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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    Fig. Remove the crankshaft pulley using holder tool shown

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  25. Remove the rear upper cover.
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To install:

  1. Install the rear upper timing covers and tighten the bolts to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
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  3. Install the crankshaft pulley and tighten the bolts to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm), using the holding tool to prevent the unit from turning.
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  5. Rotate the crankshaft pulley about 5 or 6 degrees clockwise so the belt positions itself on the pulleys.
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  7. Turn the crankshaft pulley so the white mark aligns with the pointer.
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  9. Check the camshaft pulley marks are aligned. If the marks are aligned, proceed to the next step. If the marks are not aligned, remove the timing belt and reinstall using the steps outlined before this step.

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    Fig. Check that the camshaft pulley marks are aligned as shown

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  11. Install the drive belt.
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  13. Install the upper side mount and tighten the bolts in the sequence illustrated to the specifications in the illustration.
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  15. Using a suitable scan tool, perform the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) reset and the Crankshaft position (CKP) pattern clear/learn procedures, following the scan tool manufactures instructions.
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