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Resetting timing on 1.4l 8v "R" Honda Civic

Hi all,

Changed timing belt on car, however crankshaft pulley moved slightly when loosening bolt. There are 2 timing marks a red and white one on the pulley, Haynes manual describes finding a connection under the dash that you bridge with a piece of wire and then reset with their instructions. However this car does not seem to have this connection and the manual shows no alternatives. Can you please tell me which mark to set the belt to. The car has slight adjustment on distributor cap and I also have a timing light, but need to know correct timing mark to start from.

Kind Regards and thanks for your time,

Rico

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The white mark is the one indicating TDC. The red one indicates 12 degfrees befor TDC. If you don't have the belt on as yet, then the mark you are looking for will be on the crankshaft sprocket that the timing belt rides on. You line up that mark with the arrow on the block. This arrow is located directly above the crank sprocket.

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Set timing on a 98 honda civic dx


"The crankshaft timing pointer must be perfectly aligned with the white mark on the flywheel or flex-plate; the camshaft pulley must be aligned so that the word UP is at the top of the pulley and the marks on the edge of the pulley are aligned with the surfaces of the head.
Install the timing belt over the pulleys and tensioners.
Loosen the bolt used to lock the timing belt tensioner. Loosen, then tighten the timing belt adjusting nut.
Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise until the cam pulley has moved 3 teeth; this creates tension on the timing belt. Loosen, then tighten the adjusting nut and tighten it to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). Tighten the bolt used to lock the timing belt tensioner.
Realign the timing belt marks, then install the balancer belt drive sprocket on the crankshaft.
Align the front balancer pulley; the face of the front timing balancer pulley has a mark, which must be aligned with the notch on the oil pump body. This pulley is the one at 10 o'clock to the crank pulley when viewed from the pulley end.
Align the rear timing balancer pulley (2 o'clock from the crank pulley) using a 6 x 100mm bolt or rod. Mark the bolt or rod at a point 2.9 in. (74mm) from the end. Remove the bolt from the maintenance hole on the side of the block; insert the bolt or rod into the hole. Align the 2.9 in. (74mm) mark with the face of the hole. This pin will hold the shaft in place during installation.
Install the balancer belt. Once the belts are in place, be sure that all the engine alignment marks are still correct. If not, remove the belts, realign the engine and reinstall the belts. Once the belts are properly installed, slowly loosen the adjusting nut, allowing the tensioner to move against the belt. Remove the pin from the maintenance hole and reinstall the bolt and washer.
Turn the crankshaft 1 full turn, then tighten the adjuster nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). Remove the bolt used to lock the timing belt tensioner."

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How to position the timing belt crank shafts of 1997 mazda mpv


Raise and support the vehicle on jack stands. Remove the wheel on the passenger side of the vehicle using the drive ratchet and a socket. Remove the passenger side splash shield, using the drive ratchet and a 10mm socket. 2 Remove the accessory belt(s), using a wrench to loosen the tension. Unscrew the bolt from the crankshaft pulley, using the drive ratchet and a socket. Slide the crankshaft pulley and the timing belt guide washer directly behind it off the crankshaft.3 Remove all the 10mm bolts in the top and bottom timing belt covers. Remove the covers. The drive ratchet and a 10mm socket works well for this. 4 Push the crankshaft pulley on the crankshaft just enough to engage the keyway. Turn the crankshaft pulley clockwise until the timing mark on the top camshaft sprocket, which is marked with a line on the sprocket with a number 1 next to it, is lined up with the pointer straight up on top of the cover to the rear of the sprocket. Once the top mark is lined up, the crankshaft pulley's semi-circle mark should be lined up with the triangular pointer on the block. The marks on the crankshaft pulley should be straight up and the keyway should also be straight up. Remove the crankshaft pulley. 5 Loosen the tensioner bolt with a wrench, pull the tensioner to the left, away from the belt and loosely tighten the bolt to hold it in place. Remove the timing belt. 6 Install the timing belt counter-clockwise starting at the crankshaft pulley and move upward over the outside the water pump, on the inside the guide pulley and over the top of the camshaft, ending on the inside the tensioner. The main thing when installing a timing belt is to ensure the belt is as tight as possible opposite the tensioner. Get the belt tight between the crank sprocket and the cam sprocket so the tensioner can take out all the slack without moving the timing marks.7 Loosen the tensioner bolt and allow the tensioner to apply pressure to the belt. Use your hand to apply a slight pressure to the tensioner toward the belt and tighten the tensioner bolt. Check the belt tension to ensure it is not too tight or too loose. Check the timing marks again to ensure they still align. If the timing marks are not lined up, loosen the tensioner, move it back and repeat the last procedure over again until the belt is tensioned properly with no misalignment of the timing marks. 8 Install the crankshaft pulley temporarily and turn the pulley two complete revolutions, once again aligning the mark on the crankshaft pulley. Ensure the timing mark is still lined up perfectly on the camshaft sprocket. Reinstall the remaining parts in reverse order of removal

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Timing belt


TIMING BELT & SPROCKETS R & I
NOTE: Some procedures may differ slightly due to engine
construction.
Removal
1) Remove all necessary air ducts. Position No. 4 piston at
TDC of compression stroke. Align timing marks. See Fig. 2. Remove fan
and fan shroud. Remove belts. If necessary, remove radiator and
splashguard.
2) Prevent engine from rotating and remove crankshaft timing
pulley retaining bolt. Remove upper and lower timing belt covers.
Remove spring from tension pulley. Loosen adjusting bolt and move
pulley toward water pump. Remove timing belt.
CAUTION: Ensure pistons are at TDC when rotating camshaft or damage
may result.
Inspection
1) Handle timing belt carefully. Avoid twisting or kinking
belt. Do not allow belt to become contaminated by water, oil, dirt or
other contaminates. Inspect belt for cracks or damage. If necessary,
replace.
2) Measure tension pulley spring length and force. Spring
length should not exceed 2.76" (70.2 mm) and spring force should not
be less than 197-347 lbs. (27-48 kg).
3) Replace tension pulley spring if not within specification.
Installation
1) Pull tensioner fully toward water pump side and
temporarily tighten retaining bolt. Ensure No. 4 cylinder is at TDC on
compression stroke by rotating crankshaft until keyway aligns with
mark on front crankshaft seal housing (12 o'clock). Rotate camshaft
until timing mark on cam gear (arrow) aligns with mark on upper
camshaft cover (notch). See Fig. 2.
NOTE: When timing marks are aligned as stated above, No. 4 piston
is at TDC on compression stroke.
2) Position timing belt over crankshaft sprocket, oil pump
sprocket, camshaft sprocket and tensioner in that order. Ensure belt
is positioned in sequence given and without slack between sprockets.
Loosen tension sprocket adjusting bolt allowing spring tension to
tighten belt. Tighten adjusting bolt temporarily.
3) Temporarily install crankshaft pulley bolt and rotate
crankshaft 2 complete revolutions in opposite direction of engine
rotation, until marks on crankshaft and front oil seal retainer are
aligned again. See Fig. 2. Loosen tensioner lock bolt, allowing
tesioner spring to fully adjust tension. Tighten tensioner lock bolt.
4) Install timing belt covers. To complete installation,
reverse removal procedures. Tighten all bolts to specification. See
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table at end of this article.
Fig. 2: 2.3L & 2.6L Timing Alignment Marks
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4cyl 2000 honda accord engine stalls while idling, recently died and will only start for short periods... possible problems/solutions?


check for spark and fuel after it dies.

If there is spark but no fuel, then the fuel pump may be bad or a clogged fuel filter.

If there is fuel but not spark, then the ignition control module or the ignition coil could be bad.

Also, check that the timing belt is timing the engine correctly.
Timing Belt & Balancer Belt

Removal & Installation

2.3L Engine

To Remove:



  1. Record anti-theft code for radio.
  2. Disconnect battery negative cable then positive cable.






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  3. Turn crankshaft pulley until TDC is achieved.
  4. Raise and safely support vehicle.
  5. Remove front tire assembly.
  6. Remove splash shield.
  7. Remove power steering belt.
  8. Remove alternator and alternator bracket.
  9. Safely support engine under oil pan.





    Upper bracket removal
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  10. Remove stop, detach ground cable and remove upper bracket.
  11. Remove cylinder head cover.
  12. Remove upper cover.
  13. Remove dipstick and tube assembly.
  14. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  15. Remove adjusting nut rubber seal and remove lower cover.





    Timing belt/balancer belt removal
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  16. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
  17. Push up on balancer belt tensioner to relieve belt tension.
  18. Push down on timing belt tensioner to relieve belt tension.
  19. Tighten adjusting nut 1 turn.
  20. Remove balancer belt and timing belt.


To Install:


NOTE: Clean balancer belt drive pulley, timing belt pulleys and
upper/lower timing cover prior to belt installation.








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  1. Set timing belt drive pulley to TDC by aligning dimple on pulley with dimple
    on oil pump.






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  2. Set camshaft pulley to TDC so that "UP" mark is at top and grooves align
    with top of cylinder head.





    Timing belt installation
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  3. Starting with driver pulley, install timing belt in a counterclockwise
    sequence.
  4. Loosen and ten retighten adjusting nut.
  5. Install balancer belt drive pulley.
    NOTE: Inspect rubber seal on lower cover and replace as necessary.

  6. Install lower cover.
  7. Install crankshaft pulley and bolt.
  8. Rotate crankshaft pulley counterclockwise several times to seat belt.
  9. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
  10. Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise 3 teeth on camshaft pulley.
  11. Tighten adjusting nut to 33 ft lb (44 Nm).






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  12. Turn crankshaft pulley until TDC is achieved.






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  13. Ensure that camshaft pulley "UP" mark is at top and grooves align with top
    of cylinder head.
  14. Remove crankshaft pulley and lower cover.
  15. Rotate crankshaft to TDC again and lock timing belt adjuster arm with a 6 mm
    timing cover bolt.
  16. Loosen adjuster nut 1 turn and ensure that belt tensioner freely moves.
  17. Push tensioner up and tighten adjusting nut.





    Balancer shaft alignment
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  18. Remove bolt and washer from maintenance hole.
  19. Using a 6 X 100 mm bolt, scribe a mark 2.9 in (74 mm) from end.
  20. Insert bolt into maintenance hole and hole in balancer shaft.
  21. Install bolt up to scribed line.





    Balancer shaft alignment
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  22. Align groove on balancer shaft with pointer on oil pump housing.
  23. Install balancer belt and loosen adjusting nut 1 turn to tension.
  24. Retighten bolt.





    Balancer shaft alignment
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  25. Remove bolt from maintenance hole and install bolt and washer. Tighten to
    22 ft lb (29 Nm).
  26. Reinstall crankshaft pulley.
  27. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
  28. Rotate crankshaft pulley counterclockwise 1 turn and tighten adjusting nut.
  29. Remove bolt from timing belt adjuster arm.
    NOTE: Inspect rubber seal on lower cover and replace as necessary.

  30. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  31. Install lower cover.
  32. Install seal at adjusting nut.
    NOTE: Crankshaft pulley, bolt and washer must be cleaned prior to
    installation.

  33. Lubricate crankshaft pulley bolt between head and washer and bolt threads
    with clean engine oil.






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    CAUTION
    Do not use impact wrench to perform
    following step.

  34. Install crankshaft pulley and tighten bolt using special tools to 181 ft
    lb (245 Nm)
    .
  35. Install dipstick/tube assembly.
  36. Install upper cover. Tighten bolts to 9 ft lb (12 Nm).
  37. Install cylinder head cover.
  38. Install alternator bracket and alternator.
  39. Install power steering pump belt and alternator belt.





    Upper bracket installation
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  40. Install upper bracket and tighten fasteners in proper numbered sequence.
  41. Install stop.
  42. Install battery and enter radio anti-theft code.


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How to change a timming belt on honda civic


Timing Belt and Tensioner REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1984–87 Engines
  1. Turn the crankshaft pulley until it is at Top Dead Center.
  2. Remove the pulley belt, water pump pulley, crankshaft pulley, and timing gear cover. Mark the direction of timing belt rotation.
  3. Loosen, but do not remove, the tensioner adjusting bolt and pivot bolt.
  4. Slide the timing belt off of the camshaft timing gear and the crankshaft pulley gear and remove it from the engine.
  5. To remove the camshaft timing gear pulley, first remove the center bolt and then remove the pulley with a pulley remover or a brass hammer. This can be accomplished by simply removing the timing belt upper cover, loosening the tensioner bolts, and sliding the timing belt off of the gear to expose the gear for removal. NOTE: If you remove the timing gear with the timing belt cover in place, be sure not to let the woodruff key fall inside the timing cover when removing the gear from the camshaft. Inspect the timing belt. Replace if over 90,000 miles old, if oil soaked (find source of oil leak also), or if worn on leading edges of belt teeth. Fig. 1: Timing belt and front cover assembly — 1984–87 engines 86833161.gif
    Fig. 2: Positioning the crankshaft and camshaft pulleys before installing the timing belt — 1984–87 engines 86833162.gif
    Fig. 3: Timing belt tension adjustment — 1984–87 engines 86833163.gif
    To install:
  6. Be sure to install the crankshaft pulley and the camshaft timing gear pulley in the top dead center position. Align the marks on the camshaft timing gear so they are parallel with the top of the cylinder head and the woodruff key is facing up. NOTE: When installing the timing belt, do not allow oil to come in contact with the belt. Oil will cause the rubber to swell. Be careful not to twist the belt unnecessarily or bend in a 90°angle, since it is made with fiberglass; nor should you use tools having sharp edges when installing or removing the belt. Be sure to install the belt with the arrow facing in the same direction it was facing during removal.
  7. After installing the belt, adjust the belt tension by first rotating the crankshaft counterclockwise 1/4 turn. Then, re-tighten the adjusting bolt and finally the tensioner pivot bolt.
  8. Replace the other components removed for belt access.
  9. Start the car, check timing and adjust if necessary WARNING
    Do not remove the adjusting or pivot bolts, only loosen them. When adjusting, do not use any force other than the adjuster spring. If the belt is too tight, it will result in a shortened belt life.

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Installing a timing belt


Timing Belt and Sprockets REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: If you plan on reusing the timing belt, make sure you note the direction of the rotation before removal 91053p69.jpg Fig. 2: If the special tool is unavailable, a suitable length and width straight edge can be used to align the camshafts 91053p10.jpg Fig. 3: Camshaft alignment using the special service tool 91053g61.gif Fig. 4: Insert the crankshaft damper bolt to turn the crankshaft and . . . 91053p64.jpg Fig. 5: . . . align the camshafts and the . . . 91053g64.gif Fig. 6: . . . crankshaft before removing the old belt 91053p66.jpg Fig. 7: Loosen the timing belt tensioner pulley bolt, slide the tensioner back and . . . 91053p67.jpg Fig. 8: . . . tighten the bolt to the farthest right hand side as possible to hold the release the tensioner pulley so that the belt can be removed 91053p68.jpg Fig. 9: . . . remove the belt starting from around the camshaft pulleys 91053p01.jpg Fig. 10: Installation of the tensioner spring and retaining bolt 91053g62.gif For information on timing belt recommended replacement interval, refer to Section 1. CAUTION
The 2.0L engine is an interference motor. Extending the replacement interval could lead to the belt breaking and severe and costly engine damage. Care must be taken if rotating the crankshaft or camshafts with the belt off, if resistance is felt, do not force them to turn.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the timing belt covers as outlined in this Section.
  3. Remove the valve cover.
  4. Place Camshaft Alignment Timing Tool T94P-6256-CH or equivalent, into the slots of both camshafts at the rear of the cylinder head to lock the camshafts into position. NOTE: If the special tool is unavailable, a suitable length and width straight edge can be used to align the camshafts.
  5. Loosen the camshaft timing belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt and move the tensioner pulley to relieve the tension on the timing belt.
  6. Temporarily tighten the tensioner in this position. NOTE: If the timing belt is to be reused, mark the belt for the direction of rotation before removing to prevent premature wear or failure.
  7. Remove the timing belt.
  8. If required, remove the sprockets as follows:
    1. Hold the camshaft with an appropriate camshaft sprocket holding tool.
    2. Loosen and remove the camshaft sprocket retaining bolt.
    3. Remove the sprocket from the camshaft.
    4. Repeat the procedure for the 2nd camshaft sprocket.
    5. Remove the crankshaft sprocket.
  9. Slide the crankshaft sprocket onto the crankshaft aligning the key-way.
  10. Align the camshafts using the Camshaft Alignment Timing Tool T94P-6256-CH. NOTE: If the special tool is unavailable, a suitable length and width straight edge can be used to align the camshafts.
  11. Reinstall the sprockets onto the camshafts and loosely install the camshaft retaining bolts.
  12. Tighten the camshaft sprocket retaining bolts to 47–53 ft. lbs. (64–72 Nm) .
  13. Loosely install the crankshaft pulley to verify that the engine is at TDC. Realign the marks if they have moved.
  14. Verify that the camshafts are aligned. NOTE: It is recommended to purchase a tensioner spring and retaining bolt through the dealer parts to apply the proper tension for used or new belt installations. The spring is bolted to the tensioner assembly and becomes a part of the engine. Ignore this notice if the tensioner spring is already installed.
  15. Reinstall the retaining bolt (W700001-S309) into the hole provided in the cylinder block and place the tensioner spring (6L277) between the bolt and the camshaft timing belt tensioner pulley.
  16. Tighten the retainer bolt to 71–97 inch lbs. (8–11 Nm) .
  17. Remove the crankshaft pulley and install the timing belt onto the crankshaft sprocket, then onto the camshaft sprockets working in a counterclockwise direction.
  18. Tighten the camshaft sprocket retaining bolts to 47–53 ft. lbs. (64–72 Nm) .
  19. Be sure that the span of the camshaft timing belt between the crankshaft sprocket and the exhaust camshaft sprocket is not loose.
  20. Be sure that the camshaft timing belt is securely aligned on all sprockets.
  21. Reinstall the lower timing belt cover and tighten the retaining bolts to 53–71 inch lbs. (6–8 Nm) .
  22. Apply silicone sealer to the key-way of the crankshaft pulley and install. Tighten the retaining bolt to 81–89 ft. lbs. (110–120 Nm) .
  23. Inspect the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley to verify that the engine is still at TDC.
  24. Loosen the camshaft timing belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt and allow the tensioner spring attached to the pulley to draw the tensioner pulley against the camshaft timing belt.
  25. Remove the camshaft alignment timing tool from the camshafts at the rear of the engine.
  26. Turn the crankshaft two revolutions in a clockwise direction.
  27. Tighten the camshaft timing belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt to 26–30 ft. lbs. (35–40 Nm) .
  28. Recheck that the crankshaft timing mark is at TDC for the No. 1 piston, and that both camshafts are in alignment using the camshaft alignment timing tool. NOTE: A slight adjustment of the camshafts to allow the insertion of the camshaft alignment timing tool is permissible as long as the crankshaft stays at the TDC location.
  29. An appropriate camshaft sprocket holding tool can be used to move the camshaft sprocket (s) if a slight adjustment is required.
  30. If a camshaft is not properly aligned, perform the following procedure:
    1. Loosen the retaining bolt securing the sprocket to the camshaft while holding the camshaft sprocket from turning with the sprocket holding tool.
    2. Turn the camshaft until the camshaft alignment timing tool can be installed.
    3. Verify that the crankshaft timing mark is at TDC for the No. 1 cylinder.
    4. While holding the camshaft sprocket with the camshaft sprocket holding tool, tighten the retaining bolt to 47–53 ft. lbs. (64–72 Nm) .
    5. Remove the tool and rotate the crankshaft two revolutions (clockwise) .
    6. Verify that the camshafts are aligned and that the crankshaft is at TDC for the No. 1 cylinder.
  31. Install the valve cover.
  32. Install the timing belt covers.
  33. Connect the negative battery cable. prev.gif next.gif

Aug 17, 2010 | 2000 Mercury Mystique

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Hiwich timing mark I used to time the balancer shaft on a 99 honda accord with a 2.3L


To Install:
NOTE: Clean balancer belt drive pulley, timing belt pulleys and upper/lower timing cover prior to belt installation.
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  1. Set timing belt drive pulley to TDC by aligning dimple on pulley with dimple on oil pump. honda-03-23-3426.gif

  2. Set camshaft pulley to TDC so that "UP" mark is at top and grooves align with top of cylinder head. Timing belt installation honda-03-23-3549.gif

  3. Starting with driver pulley, install timing belt in a counterclockwise sequence.
  4. Loosen and ten retighten adjusting nut.
  5. Install balancer belt drive pulley. NOTE: Inspect rubber seal on lower cover and replace as necessary.
  6. Install lower cover.
  7. Install crankshaft pulley and bolt.
  8. Rotate crankshaft pulley counterclockwise several times to seat belt.
  9. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
  10. Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise 3 teeth on camshaft pulley.
  11. Tighten adjusting nut to 33 ft lb (44 Nm). honda-03-23-3542.gif

  12. Turn crankshaft pulley until TDC is achieved. honda-03-23-3426.gif

  13. Ensure that camshaft pulley "UP" mark is at top and grooves align with top of cylinder head.
  14. Remove crankshaft pulley and lower cover.
  15. Rotate crankshaft to TDC again and lock timing belt adjuster arm with a 6 mm timing cover bolt.
  16. Loosen adjuster nut 1 turn and ensure that belt tensioner freely moves.
  17. Push tensioner up and tighten adjusting nut. Balancer shaft alignment honda-03-23-3556.gif

  18. Remove bolt and washer from maintenance hole.
  19. Using a 6 X 100 mm bolt, scribe a mark 2.9 in (74 mm) from end.
  20. Insert bolt into maintenance hole and hole in balancer shaft.
  21. Install bolt up to scribed line. Balancer shaft alignment honda-03-23-3557.gif

  22. Align groove on balancer shaft with pointer on oil pump housing.
  23. Install balancer belt and loosen adjusting nut 1 turn to tension.
  24. Retighten bolt. Balancer shaft alignment honda-03-23-3556.gif

  25. Remove bolt from maintenance hole and install bolt and washer. Tighten to 22 ft lb (29 Nm).
  26. Reinstall crankshaft pulley.
  27. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
  28. Rotate crankshaft pulley counterclockwise 1 turn and tighten adjusting nut.
  29. Remove bolt from timing belt adjuster arm. NOTE: Inspect rubber seal on lower cover and replace as necessary.
  30. Remove crankshaft pulley.
  31. Install lower cover.
  32. Install seal at adjusting nut. NOTE: Crankshaft pulley, bolt and washer must be cleaned prior to installation.
  33. Lubricate crankshaft pulley bolt between head and washer and bolt threads with clean engine oil. honda-03-23-3537.gif

    CAUTION
    Do not use impact wrench to perform following step.
  34. Install crankshaft pulley and tighten bolt using special tools to 181 ft lb (245 Nm).
  35. Install dipstick/tube assembly.
  36. Install upper cover. Tighten bolts to 9 ft lb (12 Nm).
  37. Install cylinder head cover.
  38. Install alternator bracket and alternator.
  39. Install power steering pump belt and alternator belt. Upper bracket installation honda-03-23-3420.gif

  40. Install upper bracket and tighten fasteners in proper numbered sequence.
  41. Install stop.
  42. Install battery and enter radio anti-theft code.
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Jul 03, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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How do i put timing belt and water pump?


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION of timing belt: Fig. 1: View of the timing belt cover 91163p64.gif
Fig. 2: Loosen then timing belt tensioner using a ratchet and short socket 91163p65.gif
Fig. 3: Matchmark the direction of rotation of the timing belt 91163p67.gif
Fig. 4: Once loose, pull the belt off the camshaft pulley 91163p71.gif
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Turn the crankshaft to align the timing belt matchmarks and set cylinder No. 1 to Top Dead Center (TDC) on the compression stroke. Once in this position, the engine must NOT be turned or disturbed.
  3. Remove all necessary components to gain access to the cylinder head and timing belt covers.
  4. Remove the cylinder head and timing belt covers.
  5. There are 2 belts in this system; the one running to the camshaft pulley is the timing belt. The other, shorter one drives the balance shafts and is referred to as the balancer belt or timing balancer belt. Lock the timing belt adjuster in position by installing one of the lower timing belt cover bolts to the adjuster arm.
  6. Loosen the timing belt and balancer shafts tensioner adjuster nut, but do not loosen the nut more than 1 turn. Push the tensioner for the balancer belt away from the belt to relieve the tension. Hold the tensioner and tighten the adjusting nut to hold the tensioner in place.
  7. Carefully remove the balancer belt. Do not crimp or bend the belt; protect it from contact with oil or coolant. Slide the belt off the pulleys.
  8. Remove the balancer belt drive sprocket from the crankshaft.
  9. Loosen the lockbolt installed to the timing belt adjuster and loosen the adjusting nut. Push the timing belt adjuster to remove the tension on the timing belt, then tighten the adjuster nut.
  10. Remove the timing belt. Do not crimp or bend the belt; protect it from contact with oil or coolant. Slide the belt off the pulleys.
  11. If defective, remove the belt tensioners by performing the following:
    1. Remove the springs from the balancer belt and the timing belt tensioners.
    2. Remove the adjusting nut.
    3. Remove the bolt from the balancer belt adjuster lever, then remove the lever and the tensioner pulley.
    4. Remove the lockbolt from the timing belt tensioner lever, then remove the tensioner pulley and lever from the engine.
  12. This is an excellent time to check or replace the water pump. Even if the timing belt is only being replaced as part of a good maintenance schedule, consider replacing the pump at the same time. To install:
  13. If the water pump is to be replaced, install a new O-ring and make certain it is properly seated. Install the water pump and retaining bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  14. If the tensioners were removed, perform the following to install them:
    1. Install the timing belt tensioner lever and tensioner pulley. NOTE: The tensioner lever must be properly positioned on its pivot pin located on the oil pump. Be sure that the timing belt lever and tensioner moves freely and does not bind.
    2. Install the lockbolt to the timing belt tensioner, do not tighten the lockbolt at this time.
    3. Install the balancer belt pulley and adjuster lever.
    4. Install the adjusting nut and the bolt to the balancer belt adjuster lever. Do not tighten the adjuster nut or bolt at this time. NOTE: Be sure that the balancer lever and tensioner moves freely and does not bind.
    5. Install the springs to the tensioners.
    6. Move the timing belt tensioner its full deflection and tighten the lockbolt.
    7. Move the balancer its full deflection and tighten the adjusting nut.
  15. The crankshaft timing pointer must be perfectly aligned with the white mark on the flywheel or flex-plate; the camshaft pulley must be aligned so that the word UP is at the top of the pulley and the marks on the edge of the pulley are aligned with the surfaces of the head.
  16. Install the timing belt over the pulleys and tensioners.
  17. Loosen the bolt used to lock the timing belt tensioner. Loosen, then tighten the timing belt adjusting nut.
  18. Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise until the cam pulley has moved 3 teeth; this creates tension on the timing belt. Loosen, then tighten the adjusting nut and tighten it to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). Tighten the bolt used to lock the timing belt tensioner.
  19. Realign the timing belt marks, then install the balancer belt drive sprocket on the crankshaft.
  20. Align the front balancer pulley; the face of the front timing balancer pulley has a mark, which must be aligned with the notch on the oil pump body. This pulley is the one at 10 o'clock to the crank pulley when viewed from the pulley end.
  21. Align the rear timing balancer pulley (2 o'clock from the crank pulley) using a 6 x 100mm bolt or rod. Mark the bolt or rod at a point 2.9 in. (74mm) from the end. Remove the bolt from the maintenance hole on the side of the block; insert the bolt or rod into the hole. Align the 2.9 in. (74mm) mark with the face of the hole. This pin will hold the shaft in place during installation.
  22. Install the balancer belt. Once the belts are in place, be sure that all the engine alignment marks are still correct. If not, remove the belts, realign the engine and reinstall the belts. Once the belts are properly installed, slowly loosen the adjusting nut, allowing the tensioner to move against the belt. Remove the pin from the maintenance hole and reinstall the bolt and washer.
  23. Turn the crankshaft 1 full turn, then tighten the adjuster nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm). Remove the bolt used to lock the timing belt tensioner.
  24. Install the lower cover, ensuring the rubber seals are in place. Install a new seal around the adjusting nut, DO NOT loosen the adjusting nut.
  25. Install the key on the crankshaft and install the crankshaft pulley. Apply oil to the bolt threads and tighten it to 181 ft. lbs. (250 Nm).
  26. Install the upper timing belt cover and all applicable components. When installing the side engine mount, tighten the bolt and nut attaching the mount to the engine to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm) and the through-bolt and nut to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
  27. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Jul 12, 2010 | 1997 Honda Civic

1 Answer

I need a new timming belt on a 01 kia sephia how do i change it


Hi there,

Below are the procedures to remove the timing belt...

1. Disconnect negative battery cable.

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2. Loosen power steering lock bolts and nuts accordingly and remove tension from power steering (P/S) and/or air conditioning (A/C) compressor drive belt. 3. Remove P/S and/or A/C drive belt.

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4. Loosen generator mounting bolts and adjusting bolt. 5. Remove generator bolts.


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6. Remove water pump pulley.

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7. Remove crankshaft pulley and timing belt guide plate.



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8. Remove upper and lower timing belt covers.


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9. Turn crankshaft so that timing mark on timing belt pulley is aligned with timing mark on engine.


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10. Check that "I" mark on intake camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover and "E" mark on exhaust camshaft pulley is aligned with mark on cylinder head cover.


Do not move camshaft or crankshaft once timing marks have been correctly positioned.



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11. Loosen tensioner pulley lock bolt.
12. Protect timing belt with a rag.
13. Remove tensioner pulley.


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14. Remove timing belt.



Regards,
Jeep Brainy

Sep 20, 2009 | 2001 Kia Sephia

3 Answers

How do I loosen the bolt on crank shaft?


Hi Manuel

The bolt comes off, in an anti clockwise direction.

I normally put a socket on an extension bar, with metal tube, to extend the length, on to the crank pulley bolt.

Secure under the vehicle with wooden block, and spin he starter, this will loosen it off no problem.

But this procedure must be carried out, before the cam belt timing is disturbed.

Airgun can be used to replace the bolt.

Good Luck !

A FixYa rating would be Nice......Thank you ! John.



Feb 16, 2009 | 1999 Honda Accord

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