Honda Pilot - 2003-2005

Camshafts, Bearings, & Lifters

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Removal & Installation



Front
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative and positive battery cables
     
    Battery
     

  4.  
  5. Drain the coolant.

    Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve
     
    Timing belt
     
    Rocker arm assembly
     
    Front camshaft pulley
     
    Thrust plate and camshaft
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Camshaft using a new O-ring. Tighten the thrust plate to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
     
    Front camshaft pulley
     
    Rocker arm assembly
     
    Timing belt
     
    Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve
     
    Battery
     
    Positive, then negative battery cables
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the cooling system.

    Camshaft

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    Fig. Front camshaft assembly



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    Fig. Rocker arm shaft loosening sequence

     

  4.  

To install:

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Fig. Rocker shaft tightening sequence

  1. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  2.  

Rear
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Under-hood fuse box
     
    Fuel feed hose
     
    Nuts securing the fuel line

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    Fig. Remove the nuts attaching the fuel line when removing the rear camshaft

     
    Brake lines from the master cylinder
     
    Timing belt
     
    Rocker arm assembly
     
    Rear camshaft pulley
     
    Thrust plate and camshaft
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Camshaft using a new O-ring. Tighten the thrust plate to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
     
    Rear camshaft pulley
     
    Rocker arm assembly
     
    Timing belt
     
    Brake lines to the master cylinder
     
    Nuts securing the fuel line
     
    Fuel feed hose
     
    Under-hood fuse box
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  

 
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