Ridgeline 2007-2008

Timing Belt Rear Cover

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
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  3. Turn the crankshaft so the white mark aligns with the pointer.

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    Fig. Turn the crankshaft so the white mark (A) aligns with the pointer (B)

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  5. Make sure the number 1 piston is at Top Dead center (TDC).

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    Fig. Make sure the number 1 piston is at top dead center (A) on the front camshaft pulley and pointer (B)

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  7. Make sure the anti-theft codes for the audio system and navigation system (if equipped) are available.
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  9. Disconnect the negative battery cable
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  11. Remove the wheels and engine splash shield.
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  13. Remove the drive belts.
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  15. Support the engine with a block of wood and a jack under the oil pan.
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  17. Remove the ground cable bracket.
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  19. Remove the upper side engine mount.
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  21. Remove the dipstick tube.
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  23. Remove the crankshaft pulley using holder tool shown in the accompanying illustration and a breaker and socket, loosen the 19mm bolt and remove the pulley.

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