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HELP timing my h22a4

Hey everyone, so I've looked everywhere and i haven't found any good detailed post on a step by step procedure of doing a timing belt on a 5th gen H22a4? was wondering if anyone could help me with the tech part of this. I'm as far as both side covers off, valve covers off, and crank pulleys off. i just don't know how to start the the process now. I'm not replacing the water pump its fine, and i have the cam seals and crank seal as well. I dont have to replace the auto tensioner do i? Thanks for your time guys, let me know if you have any knowledge on this? thanks
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

Removal and Installation


REMOVAL

NOTE:


Turn the crankshaft pulley so the No. 1 piston is at Top Dead Center (TDC) before removing the belt.
Inspect the water pump after removing the timing belt.
Replace the timing belt and timing balancer belt at 105,000 miles (168,000 km) according to the maintenance schedule (normal conditions/severe conditions). If the vehicle is regularly driven in one or more of the following conditions, replace the timing belt and timing balancer belt at 60,000 miles (U.S.A.) 100,000 km (Canada).
In very high temperatures (over 110F, 43C).
In very low temperatures (under -20F, -29C).
Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, then write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.
Disconnect the battery negative terminal first, then the positive terminal.
Remove the wheel well splash shield.








Loosen the adjusting bolt, locknut and mounting bolt, then remove the Power Steering (P/S) pump belt.
Remove the alternator terminal and connector.








Loosen the adjusting bolt, mounting bolt and lock nut, then remove the alternator belt.
Remove the side engine mount.
NOTE:


Support the engine with a jack before removing the side engine mount and upper bracket assembly is removed.
Make sure to place a cushion between the oil pan and the jack.








Remove the dipstick and the tube.
Remove the cylinder head cover.
NOTE: The procedures in steps 10 and 11 are for reusing the timing belt. For replacing the timing belt, skip these procedures and go to step 12.



Use an open-end wrench to loosen the maintenance bolt. If it cannot be loosened with an open-end wrench, a box wrench can be used after removing the lock pin.
NOTE: Use of a tool should be limited to initial loosening only.









Unscrew the maintenance bolt by hand until it stops. The auto-tensioner bracket is now fixed.
NOTE:


Never use a tool to unscrew the maintenance bolt after initial loosening it.
If the auto-tensioner has been extended and the timing belt cannot be installed, remove the auto-tensioner, compress it and reinstall it.
Remove the middle cover.
NOTE: Do not use the middle cover to store removed items.



Remove the pulley bolt and crankshaft pulley.








Remove the lock pin and rubber seals, then remove the lower cover.
NOTE: Do not use the lower cover to store removed items.









Loosen the adjusting nut 2/3-1 turn. Push the tensioner to remove tension from the timing balancer belt, then retighten the adjusting nut.
Remove the timing balancer belt and timing belt.
INSTALLATION

New Belt

NOTE: This procedure is to replace the timing belt.

Install the timing belt and timing balancer belt in the reverse order of removal; Only key points are described here.

NOTE: Clean the middle and lower covers before installation.



Remove the timing balancer belt drive pulley.








Set the timing belt drive pulley so that the No. 1 piston is at Top Dead Center (TDC) . Align the dimple on the teeth of the timing belt drive pulley with the "Triangle" pointer on the oil pump








The "Arrow" marks on the camshaft pulleys should be at the top, and the TDC grooves on the pulleys should align with the cylinder head surface.
Remove the auto-tensioner.
Hold the auto-tensioner with the maintenance bolt pointing up. Loosen and remove the maintenance bolt.
NOTE: Handle the auto-tensioner carefully so the oil inside does not spill or leak.
Replenish the auto-tensioner with oil if any spills or leaks. The total capacity is 8 ml (1/4 fluid oz.).



Clamp the boss of the auto-tensioner in a vise. Use pieces of wood or a cloth to protect the boss.
NOTE: Do not grip the housing of the auto-tensioner.









Insert a flat blade screwdriver into the maintenance hole. Place the stopper (P/N 14540-P13-003) on the auto-tensioner while turning the screwdriver clockwise to compress the bottom.
NOTE: Take care not to damage the threads or the gasket contact surface with the screwdriver.









Reinstall the maintenance bolt.
NOTE: Be sure to use a new gasket.









Make sure no oil is leaking around the maintenance bolt, then install the auto-tensioner.
NOTE: Make sure the stopper stays in place.









Install the timing belt tightly in the sequence shown. (1) Timing belt drive pulley (crankshaft)-->(2) Adjusting pulley-->(3) Water pump pulley-->(4) Exhaust camshaft pulley-->(5) Intake camshaft pulley.
NOTE: Make sure the timing belt drive pulley and camshaft pulleys are at TDC.









Remove the stopper.
Install the timing balancer belt drive pulley and lower cover.
Install the crankshaft pulley, then tighten the pulley bolt.
Rotate the crankshaft pulley about five or six turns counterclockwise so that the timing belt positions on the pulleys.








Make sure the crankshaft and camshaft pulleys are at TDC.
If either the camshaft or the crankshaft pulley is not positioned at TDC, remove the timing belt and adjust the positioning, then reinstall the timing belt.
Set the crankshaft pulley so that the No. 1 piston is at TDC.
Remove the crankshaft pulley and lower cover.
Loosen the adjusting nut 2/3-1 turn, and verify that the timing balancer belt adjuster moves freely.
Retighten the adjusting nut.








Align the rear balancer shaft pulley by using a 6 x 100 mm bolt or equivalent as an tool. Scribe a line 74 mm (2.9 inch) from the end of the bolt. Insert the bolt into the maintenance hole to the scribed line.








Align the groove on the front balancer shaft with the pointer on the oil pump housing as shown.
Install the timing balancer belt. Loosen the adjusting nut 2/3-1 turn to tension the timing balancer belt.
Remove the 6 x 100 mm bolt, then install the 12 mm sealing bolt.
Install the lower cover and crankshaft pulley, then tighten the pulley bolt.
Turn the crankshaft pulley about one turn counterclockwise, then tighten the adjusting nut.
Install the rubber seal around the adjusting nut.
NOTE: Do not loosen the adjusting nut.



After installation, adjust the tension of each belt.
See Drive Belts, Mounts, Brackets and Accessories / Drive Belt / Adjustments.
Enter the anti-theft code for the radio, then enter the customer's radio station presets.
Used Belt

NOTE: Use this procedure when reusing the timing belt.

Install the timing belt and timing balancer belt in the reverse order of removal; Only key points are described here.

NOTE: Clean the middle and lower covers before installation.



Remove the balancer belt drive pulley.
Set the timing belt drive pulley so that the No. 1 piston is at TDC.
Set the camshaft pulleys so that the No. 1 piston is at TDC.








Install the special tool on the intake camshaft pulley.








Install the timing belt.
NOTE:


If the auto-tensioner has extended and the timing belt cannot be installed, remove and compress the auto-tensioner.
Take care not to damage the timing belt when installing it.
Make sure the timing belt drive pulley and camshaft pulleys are at TDC.
Remove the special tool.








Tighten the maintenance bolt to make the auto-tensioner functional.
Install the timing balancer belt drive pulley and lower cover.
Install the crankshaft pulley, then tighten the pulley bolt.
Rotate the crankshaft pulley about five or six turns counterclockwise so that the timing belt positions on the pulleys.
Make sure the crankshaft pulley and camshaft pulleys are at TDC.
If either camshaft and crankshaft pulley is not positioned at TDC, remove the timing belt and adjust the positioning following the procedures in steps 1 and 2, then reinstall the timing belt.
Set the crankshaft pulley so that the No. 1 piston is at TDC.
Remove the crankshaft pulley and lower cover.
Loosen the adjusting nut 2/3-1 turn, and verify that the timing balancer belt adjuster moves freely.
Retighten the adjusting nut.
Align the rear balancer shaft pulley by using a 6 x 100 mm bolt or equivalent as a tool. Scribe a line 74 mm (2.9 inch) from the end of the bolt. Insert the bolt into the maintenance hole to the scribed line.
Align the groove on the front balancer shaft pulley with the pointer on the oil pump housing.
Install the timing balancer belt. Loosen the adjusting nut 2/3-1 turn to tension the timing balancer belt.
Remove the 6 x 100 mm bolt, then install the 12 mm sealing bolt.
Install the lower cover and crankshaft pulley, then tighten the pulley bolt.
Turn the crankshaft pulley about one turn counterclockwise, then tighten the adjusting nut.
Install the rubber seal around the adjusting nut.
NOTE: Do not loosen the adjusting nut.



After installation, adjust the tension of each belt.
See Drive Belts, Mounts, Brackets and Accessories / Drive Belt / Adjustments.
Enter the anti-theft code for the radio, then enter the customer's radio station presets.
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

step by step for you straight out of the manual ............
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

awesome post man
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

no problem guys . as long as you follow this step by step you will never have a problem .. fyi just for my own self assurance i alway use a white paint marker mark the belt at the cams 3 times a piece and at the crank 3 times ( across the belt and down the face of the cam gears / crank gear ) then transfer the marks to the new belt . if you line them all up you know without a doubt the timing is correct .. just a little tip ..
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

Great post on the timing belt write-up...
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

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Hey everyone, so I've looked everywhere and i haven't found any good detailed post on a step by step procedure of doing a timing belt on a 5th gen H22a4? was wondering if anyone could help me with the tech part of this. I'm as far as both side covers off, valve covers off, and crank pulleys off. i just don't know how to start the the process now. I'm not replacing the water pump its fine, and i have the cam seals and crank seal as well. I dont have to replace the auto tensioner do i? Thanks for your time guys, let me know if you have any knowledge on this? thanks
always replace the water pump when you do a timing belt, its stupid not too, its right there and not that expensive, not a bad idea to replace the tensioner either
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

Wow great post that helps so much. thanks element600rr i really appreciate it
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

Replace all the belts, water pump, and all the seals on that side of the engine!

So much easier to do it all now then later.

Have you considered going to a manual tensioner? Also, you should get the oil seal retainer for the balancer.
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

Im a noob and i know I can do this if only i knew where the maintenance bolt is..and also the very back balancer shaft pulley fell off. Can i just hammer it on again or what. I really want to get my car going again and i hope i didnt bend any valves. I just bought this car and on the way home i got on it a little and it started knocking pretty loud. And it died when i came to a stop. It started back up and I limped her home. and the next day i took the timing belt off and noticed it didnt even have the balancer belt on it and also the rear balance shaft pulley was not there. I later found it in the trunk. Any help would be very much appriciated.
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

I dont think the balancer belt not being on is a big deal. I have heard people removing them for various reasons.
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

Can you tell me where the maintenance bolt is?
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

Its a bolt on the back side of the engine around the area where the balancer fully is located.
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

Can you tell me where the maintenance bolt is?
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

Thats confusin becase it says lossen it with an open end wrench and hold it up while removing the auto tensioner. Is there two maintenance bolts? One on the underside of the auto tensioner and one right around the corner from the back ballancer pully thats a 112 mm hex???
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12mm i mean
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

The one by the balance pulley is different then the one for the tensioner
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

So there is two... one on the under side of the auto tensioner and one over by the back balance pully? And its a 12mm alan head... right? I just want to clarify this before i go do it
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Yea. Idk about the size of the head tho either 10 or 12
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K thanx so much man.
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Re: HELP timing my h22a4

perfect time to do a manual tensioner conversion...
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