Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
- Rotate the tensioner arm clockwise and remove the accessory drive belt from the pulleys.
- Remove the upper and lower timing belt covers.
- Remove the auto tensioner.
- Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket and cylinder head to set the No. 1 cylinder at TDC.
Unbolt the tensioner pulley to remove the timing belt.
NOTEIf the timing belt is to be reused, mark the rotation direction so it is reinstalled correctly.
- Prepare the auto tensioner for installation by compressing it in a vise and installing a set pin.
- Install the auto tensioner.
- Tighten the tensioner pulley to 31-40 ft. lbs. (42-54 Nm).
- Ensure the No. 1 cylinder is set to TDC.
Install the timing belt in the following order:
- Crankshaft sprocket
- Idler pulley
- Left side exhaust camshaft sprocket
- Left side intake camshaft sprocket
- Water pump pulley
- Right side intake camshaft sprocket
- Right side exhaust camshaft sprocket
- Tensioner pulley
- Reconfirm that No. 1 cylinder is set at TDC.
- Rotate the crankshaft a 1 / 4 turn counterclockwise.
- Rotate the crankshaft a 1 / 4 turn clockwise and realign the timing marks.
- Loosen the tensioner pulley center bolt.
Apply tension to the timing belt by rotating the tensioner pulley with a torque wrench and Special Tool 09244-28100 to 43 inch lbs.
- Tighten the center bolt of the tensioner pulley to 31-40 ft. lbs. (42-54 Nm).
- Release the set pin of the auto tensioner.
- Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions clockwise then wait 5 minutes for the auto tensioner to adjust.
Measure the projected load of the auto tensioner. Measurement should be between 0.15-0.18 inches (3.8-4.5mm).
- Repeat the belt tightening procedure if measurement is not with specification.
- The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal.