Pilot 2006-2008

Rocker Arms & Shafts

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Removal & Installation



Front

Specific to:

Honda Pilot 2006-2008


NOTE
Be sure that you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and navigation system, if equipped. Record the audio presets.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Remove the valve covers.
  10.  
  11. Loosen the locknuts and the adjusting screws.

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    Fig. Front cylinder head rocker arm locknuts and adjusting screw locations



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    Fig. Front cylinder head rocker arm loosening sequence

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  13. Remove the rocker shaft mounting bolts and the rocker arm assembly.
    WARNING
    Loosen the mounting bolts in sequence two turns at a time to prevent damaging the valves or the rocker arm assembly. When removing the assembly, do not remove the rocker shaft mounting bolts. The bolts will keep the springs and rocker arms on the shafts.



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    Fig. Front cylinder head rocker arm assembly-exploded view

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To install:

  1. Set the rocker arm assembly in place. Loosely install the bolts.
    NOTE
    Make sure the rocker arms are properly positioned on the valve stems.

  2.  
  3. Tighten each bolt two turns at a time in the sequence shown to ensure that the rockers do not bind on the valves. Tightening specification is 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).

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    Fig. Front rocker arm assembly tightening sequence

  4.  
  5. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    The power window reset procedure must be performed when disconnecting the battery, removing the No. 1 (20 amp) fuse in the passenger-s under dash fuse/relay box, disconnecting the 18P connector from the power window control unit, removing the window regulator, glass or glass run channel and disconnecting the driver-s door wire harness.

  6.  
  7. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  8.  
  9. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  10.  
  11. Move the driver-s power window all the way down by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly down to the second detent. When the window reaches the bottom, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO DOWN position for two seconds.
  12.  
  13. Move the driver-s power window all the way up without stopping by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly up to the second detent. When the window reaches the top, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO UP position for two seconds.
    NOTE
    If the power window does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure.

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Rear

Specific to:

Honda Pilot 2006-2008


NOTE
Be sure that you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system and navigation system, if equipped. Record the audio presets.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Remove the valve covers.
  10.  
  11. Loosen the locknuts and the adjusting screws.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear cylinder head rocker arm locknuts and adjusting screw locations



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear cylinder head rocker arm loosening sequence

  12.  
  13. Remove the rocker shaft mounting bolts and the rocker arm assembly.
    WARNING
    Loosen the mounting bolts in sequence two turns at a time to prevent damaging the valves or the rocker arm assembly. When removing the assembly, do not remove the rocker shaft mounting bolts. The bolts will keep the springs and rocker arms on the shafts.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear cylinder head rocker arm assembly-exploded view

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To install:

  1. Set the rocker arm assembly in place. Loosely install the bolts.
    NOTE
    Make sure the rocker arms are properly positioned on the valve stems.

  2.  
  3. Apply liquid gasket part number 08717-0004 or equivalent evenly to the rocker shaft holder mating areas.
    NOTE
    Install the component within five minutes of applying the liquid gasket. Some liquid gasket materials require installation within four minutes. Be sure to read and follow the manufacturer-s instruction. If too much time has passed before installing the component remove the liquid gasket and residue, then reapply new liquid gasket.

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  5. Tighten each bolt two turns at a time in the sequence shown to ensure that the rockers do not bind on the valves. Tightening specification is 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm). defective washers as required.
    NOTE
    Wait at least 30 minutes to allow the gasket to cure before filling the engine with oil.


    NOTE
    Do not run the engine for at least three hours after installing the valve cover.



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    Fig. Liquid gasket application point



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    Fig. Rear rocker arm assembly tightening sequence

  6.  
  7. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    The power window reset procedure must be performed when disconnecting the battery, removing the No. 1 (20 amp) fuse in the passenger-s under dash fuse/relay box, disconnecting the 18P connector from the power window control unit, removing the window regulator, glass or glass run channel and disconnecting the driver-s door wire harness.

  8.  
  9. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  10.  
  11. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
  12.  
  13. Move the driver-s power window all the way down by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly down to the second detent. When the window reaches the bottom, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO DOWN position for two seconds.
  14.  
  15. Move the driver-s power window all the way up without stopping by holding the driver-s power window switch firmly up to the second detent. When the window reaches the top, hold the driver-s power window switch in the AUTO UP position for two seconds.
    NOTE
    If the power window does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure.

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