Pilot 2006-2008

Timing Belt Front Cover

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Removal & Installation




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.
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  3. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
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  5. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable. Wait 3 minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing any service.
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  7. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
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  9. Turn the crankshaft so that the white mark (on the crankshaft pulley) aligns with the pointer mark.
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  11. Check that the No. 1 piston TDC mark on the front camshaft pulley and the pointer on the upper front cover are aligned.
    NOTE
    If the marks are not aligned, rotate the crankshaft 360 degrees, and recheck.



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    Fig. No. 1 piston at TDC-J35A9 engine



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    Fig. No. 1 piston at TDC-J35Z1 engine

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  13. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the right front tire and wheel assembly.
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  15. Remove the splash shield.

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    Fig. Splash shield removal points



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    Fig. Drive belt and related components-J35A9 engine



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    Fig. Drive belt and related components-J35Z1 engine

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  17. Remove the drive belt.
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  19. Support the engine using a piece of wood and a jack under the oil pan.
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  21. Remove the upper half of the side engine mount bracket.

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    Fig. Side engine mount bracket and related components

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  23. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
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  25. Remove the upper front cover retaining bolts. Remove the cover.
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  27. Remove the lower rear cover retaining bolts. Remove the cover.

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    Fig. Upper covers and related components



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    Fig. Lower cover and related components

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  29. Remove the lower cover retaining bolts. Remove the lower cover.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Be sure to use new bolts, as required.
    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.

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  5. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
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  7. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
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  9. 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.
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  11. 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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