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How to Replace timing chain on Honda Prelude 2.2 2001

Honda Prelude 2.2 2001 cambelt change instructions and replacement inteval. Full guide!

Special tools

  • Balancer shaft locking pin – Honda No.07LAG-PT20100.
  • Clamp – Honda No.14540-P13-003.

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 2,40

Valve timing procedures

How to Replace timing belt on Honda Prelude 2.2 2001
How to Replace timing belt on Honda Prelude 2.2 2001

Removal

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

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Support engine.
  3. Remove:
    • LH front wheel.
    • LH inner wing panel.
    • Engine undershield.
    • Cruise control actuator. DO NOT disconnect control cable.
    • Auxiliary drive belts.
    • Cylinder head cover.
    • Wiring harness.
    • Timing belt upper cover [1] .
    • Dipstick and tube.
    • LH engine mounting.
  4. Turn crankshaft anti-clockwise to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Ensure flywheel timing marks aligned [2] .
  5. Ensure timing marks on camshaft sprockets aligned with upper cylinder head face [3] . Ensure arrows point upwards [4] .
  6. Remove:
    • Crankshaft pulley bolt and washer [5] .
    • Crankshaft pulley [6] .
    • Timing belt lower cover [7] .
    • Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor (if fitted).
  7. Slacken tensioner nut [8] . Move tensioner away from belts. Lightly tighten nut.
  8. Remove:
    • Balancer shaft belt.
    • Timing belt.
    • Automatic tensioner unit bolts [9] .
    • Automatic tensioner unit.
  9. Check tensioner body for leakage or damage.

Installation

  1. Retract automatic tensioner as follows:
    • Invert automatic tensioner unit and clamp boss in vice [10] .
    • Remove blanking plug.
    • Insert screwdriver. Turn clockwise until pushrod fully retracted.
    • Fit clamp to keep pushrod retracted [11] . Tool No.14540-P13-003.
    • Fit blanking plug. Use new washer.
  2. Ensure crankshaft sprocket timing marks aligned [12] .
  3. Ensure timing marks on camshaft sprockets aligned with upper cylinder head face [3] . Ensure arrows point upwards [4] .
  4. Fit timing belt in following order:
    • Crankshaft sprocket.
    • Exhaust camshaft sprocket.
    • Inlet camshaft sprocket.
    • Water pump sprocket.
    • Tensioner pulley.
  5. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets on non-tensioned side.
  6. Install automatic tensioner unit. Tighten bolts to 22 Nm [9] .
  7. Remove clamp from automatic tensioner unit. Tool No.14540-P13-003.
  8. Remove blanking plug [13] . Insert balancer shaft locking pin [14] . Tool No.07LAG-PT20100.
  9. Turn rear balancer shaft sprocket until locking pin locates in hole in shaft.
  10. Align front balancer shaft timing marks [15] .
  11. Fit balancer shaft belt.
  12. Slacken tensioner nut [8] . Ensure tensioner free to move.
  13. Remove locking pin [14] . Turn crankshaft one turn anti-clockwise.
  14. Tighten tensioner nut [8] . Tightening torque: 45 Nm.
  15. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  16. Lightly oil threads but NOT contact face of crankshaft pulley bolt [5] .
  17. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt [5] . Tightening torque:1996: 220 Nm. 1997: 245 Nm.
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