Acura Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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The first step you will need to perform is check the variable timing control solenoid (VTC). Remove the solenoid from the timing cover. Apply battery power and ground to the solenoid to see if it opens and closes.
If the solenoid operates normally you will need to remove the front timing cover and check timing. The timing chain could have jumped, tensioner failed or a VTC gear not staying in the locked position.
So you already have the timing cover off? What engine does your accord have so i can look up the correct diagram.
is the engine a 4 cylinder or 6
There is a cover to the left of the harmonic balancer that can be removed to check for a stretched timing chain. To check for a jumped chain the valve cover will need to be removed. To verify proper cam timing align the balancer on the 0 mark and the cam marks should face each other.