In order to repair a timing belt on a Honda engine, the valve cover, timing belt cover and several mechanical components have to be removed. Depending on the engine, some coolant hoses may have to be drained so they can be removed. After its replacement, the timing belt will also need to be adjusted to the ignition of the engine.Continue Reading
There are several different types of Honda engines and the large ones have different approaches to replacing the timing belt. However, they follow similar steps.
First disconnect the negative battery cable, then loosen and remove each spark plug from the engine.
Place a pan underneath the engine and drain the coolant.
Loosen each 10mm bolt and remove the covers.
Loosen the power steering mounting bolts and remove the pump from the engine.
The A/C belt and pulley will be mounted in from of the timing belt. Loosen the tensioner and remove the A/C belt. Then, loosen and remove the A/C belt pulley.
Loosen the alternator tensioner and remove the belt. Then remove the cruise control unit.
Loosen and remove the two bolts holding the starter in place. With the help of a breaker bar, break the crank pulley bolt loose and remove the assembly.
Although optional, it is highly recommended to replace the water pump as well. Remove the old water pump.
Set the camshafts to top-dead-center and install the new belt.
Install all the previously removed components and double-check the timing the ensure it is set in the correct position.