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Honda - Accord Prelude 1996 2000
The manufacturer recommends replacement of the timing belt (and water pump inspection) under normal operating conditions for Accord and Prelude models every 84 months (7 years) or 105,000 (168,000 km). If the vehicle is operated in high temperatures (above 110°F or 43°C) or very low temperatures (below -20°F or -29°C) the timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 miles (100,000 km).
If, however, the timing belt is inspected earlier or more frequently than suggested, and shows signs of wear or defects, the belt should be replaced at that time.
WARNING On interference engines, it is very important to replace the timing belt at the recommended intervals, otherwise expensive engine damage will likely result if the belt fails.
For manufacturer's recommended service intervals, refer to the maintenance interval chart located in Section 1 of this guide.
2.2L (F22A1) ENGINES
Fig. Installed view of the balance shafts and belts
Fig. You can remove the belt from the balance shafts once the tension has been relieved
Fig. The teeth of the timing belt must mesh perfectly with the teeth on the crankshaft sprocket
FIG : Install the timing belt, around the pulleys, in the sequence shown
This is an excellent time to check or replace the water pump. Even if the timing belt is only being replaced as part of a good maintenance schedule, consider replacing the pump at the same time.
FIG : Camshaft timing belt sprocket alignment mark positioning for timing belt installation-2.2L (F22A1) engines
FIG : Balancer belt routing-2.2L (F22A1) engines
The tensioner lever must be properly positioned on its pivot pin located on the oil pump. Be sure that the timing belt lever and tensioner moves freely and does not bind.
Be sure that the balancer lever and tensioner moves freely and does not bind.
2.2L (F22B1 and F22B2) Engines
FIG : Position the camshaft sprocket as indicated for timing belt installation-2.2L (F22B1 and F22B2) engines
FIG : Before installing the timing belt, ensure the crankshaft sprocket marks are properly aligned-2.2L (F22B1 and F22B2) engines
2.2L (H22A1) Engine
Handle the tensioner carefully so the oil inside does not spill or leak. Replenish the auto-tensioner with oil if any spills or leaks out. The auto-tensioner total capacity is 1 / 4 oz. (8 ml).
WARNING Do not clamp the housing of the auto-tensioner, component damage may occur.
WARNING Do not apply extra pressure to the pulleys or tensioners while performing the adjustment.
FIG : Camshaft and crankshaft alignment mark positioning for TDC-2.2L (H22A1) and 2.3L engines
FIG : View of the balancer belt and the related timing marks-2.2L (H22A1) and 2.3L engines