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How to Replace timing chain on Honda Accord 2.2 1993-98

Honda Accord 2.2 1993-98 cambelt change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • Balancer shaft locking pin – Honda No.07LAG-PT20100.
  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool – Honda Nos.07JAB-0010200 & 07MAB-PY30100.

Special precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • DO NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed.
  • Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • DO NOT turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Observe all tightening torques.

Repair times – hrs

Camshaft drive belt/chain – R & I 2,30

Valve timing procedures

How to Replace timing belt on Honda Accord 2.2 1993-98
How to Replace timing belt on Honda Accord 2.2 1993-98

Removal

NOTE: Normal direction of crankshaft rotation is anti-clockwise. Balancer shaft belt must be removed before removing timing belt.

  1. Support engine.
  2. Remove:
    • Lower splash guard.
    • Auxiliary drive belts.
    • PAS pump. DO NOT disconnect hoses.
    • Cylinder head cover.
    • Timing belt upper cover [3] .
    • LH engine mounting.
    • Dipstick and tube.
    • Rubber seal for adjusting nut [6] . DO NOT slacken nut.
    • Crankshaft pulley [5] . Use tool Nos.07JAB-0010200 & 07MAB-PY30100.
    • Timing belt lower cover [4] .
  3. Temporarily fit crankshaft pulley. Turn crankshaft to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Ensure white flywheel timing mark and camshaft timing marks aligned [1] & [2] . Ensure ‘UP’ mark on camshaft sprocket at top [12] .
    NOTE: F22Z2 engines have TDC marks on crankshaft pulley and timing belt lower cover [13] .
  4. Fit 6 mm bolt at [A] to lock tensioner arm.
  5. Slacken tensioner nut [7] . Move tensioner away from belt. Lightly tighten nut.
  6. Remove balancer shaft belt.
  7. Slacken 6 mm bolt [A] . Slacken tensioner nut [7] . Move tensioner away from belt and lightly tighten nut.
  8. Remove:
    • Crankshaft pulley [5] .
    • Timing belt.

Installation

  1. Ensure timing marks aligned [1], [2] & [13] .
  2. Fit timing belt in anti-clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets.
  3. Ensure 6 mm bolt is slack [A] .
  4. Slacken tensioner nut and tighten to 45 Nm [7] .
  5. Temporarily fit crankshaft pulley. Turn crankshaft slowly six turns anti-clockwise to settle belt. Ensure timing marks aligned.
  6. Turn crankshaft slowly anti-clockwise until three teeth of camshaft sprocket have passed timing marks [2] .
  7. Slacken tensioner nut and tighten to 45 Nm [7] .
  8. Turn crankshaft to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Ensure timing marks aligned.
  9. Tighten 6 mm bolt [A] to lock tensioner arm.
  10. Remove blanking plug [8] . Insert balancer shaft locking pin. Tool No.07LAG-PT20100 [9] . Turn rear balancer shaft sprocket until locking pin locates in hole in shaft.
  11. Align front balancer shaft timing marks [10] .
  12. Remove crankshaft pulley [5] .
  13. Fit balancer shaft belt.
  14. Slacken tensioner nut [7] .
  15. Remove balancer shaft locking pin [9] . Fit blanking plug and tighten to 30 Nm.
  16. Fit crankshaft pulley [5] . Turn crankshaft one turn anti-clockwise.
  17. Tighten tensioner nut [7] . Tightening torque: 45 Nm.
  18. Remove 6 mm bolt [A] .
  19. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  20. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt [11] . Tightening torque: F18A3/F20Z1/2/3: 220 Nm. Except F18A3/F20Z1/2/3: 245-250 Nm.

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