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the crank has a mark for TDC. (white) and the cam gear should have UP marked on it. You want the UP mark UP at the 12 oclock position.(as you are looking at the top pulley) there will be marks at the 3 and 9 oclock positions and these marks line up the the flat portion of the head that the valve cover sits on. While its apart ......replace the timing belt, and replace the pulley, and replace the cam and crank shaft seals, adjust the valves.
TDC is top dead center/ remove spark plug on cylinder no. 1/ rotate the crankshaft pulley using a socket wrench and power handle and check if the piston on your cylinder no. 1 reach the top center that is TDC/ remove timing belt cover and locate a synchronized marking on your camshaft and crankshaft pulley/ remove old timing belt/ install a new one but make sure that the mark on your camshaft and crankshaft is perfectly synchronized before putting the cover/ manually rotate the crankshaft pulley again and see if it rotates 360 deg. freely then you can be sure you did the job correctly.
On camshaft pulley you will find two lines directly opposite eachother these lines will be level with the head line(horizontal). crankshaft pulley will have 3 lines notched into pulley edge. middle one(white paint)is top dead,and will be lined up with pointer on lower belt cover.with crankshaft damper removed ,lower timing gear has a dot stamped on ft face whitch lines up with arrow on block casting(12:00)
There are 4 marks on the crank pulley. When standing on the driver side of the car looking down on the pulley, the mark farthest to the right is the mark for TDC (Top Dead Center). The three marks on the left are for the spark timing. Of these three the mark in the center should align with the arrows/triangles on the timing belt cover when the engine is running and a timing light is shining on the crank pulley. The outer two marks represent Honda's tolerances for the ignition timing.
As you look at the cam pulley the correct mark is at 7 o'clock with the two other marks at 3 & 9 o'clock positions. make sure you have correc timing, honda have "O" tolerance when it come to piston and the valves meets. or stop by any auto part store they should have Hane's auto repair manuel for 20.00 buck, worth all the money with proper instruction including picture, great investment to have for the future repair. spend little money to make sure you do the right job. good luck!!
Belts are replaced by mileage, why do you need to check it? Her is how you check to make surer belt is installed correctly:
Pull the spark plugs and feel the press in #1 cylinder, when you feel the piston pushing air out stop and hand rotate the engine to TDC timing mark on the crankshaft pulley, then check to make sure the camshaft is timed correctly by seeing if the cam pulley notch or index mark is lined up to the cylinder head index mark, since the location of these marks vary fom year to year, refer to a repair manual, your public library is a good source for a a manual.
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.