Odyssey 2007-2008

Camshaft, Bearings & Lifters

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Inspection




NOTE
Refer to the camshaft specification chart.

  1. Remove the cylinder head.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rocker arm assembly.
  4.  
  5. Put the rocker shafts on the cylinder head, then tighten the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Seat the camshaft by pushing it toward the rear of the cylinder head.
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  9. Zero the dial indicator against the end of the camshaft. Push the camshaft back and forth and read the end play. If the end play is beyond the service limit, replace the thrust cover and recheck. If it is still beyond the service limit, replace the camshaft.
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  11. Remove the camshaft thrust cover, then pull out the camshaft.
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  13. Wipe the camshaft clean, then inspect the lift ramps. Replace the camshaft if any lobes are pitted, scored, or excessively worn.
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  15. Measure the diameter of each camshaft journal.
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  17. Zero the gauge to the journal diameter.
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  19. Clean the camshaft bearing surfaces in the cylinder head. Measure the inside diameter of each camshaft bearing surface, and check for an out-of-round condition. If the camshaft-to-holder clearance is beyond the service limit and the camshaft has been replaced, replace the cylinder head.
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  21. If the camshaft-to-holder clearance is beyond the service limit and the camshaft has not been replaced, check total runout with the camshaft supported on V-blocks. If the total runout of the camshaft is within the service limit, replace the cylinder head. If the total runout is beyond the service limit, replace the camshaft and recheck the oil clearance. If the oil clearance is still out of tolerance, replace the cylinder head.
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  23. Measure cam lobe height.
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Removal & Installation



J35A6 Engine
Front

Specific to:

Honda Odyssey 2007-2008

  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and navigation systems.
  2.  
  3. Remove the battery.
  4.  
  5. Drain the coolant.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper radiator hose.
  8.  
  9. Remove the EGR valve.
  10.  
  11. Remove the timing belt.
  12.  
  13. Remove the rocker arm assembly.
  14.  
  15. Remove the camshaft pulley.
  16.  
  17. Remove the thrust cover (A).
  18.  
  19. Carefully remove the camshaft (B).

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    Fig. Camshaft removal-J35A6 and J35A7 engines

  20.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Always use new O-rings (C). Apply clean engine oil to the journals and lobes.
  2.  

Rear

Specific to:

Honda Odyssey 2007-2008

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intake manifold.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the fuel feed line.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the brake lines at the master cylinder. Plug the openings.
  10.  
  11. Remove the timing belt.
  12.  
  13. Remove the rocker arm assembly.
  14.  
  15. Remove the camshaft pulley.
  16.  
  17. Remove the EVAP canister hose joint and bracket.
  18.  
  19. Remove the thrust cover and camshaft.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Always use new O-rings. Apply clean engine oil to the journals and lobes. Bleed the brakes. Perform the CKP pattern clear/learn procedure.
  2.  

J35A7 Engine
Front

Specific to:

Honda Odyssey 2007-2008

  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and navigation systems.
  2.  
  3. Remove the battery.
  4.  
  5. Drain the coolant.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper radiator hose.
  8.  
  9. Remove the EGR valve.
  10.  
  11. Remove the timing belt.
  12.  
  13. Remove the rocker arm assembly.
  14.  
  15. Remove the camshaft pulley.
  16.  
  17. Remove the thrust cover.
  18.  
  19. Carefully remove the camshaft.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Always use new O-rings. Apply clean engine oil to the journals and lobes.
  2.  

Rear

Specific to:

Honda Odyssey 2007-2008

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intake manifold.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the fuel feed line.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the brake lines at the master cylinder. Plug the openings.
  10.  
  11. Remove the timing belt.
  12.  
  13. Remove the rocker arm assembly.
  14.  
  15. Remove the camshaft pulley.
  16.  
  17. Remove the thrust cover (A) and camshaft (B).
  18.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Always use new O-rings (C). Apply clean engine oil to the journals and lobes. Remove all traces of the old liquid gasket and apply new liquid gasket. Seat the rocker shaft assembly within 4 minutes of applying the liquid gasket. Bleed the brakes. Perform the CKP pattern clear/learn procedure.
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