Applying paint marks to the camshaft pulley juxtaposed to the backing plate will allow realignment if the camshaft were to shift after timing belt removal. Just did one couple days ago! For an interference engine, however, you will probably be in the market for a new engine. Photo 4: Crank tool with breaker bar 4. I then replaced the Crank Positioning Sensor and now receive a P-0335 error. If you have a timing belt guide plate, install it with the concave surface facing out. As you remove the belts, spin anything that rotates to ensure the bearings are in good shape, and source any needed parts before reassembly.
Honda Accord: How to Replace Timing Belt, Timing Balancer, and Water Pump As per Honda, your timing belt needs to be serviced every 50,000 to 80,000 miles. Not a scam, but reality. There are other things that need to be taken care of, but far less often, like timing belts. Step 10 — Installation is reverse of removal Now that all the wear components have been fully removed, the new components can be installed. Set the ratchet wrench to counter-clockwise rotation and with a quick snap of the wrist, remove the tension on the pulley bolt and screw off.
It is put on very tightly and must be reinstalled the same. Fit the belt under the Balance Shaft Center Pulley and then to the right side balance shaft. The Accord needs special tools to change the belt and many mechanics do not understand how to line up the balance shaft, so make sure the mechanic that does this has the tools and the understanding of the balance shaft. Honda recommends to replace water pump at that point for 2 reasons: 1. Place a block of wood between the jack pad and the oil pan to avoid damage to the pan… In the future please provide the year and engine when asking a question.
If the timing mark is slightly mis-aligned, re-adjust with you hands. But after you put the new belt on they still must be right on. It appears you have an interference engine, so a broke timing belt also brings with it a high probability of bent valves and all that goes with it. The risk varies with the ambient conditions extreme heat, cold, or the Pacific North West as well as the driving cycles and numer of cold starts. Make sure whoever does it replaces the water pump and the tensioner as well. On power steering-equipped cars, the pump or pulley has to be removed to gain access.
I am wondering if the threatened breaking of the belt with all the valve damage really happens or if this is just another car repair scam. The overall function they serve is mostly the same. Remove the battery from the retaining bolt that held the tensioning pulley in place. Do not disconnect the power supply lines from the pump, place the assembly to one side 4 Remove the spark plugs, to make it easier to turn the crankshaft, by positioning the spark plug box again. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. Top end items that need to be removed. I have been told I need to replace the timing belt on my Accord at 105,000 miles.
In this case, that would be clockwise. The higher estimate may include water pump and tensioner replacement and the least amount may only be the timing belt service. Pro Tip Be sure to keep the seal around the adjusting nut yellow. They are equally important, and require special attention that requires advanced mechanical knowledge. Use a wrench in the center of the pulley bolt tensioner and turn the tensioner to the left to release the tension of the belt. Honda dealer told me because of the age of the car and not the mileage I should replace the Timing Belt. The biggest problem I have had is getting the crankshaft pulley bolt loose.
There is also a bolt used to adjust the belt tension that you must adjust. If you think timing belt replacements are a scam to generate a boat payment then do a net search about broken timing belts. The wanted to change the water pump on my 2001 accord and I got 100-k miles more on the original water pump. If the belt has broken, a Compression Leakage test is advised to determine if the valves require replacement. Definitely a must do over 60 to 100k. Should I assume because it runs there was no valve damage or are there degrees of valve damage? Also, note the alignment of the crankshaft pinion adjustment marks.
Remove the Pulley Bracket Nut. Squeaky belts are annoying, and should be repaired before actual damage occurs. This hex-shaped tool see Photo 3 fits inside the crank pulley with an opening that provides access to the crank bolt. Remove the splash shield from below the engine. While hold the right side balance shaft belt in place, attach the Balance Shaft Tensioner bearing. That's what I did and its not that hard of a project.
The cost of the timing belt replacement is pocket change compared to repairing the damage caused by a broken timing belt. However, the Pulley Bolt could possibly be removed with a manual transmission Honda by keeping the car in gear with the wheels on the ground and the parking brakes on. Re-attached the Balance Shaft Center Pulley. Mechanics and automakers recommend replacing the timing belt every 90,000 to 100,000 miles for the 2002 V6 engine model. Find a better price, sell the car, or run it until it breaks then donate the car to charity. Honda does not know whether you live in Phoenix or in Fairbanks, Alaska, so the safety margin has to be large.
Is that because a valve could be jeopardized? Support the vehicle with a jack stand appropriately. Recheck the cam alignment and crank adjustment marks. Although very reliable, I would consider it a bad bet to think the pump will last 180,000 miles. A valve adjustment is a fairly straightforward. May I suggest you get a manual and read all about it before you attempt doing it, until you are 100% sure of your self that you can handle the job do not do it. Do I Need To Maintenance A Timing Chain The timing chain does not need direct maintenance, other than monitoring the chain tensioner. Also, check the toothed timing marks on the camshaft that are aligned with the rear drum bench.