket, P/N 08717-0004, 08718-0001, 08718-0003, or 08718-0009, evenly to the cylinder head and the engine block mating surface of the chain case. Install the component within 5 minutes of applying the liquid gasket.
  26.  
  27. Install the CKP pulse plate and the timing chain case. Tighten the mounting bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  28.  
  29. Install the harness clamps and the dipstick tube mounting bolt, and then connect the CKP sensor connector.
  30.  
  31. Install the side engine mount bracket, and then tighten the mounting bolts and nut in the numbered sequence shown.

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    Fig. Install the side engine mount bracket (A), then tighten the mounting bolts and nut in the numbered sequence shown-1.3L Engine

  32.  
  33. Install the ground cable.
  34.  
  35. Remove the jack and the wood block.
  36.  
  37. Install the oil pan.
  38.  
  39. Install the crankshaft pulley.
  40.  
  41. Install the cylinder head cover.
  42.  
  43. Install the water pump pulley.
  44.  
  45. Install the accessory drive belt.
  46.  
  47. Install the splash shield and the front undercover.
  48.  
  49. Install the front wheels.
  50.  
  51. Connect the negative battery cable.
  52.  

Non-hybrid
1.8L Engine

Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Note the radio security code and the radio presets. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Rotate the crankshaft to set the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC) on the compression stroke for the No. 1 piston. The UP mark on the camshaft sprocket should be at the top, and the TDC grooves on the camshaft sprocket should line up with the top edge of the cylinder head.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires. Remove the splash shield. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the drive belt auto tensioner. Remove the cylinder head cover. Remove the PCV valve hose. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  10.  
  11. Properly support the engine using a block of wood under the oil pan. Remove the bolt securing the air conditioning line and remove the upper torque rod. Remove the ground cable. Remove the engine mount bracket.
  12.  
  13. Remove the oil pump.
  14.  
  15. Loosely install the crankshaft pulley. Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise to compress the auto tensioner. Align the holes on the lock and the auto tensioner. Insert a 0.04 in. diameter pin into the holes. Turn the crankshaft clockwise to secure the pin.

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    Fig. Locking auto tensioner: (A) alignment hole, (B) tensioner and (C) lock pin-1.8L engine

  16.  
  17. Remove the auto tensioner. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  18.  
  19. Remove the cam chain guide and cam chain tensioner arm. Remove the cam chain from the engine.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Set the crankshaft to TDC. Align the TDC mark on the crankshaft sprocket with the pointer on the engine block.

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    Fig. Crankshaft TDC location-1.8L engine

  2.  
  3. Set the camshaft to TDC. The UP mark on the camshaft sprocket should be at the top and the TDC grooves on the camshaft sprocket should line up with the top edge of the cylinder head.

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    Fig. Camshaft TDC location-1.8L engine

  4.  
  5. Install the cam chain on the crankshaft sprocket with the colored piece aligned with the mark on the crankshaft sprocket.
  6.  
  7. Install the cam chain on the camshaft sprocket with the colored link plate aligned with the mark on the crankshaft sprocket.

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    Fig. Timing chain marking (A) Crankshaft Position (B)-1.8L engine

  8.  
  9. Install the cam chain guide and tensioner arm. Install the auto tensioner. Remove the pin from the auto tensioner.
  10.  
  11. Install the oil pump.
  12.  
  13. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  14.  
  15. 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.
  16.  
  17. 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.
  18.  
  19. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  20.  
  21. 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.
  22.  
  23. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  24.  
  25. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure.
  26.  
  27. If completed, turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON, wait thirty seconds. The learning procedure is now complete.
  28.  

2.0L Engine

Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008


NOTE
Keep the cam chain away from magnetic fields.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Note the radio security code and the radio presets. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Rotate the crankshaft to set the engine at Top Dead Center (TDC) on the compression stroke for the No. 1 piston. The TDC mark on the crankshaft pulley should line up with the pointer.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires. Remove the splash shield. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the drive belt. Remove the cylinder head cover. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connector and the Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) oil control solenoid valve connector.
  12.  
  13. Remove the VTC oil control solenoid valve.
  14.  
  15. Properly support the engine using a block of wood under the oil pan. Remove the ground cable. Remove the upper bracket. Remove the side engine mount bracket.
  16.  
  17. Remove the chain case cover.
  18.  
  19. Loosely install the crankshaft pulley. Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise to compress the auto tensioner. Align the holes on the lock and the auto tensioner. Insert a 0.05 in. diameter pin into the holes. Turn the crankshaft clockwise to secure the pin. Remove the auto tensioner.
  20.  
  21. Remove the cam chain guide. Remove the Remove the tensioner arm.
  22.  
  23. Remove the cam chain from the engine.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Set the crankshaft to TDC. Align the TDC mark on the crankshaft sprocket with the pointer on the engine block.
  2.  
  3. Set the camshafts to TDC. The punch mark on the VTC actuator and the punch mark on the exhaust camshaft sprocket should be at the top. Align the TDC marks on the VTC actuator and the exhaust camshaft sprocket.
  4.  
  5. Install the cam chain on the crankshaft sprocket with the colored piece aligned with the punch mark on the crankshaft sprocket.
  6.  
  7. Install the cam chain on the VTC actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket with the punch marks aligned with the two colored pieces.
  8.  
  9. Install the cam chain guide and tensioner arm. Install the auto tensioner. Install the cam chain guide. Remove the pin from the auto tensioner.
  10.  
  11. Replace the chain case oil seal.
  12.  
  13. Remove any old gasket from the mating surfaces. Be sure these surfaces are clean and dry.
  14.  
  15. Apply liquid gasket, part number 08717-004, 08718-0001, 08718-0003 or 08718-0009 evenly to the cylinder block mating surface of the chain case and to the inner threads of the holes.
    NOTE
    Do not install the parts if more than four minutes have elapsed since applying the liquid gasket. Instead, reapply after removing the previous coating material.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Apply liquid gasket at points (A) and points (B)-2.0L engine

  16.  
  17. Apply liquid gasket to the cylinder block upper surface contact areas on the chain case.
  18.  
  19. Install a new O-ring on the chain case. Set the edge of the chain case on the edge of the oil pan. Install the chain case to the cylinder block.
    NOTE
    When installing the chain case, do not slide the bottom surface on the oil pan mounting surface.

  20.  
  21. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  22.  
  23. After assembly, wait at least thirty minutes before filling the engine with clean engine oil.
  24.  
  25. Do not run the engine for at least three hours after installing the oil pan.
  26.  
  27. On 2006 vehicles, 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.
  28.  
  29. 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.
  30.  
  31. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  32.  
  33. 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.
  34.  
  35. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  36.  
  37. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure.
  38.  
  39. If completed, turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON, wait thirty seconds. The learning procedure is now complete.
  40.  

 
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