How do I properly install timing belt, balancer belt on H22A Engine? Please Help

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by mjolson29, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. mjolson29

    mjolson29 Guest

    Does anyone know where i can find more information on changing the
    timing belt(possibly with pictures) on an h22 properly. There are two
    main things i am concerned about:

    What is the best way to remove the crankshaft pulley bolt?

    Once i remove the timing belt, what happens if the crankshaft or one of
    the pulleys is rotated a full revolution without me noticing even if
    there is a mark, do i just realign the pulley with the mark or how do i
    make sure the it is aligned?

    to my understanding the below procedures are the correct procedures to
    align the first piston to TDC and install timing and balancer belt.

    1. align the cams with the word top at top, tdc marks aligned with
    cylinder head upper surface
    2. align the groove on front balancer pulley with oil pump housing
    3. align the rear balancer pulley using the maintence hole with a bolt
    to 74mm scribed line
    4. turn crankshaft pulley one turn counter clockwise.

    If anyone has anything else i should know that would be greatly

    mjolson29, Aug 3, 2006
  2. mjolson29

    TeGGeR® Guest

    Have a read through here:

    Then save yourself a ton of grief and potential damage by buying a factory
    shop manual here:
    You can find used factory manuals on eBay.

    Forget Chilton/Haynes, etc. They are useless for this sort of thing.
    TeGGeR®, Aug 4, 2006
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    In addition to the tegger site, use only the proper 50 mm tool to hold
    the pulley, and have a 17 mm deep socket on hand for the motor mount.

    'Curly Q. Links', Aug 4, 2006
  4. mjolson29

    mjolson29 Guest

    i already have the engine out, that was the easy part, now i have the
    jdm h22 on my engine hoist and have heard of the autotensioner failing.
    how do i remove the crankshaft bolt when it is out of the car? should i
    set the engine on the ground? haven't tryed yet, just want to be
    prepared. obviously the special honda removal tool in the previous
    links is the best way to go other then air, but the engine on a hoist
    may present a problem when trying to break the bolt loose. i have both
    the service manual, swap guide and the chilton manual, but am sure
    there are others things i should be aware of when working with the
    timing belt. i work with networks and computers so the wiring and
    electrical is second nature to me, but the machanical i want make sure
    i do correct.

    mjolson29, Aug 5, 2006
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    Is there an AUTO-tensioner on that puppy?

    Please tell us what year / models of CAR we're talking about, so
    everybody can _picture_ this operation . . .

    'Curly Q. Links', Aug 5, 2006
  6. mjolson29

    mjolson29 Guest

    yes it has an auto tensioner, i should replace it with the manual
    tensioner, correct?
    mjolson29, Aug 6, 2006
  7. mjolson29

    mjolson29 Guest

    1995 jdm h22a1

    mjolson29, Aug 6, 2006
  8. mjolson29

    nm5k Guest

    Easiest way would be to use an impact wrench. Even a stout electric
    job may do the trick. Honda is backwards from toyota. A yota, you
    can use the starter motor to knock the bolt loose. But not so on a
    honda.. So really, unless you like lots of brain damage, I'd use an
    impact if at all possible. Both taking it off, and putting it back on.
    It needs to be torqued up to at least 85 ft lb's or maybe even more.
    Check the manual...

    Draw painted marks BEFORE you take it loose. Also note all the proper
    factory alignment marks. You can't even be one tooth off when you
    put it back together. It MUST be perfect. No slack in that regard on
    usual honda.. Also, yes you need to change the tensioner. Also,
    you really should change the water pump while you are in there.
    All those parts have the same appx lifetime, and you don't want a
    repeat of all this fun. Also, check to see if any oil seals should be
    replaced. Now is the time to do it..
    BTW, when you get it installed, rotate the crankshaft a few times to
    make sure that there is no interference. If you feel anything at all
    take it off and start over. If the belt is on wrong, and you start the
    engine, it's pretty much toast. You'll have bent valves, and all other
    kinds of wonderful problems. So be totally certain it's right.
    nm5k, Aug 8, 2006
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