Cam Chain Installation

NOTE: Keep the cam chain away from magnetic fields.

1.Set the crankshaft to Top Dead Center (TDC). Align the TDC mark (A) on the crankshaft sprocket with the pointer (B) on the oil pump.

 

2.Set the No. 1 piston at TDC. The ‘‘UP'' mark (A) on the camshaft sprocket should be at the top, and the TDC grooves (B) on the camshaft sprocket should line up with the top edge of the head.

 

3.Install the cam chain on the crankshaft sprocket with the colored piece (A) aligned with the TDC mark (B) on the crankshaft sprocket.

 

4.Install the cam chain on the camshaft sprocket with the pointer (A) aligned with the center of the two colored pieces (B).

 

5.Apply engine oil to the threads of the cam chain tensioner mounting bolt (A).

 

6.Install the cam chain tensioner (B) and cam chain guide (C).

7.Install the cam chain tensioner slider, and tighten the bolt loosely.

 

8.Apply engine oil to the sliding surface of the cam chain tensioner slider (A).

 

9.Turn the cam chain tensioner slider clockwise to compress the cam chain tensioner, and install the remaining bolt, then tighten the bolts.

10.Check the chain case oil seal for damage. If the oil seal is damaged, replace the chain case oil seal.

11.Remove old liquid gasket from the chain case mating surfaces, bolts, and bolt holes.

12.Clean and dry the chain case mating surfaces.

13.Apply liquid gasket, P/N 08C70-K0234M, 08C70- K0334M or 08C70-X0331S, to the cylinder block mating surface of the chain case and the inner threads of the holes.

NOTE:

  • Apply a 1.5 mm wide bead of the liquid gasket along the broken line (A).
  • Apply a 3.0 mm wide bead of the liquid gasket to the cylinder block upper surface contact areas (B) on the chain case.
  • Do not install the parts if 5 minutes or more have elapsed since applying liquid gasket. Instead, reapply liquid gasket after removing old residue.

 

14.Install the pulse plate (A) and chain case (B).

 

15.Install the harness clamps (A), and connect the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connector (B).

 

16.Install the side engine mount/bracket assembly (A), then tighten the mounting bolts and support nuts in the numbered sequence shown.

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17.Install the ground cable (B).

18.Install the oil pan.

19.Install the crankshaft pulley.

20.Install the cylinder head cover.

21.Install the water pump pulley.

22.Install the idler pulley (with A/C compressor).

 

23.Install the alternator bracket mounting bolt.

 

24.Install the drive belt and adjust it.