1.Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove engine lower splash shield. Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise to TDC of compression stroke. See Fig. Remove front wheels. Remove splash shield. Remove power steering adjusting plate mounting bolts and lock nut, then remove power steering pump belt and pump without disconnecting hoses. Remove alternator.
2.Remove four (4) ignition coils, throttle cable clamps and harness holder from cylinder head cover. Remove cylinder head cover. See Fig.
3.Holding crankshaft pulley with Holder Handle (07JAB-001020A) and Holder Attachment (07MAB-PY3010A), use a heavy duty 19-mm socket and breaker bar to remove pulley bolt. See Fig. Support engine with a jack and wood block under oil pan. Remove upper engine bracket from timing belt end of engine.
4.Remove grommet from upper timing belt cover, and disconnect TDC sensor connector. Remove both upper and lower timing belt covers. See Fig.
5.Remove side engine mount bracket. Remove CKP sensor from oil pump without disconnecting connector. See Fig. Check auto-tensioner before removing belt. Apply a force of 22 ft. lbs. (98 N.m) to timing belt between camshaft pulley and water pump pulley. Auto-tensioner should move smoothly. Replace auto-tensioner if it does not move smoothly. Using socket on small allen at side of auto-tensioner, move auto tensioner to remove tension from timing belt, and remove timing belt
Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 1:48 PM