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Honda Civic Service Manual: Cam Chain Auto-Tensioner Removal and Installation (Except K24Z7)

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Removal

1. Cam Chain Auto-Tensioner

1.

Remove the chain case cover.


2.

Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise to compress the cam chain auto-tensioner.


3.

Rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise to align the holes on the lock (A) and the cam chain auto-tensioner (B), then insert a 1.0 mm (1/32 in) diameter pin (C) into the holes. Turn the crankshaft clockwise to secure the pin.


NOTE: If the holes in the lock and the auto-tensioner do not align, continue to rotating the crankshaft counterclockwise until the holes align, then install the pin.


4.

Remove the cam chain auto-tensioner.


Installation

1. Cam Chain Auto-Tensioner

1.

Compress the cam chain auto-tensioner when replacing the cam chain. Remove the pin (A) from the auto-tensioner that was installed during removal. Turn the plate (B) counterclockwise, to release the lock, then press the rod (C), and set the first cam (D) to the first edge of the rack (E). Insert the 1.0 mm (1/32 in) diameter pin back into the holes (F).


NOTE: If the chain tensioner is not set up as described, the tensioner will be damaged.


2.

Install the cam chain auto-tensioner.


3.

Remove the pin from the auto-tensioner.



4.

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


5.

Clean and dry the chain case cover mating surfaces.


6.

Apply liquid gasket, (P/N 08718-0004 or 08718-0009) to the oil pump mating surface of the chain case cover, and to the inside edge of the threaded bolt holes. Install the component within 5 minutes of applying the liquid gasket.


Apply a 2.5 mm (0.098 in) diameter bead of liquid gasket along the broken line (A).

If too much time has passed after applying the liquid gasket, remove the old liquid gasket and residue, then reapply new liquid gasket.


7.

Install the chain case cover.


Wait at least 30 minutes to allow liquid gasket to cure before filling the engine with oil.

Do not run the engine within 3 hours after installing the chain case cover.


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