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Timing belt Hello there I have an 87 accord 5speed. the timing belt spun and lost about 10 teeth at the bottom. It went while I was doing 40 MPH, I put the clutch in fairly quickly, but then tryed to start it several times after thinking it was a fuel problem.Do you think this will have any long lasting effects.

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Probably. Most all Honda engines are interference or zero tolerance engines, meaning there is no margin for valves when they are out of sequence, like when the timing belt goes. You will probably have to do the head, but get it checked out by an engine rebuilder to be sure before you start repairs.

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I would recommend buying a Haynes book and reading the procedure.
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To install:

CAUTION Before installing the timing belt, confirm that the No. 1 cylinder is set at the TDC of the compression stroke.
  1. Remove both cylinder head covers and loosen all rocker arm shaft retaining bolts.
The rocker arm shaft bolts MUST be loosened so that the correct belt tension can be obtained.
  1. Install the tensioner and the return spring. Using a hexagon wrench, turn the tensioner clockwise and temporarily tighten the lock-nut.
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When installing the timing belt align the white lines on the belt with the punchmarks on the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets. Have the arrow on the timing belt pointing toward the front belt covers.

A good way (although rather tedious!) to check for proper timing belt installation is to count the number of belt teeth between the timing marks. There are 133 teeth on the belt; there should be 40 teeth between the timing marks on the left and right side camshaft sprockets, and 43 teeth between the timing marks on the left side camshaft sprocket and the crankshaft sprocket.

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[Set Static Timing:
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timing may be off , NOT SET RIGHT. here is a diagram good luck and contact if you need more help.

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