Cam Chain Inspection

1.Remove the front tires/wheels.

2.Remove the splash shield.

3.Remove the drive belt.

4.Remove the cylinder head cover.

5.Remove the crankshaft pulley.

6.Disconnect the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor connector and Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) oil control solenoid valve connector.

7.Remove the VTC oil control valve.

8.Support the engine with a jack and wood block under the oil pan.

9.Remove the ground cable, and remove the upper bracket.

10.Remove the side engine mount bracket.

11.Remove the chain case.

12.Measure the tensioner rod length. If the length is over the tolerance, replace the cam chain and oil pump chain.

Tensioner Rod Length 
Service Limit: 16 mm (0.6 in.) 

 

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

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

15.Clean and dry the chain case mating surfaces.

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

17.Apply liquid gasket to the cylinder block upper surface contact areas on the chain case.

18.Apply liquid gasket, P/N 08C70-K0334M or 08C70-X0331S, evenly to the oil pan mating surface of the chain case and to the inner threads of the holes.
NOTE: Do not install the parts if 5 minutes or more have elapsed since applying liquid gasket. Instead, reapply liquid gasket after removing old residue.

19.Install the new O-ring on the chain case. Set the edge of the chain case to the edge of the oil pan, then install the chain case on the cylinder block.
NOTE: When installing the chain case, do not slide the bottom surface on the oil pan mounting surface.

20.Install the side engine mount bracket.

21.Install the upper bracket and the ground cable.

22.Install the VTC oil control solenoid valve.

23.Connect the CKP sensor connector and VTC oil control solenoid valve connector.

24.Install the crankshaft pulley.

25.Install the cylinder head cover.

26.Install the drive belt.

27.Install the splash shield.

28.Install the front tires/wheels.