Honda Prelude Accord Civic S2000 2001-2006

Inspection

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The ignition timing is not adjustable, but the ignition base timing can be checked by performing the following:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Connect a PGM tester (scan tool) to the data link connector.
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  5. Connect a timing light to the No. 1 ignition cable.
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  7. Start the engine and allow it to warm up until the electric fan comes on.
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  9. Be sure to turn off all accessories.
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  11. Verify that the idle speed is set to specification.
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  13. Point the light at the timing belt cover near the crankshaft pulley and read the timing. Correct timing is 10-14° Before Top Dead Center (BTDC) for both automatic and manual transmissions. If necessary, loosen the distributor hold-down bolt and rotate the distributor slightly to adjust the timing. Turn it counterclockwise to advance and clockwise to retard the timing.
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  15. Tighten the hold-down bolt to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm). Recheck the timing after the bolt is tight to confirm the correct timing.
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  17. Disconnect the PGM tester.

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    Fig. Distributor hold-down bolt locations-2.3L (F23A1 and F23A4) engine



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    Fig. Distributor hold-down bolt locations-2.3L (F23A5) engine

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