Mechanics

TIMING BELT

1995 Honda Civic

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 150000 miles

Would someone be able to tell me how to replace the timing belt on my 2005 Honda Civic.

Also I here that when you replace your timing belt you are to replace the water pump at the same time, is that true?

Thanks,
Craven
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Craven
December 1, 2008.




You do not have to replace water pump if it is not damaged in any way ?? some people replace it at the same time because of all the work involved .. it's a matter upto yourself ?


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TIMING BELT
Removal (1980-95)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise until No. 1 cylinder is at TDC of compression stroke. Remove splash shield. Remove power steering pump, leaving hoses attached. Remove A/C belt idler pulley bracket and belt. Remove alternator belt. Remove power steering pump bracket.
Remove cruise control actuator (if equipped). Remove power steering reservoir bracket. Remove engine mount nuts. Loosen engine mount bolt. Pivot side engine mount cushion aside.
Remove valve cover. Remove upper timing belt cover. Remove crankshaft pulley. Loosen timing belt tension adjuster bolt 180 degrees. Push tensioner to release belt tension. Retighten tension adjuster bolt. Disengage timing belt from pulleys. See Fig. 1 , Fig. 3 or Fig. 4 .
Fig. 3: Exploded View Of Timing Belt Components (1984-91)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
Fig. 4: Exploded View Of Timing Belt Components (1992-95)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
Installation (1980-95)
Ensure No. 1 cylinder is at TDC of compression stroke. Install timing belt onto crankshaft pulley, tension adjuster pulley, water pump pulley, and camshaft sprocket. DO NOT bend or twist belt excessively. Ensure crankshaft pulley timing mark aligns with pointer on lower timing belt cover. See Fig. 8 .
Adjust timing belt tension. See TIMING BELT ADJUSTMENT . Before installing valve cover gasket, apply non-hardening sealant to rounded surfaces of front and rear camshaft caps. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Adjust drive belts to proper tension.

Fig. 8: Aligning Timing Marks (1992-95)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.


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TIMING BELT ADJUSTMENT
CAUTION:Always adjust timing belt tension with engine cold.

Remove cylinder head cover. Remove upper timing belt cover. Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise until No. 1 cylinder is at TDC of compression stroke. Loosen but do not remove, timing belt adjuster bolt. See Fig. 9 .
Rotate crankshaft 3 teeth counterclockwise on camshaft sprocket to create tension on timing belt. Tighten adjuster bolt to specification. Retighten crankshaft pulley bolt to specification if it loosened during crankshaft rotation. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .
Fig. 9: Locating Timing Belt Adjuster Bolt
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.


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Dave H
Dec 1, 2008.


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