Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Remove the timing chain cover.
- Remove the crank angle sensor plate.
- Remove the chain tension slipper.
- Remove the chain vibration damper.
- Remove the chain guide.
- Remove the timing chain.
- Remove the crankshaft timing sprocket.
- Check the timing chain with the chain full stretched. The length of 16 consecutive links should be 122.6mm (4.827 inches) max. If it-s longer than that, replace it.
Install the camshaft sprocket. Torque to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
- Position the VVT sprocket so that the sprocket pin groove is slight right of the camshaft pin. Press the VVT into place turning it counterclockwise.
- Install the bolt and torque to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Check that the valve timing controller turns clockwise and that it is locked securely when the lock pin hole is at the locking point.
- Turn the camshafts so that the timing marks on the cam sprockets align with the timing marks on the Nos. 1 and 2 bearing caps. If the marks don-t align, turn the crankshaft one full turn (360 degrees) clockwise.
- Turn the crankshaft so that the key is at the 12:00 o-clock position.
- Install the chain vibration damper. Torque to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
Install the crank timing sprocket.
- Install the timing chain on the crank sprocket with the blue or orange link is aligned with the timing mark on the crank sprocket.
Install the timing chain on the camshaft sprockets with the gold or yellow links aligned with the timing marks on the sprockets.
- Install the timing chain guide. Torque to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
- Install the chain tension slipper. Torque to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
- Install the crank angle sensor plate with the -F- mark facing forward.
- Install the timing chain cover.