I don't actually know what the official time is. Slowly compress the tensioner piston. This should align the belt again. Hope this is not your case. Save your fingers and possibly your life and call a professional mechanic.
Remove the… There are markings on the camshaft sprocket and the crankshaft sprocket. The engine controller is located by the passenger kick panel. I discovered that Honda's use some type of metal or coating on the thick washer behind that bolt that essentially fuses itself to the crankshaft over time. Remove the serp belt and see if the noise stops. Hold the right side tight, because if you pull on the left side while the treads are in the sprocket, it will pop out of alignment.
Seriously, this is a very important issue! The hole in the center is approx. So, using a soft mallet, tap the belt a few mm at a time on the intake side - then hand crank the belt. Just use two wrenches that fit the sprocket bolts. Take the valve covers off. The crank is aligned using a special tool tha … t is inserted into a hole in the block, after a special plug is removed down low on the block.
Caution Install the engine front cover within 10 minutes of applying the silicone sealant. Pull straight up to keep the treads in the sprocket. After you got the crank at 12 and cams at 6, put a push pin through the side of the tensioner and push the tensioner in and you are gonna have to hold it in from coming out. Hand crank at least 4 time just to be sure. Like I said, the engine is most likely messed up if you started it anyway and will require work and rebuilding of the pistons and valves.
Jun 05, 2011 firing order 1 3 4 2 counter clockwise on distributor the timing marks are located on the crankshaft sprocket and cam shaft sprocket disconnect the negative battery terminal prier to any work preformed and pull the spark plugs for an easier turn align the dowel pin on cam shaft with the dowel pin facing straight up the crank shaft pin should also aim straight up. Loosen the long bolt of alternator pivoting bracket on the alternator belt; so it will allow the adjustable accessory to pivot as tension is released, loosen the tensioner enough to remove the belt. I've loosened the alternator as much as possible and the belt seems impossibly too small to fit, yet when comparing the broken belt to the one I received at AutoZone, they seem to match in circumference. Once it is on nicely, hand crank until you see how everything aligns. Don't start it, and if you did, you probably screwed it up already. A pretty nice idea because if your timing belt breaks for some reason, you'll avoid the cost of new valves and tearing down the head.
You can put an even coating of marine grease on the gasket after it is cemented onto the pump so it will not stick to the engine block. Remember, you will have the belt on at this point. Like a 1 inch 25. I made sure to rotate the engine by hand after the belt was installed two times to insure the timing marks all came back too top dead center. Tip Put the Lugs back on the wheel to protect the threading and to keep track of them. You may have to turn the crank by hand in order to access all of the bolts. Tighten 12mm bolts securely without over-tightening, ie: breaking one off.
Remove the three piece timing cover. If not aligned, loosen the crankshaft pulley lock bolt and repeat from Step 1. Engine Front Cover Removal Note Remove the oil seal using a screwdriver as shown. Mount it on the housing and bolt it on, after that let off it and let it put tension on the chain, install the guides and the housing cover. While putting tension on the belt, reinstall the missing idler pulley. It should be stored or disposed of properly as a hazardous chemical.
I just wedged the flywheel as suggested by Chilton's. Then remove the idler pulley just below the camshaft sprocket located to your right. Cam sprockets have a hole below the cam bolts that are holding the sprocket to the cam and if you put a bolt through the sprocket it should secure itself into the chain housing fixing the cams at 6 o'clock to help you not to move them. Put two bolts in the pump and navigate the pump onto the block the two bolts keep the gasket aligned. On the camshaft sprocket are two small drilled out holes that need to line up with these two tick marks. Remove in the order indicated in the table above. I have a '97 which uses hydraulic adjustment - so this step does not apply to me.