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How to Replace timing chain on Honda Civic 1.6 2003

Honda Civic 1.6 2003 cambelt change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool (hydraulic PAS) – Honda Nos.07JAB-0010200/07MAB-PY30100.
  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool (electric PAS) – Honda Nos.07JAB-0010200/07JAB0010400.
  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool (FR-V) – Honda Nos.07JAB-001020B/07MAB-PY30100.
  • Crankshaft pulley bolt wrench (FR-V) – Honda No.07JAA-001020A.

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 Civic 1.6 2003
How to Replace timing belt on Honda Civic 1.6 2003

Removal

NOTE: Normal direction of crankshaft rotation is anti-clockwise.

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
    • LH front wheel.
    • Lower splash guard.
    • Auxiliary drive belt(s).
    • Dipstick and tube (if necessary).
  3. Support engine.
  4. Remove:
    • PAS pump. DO NOT disconnect hoses.
    • Alternator.
    • LH engine mounting and bracket.
  5. Turn crankshaft to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Ensure timing marks aligned [1] .
    NOTE: Crankshaft pulley of hydraulic PAS shown [1] .
  6. Ensure ‘UP’ mark on camshaft sprocket at top.
  7. Remove:
    • Cylinder head cover.
    • Timing belt upper cover [2] .
  8. Ensure camshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [3] .
  9. Remove crankshaft pulley bolt [4] .
    • Hydraulic PAS: Use tool Nos.07JAB-0010200/07MAB-PY30100.
    • Electric PAS: Use tool Nos.07JAB-0010200/07JAB0010400.
    • FR-V: Use tool Nos.07JAB-001020B/07MAB-PY30100 & 07JAA-001020A.
  10. Remove:
    • Crankshaft pulley [5] .
    • Timing belt lower cover [6] .
    • Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor.
  11. Ensure crankshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [7] .
  12. Insert Allen key into tensioner and turn anti-clockwise to release tension on belt [8] .
  13. Remove timing belt.

Installation

  1. Check condition of water pump.
  2. Ensure crankshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [7] .
  3. Ensure camshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [3] .
  4. Ensure ‘UP’ mark on camshaft sprocket at top.
  5. Turn Allen key clockwise [8] until holes [9] aligned.
  6. Insert 3 mm pin [10] through holes [9] in tensioner.
  7. Slacken tensioner bolt 1/2 turn [11] .
  8. Fit timing belt in anti-clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket.
  9. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets on non-tensioned side.
  10. Turn crankshaft six turns anti-clockwise. Ensure crankshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [7] .
  11. Ensure camshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [3] .
  12. Tighten tensioner bolt [11] . Tightening torque: 44 Nm.
  13. Remove 3 mm pin from tensioner [10] .
  14. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  15. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt [4] . Tightening torque: 20 Nm + 90°.
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