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04 honda accord v6 timing belt

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Old 11-17-2011, 08:31 PM
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all is going pretty smooth. I was able to remove the crank pully with no trouble. I have both front and rear t-belt covers off. I have all the bolts out of the bottom cover accept the 10 mill at the top of the front side right. I am getting my a*& kicked by that one. the serpentine belt tensioner is in the way. I loosend the alternator and moved that as far as I could forward. I can just get a box end wrench on it and turn it 1/8 a turn. It looks like that tensioner needs to come off. How do I do that? It is spring loaded and I want to make sure if I pull it off it will go back on with no trouble.
 
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:31 PM
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Are you talking about the auto tensioner? If so you'll need to compress it, then there is a "pin" slot where a locking pin goes in to hold it.....
 
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:02 PM
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You need some guidance. Check for honda V6 timing belt on youtube. I found some very good videos.

You also need a manual. Suggest a emanual from ebay seller automanualsource for $21.99.

The tensioner has to be removed completely for tbelt change.

good luck
 
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:38 AM
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Iwatched a few vids. They were very helpful. As is this forum. I got everything off. I ended up buying a new t-belt tensioner from the dealer my old one was just starting ti leak. I put the new belt on. It is a little snug. All 3 marks were lined up. I rotated the engine 2 times clockwise and the 2 top are still lined up and the bottom is behind a bit? How could that be. Any help on this will be a big help. I won't be able to work on it until mid day tomorrow. Anyone have any thoughts??
 
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:05 AM
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The youtube videos depict various methods of maintaining snug belt while string (jim clips and plastic wire ties). These are designed to avoid jumping a cog will stringing the TB around the sprockets. Suggest restringing very carefully using one of these methods of maintaining snug belt.

Also it may be possible to jump a cog while turning engine over, if the TB tensioner is still restrained w/ pin stop.

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Old 11-20-2011, 07:53 PM
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With some time and patience I got everything lined up and back together. Fired right up and runs great. All in all about 7 hrs spread out over 3 days. Had a weekend planned with the fam. Anyway, I am pretty excited that I was able to tackle this job! I think I pushed the envelope on this t-belt and water pump. 04 accord has 186 k on it. This is the first time it was done! The old belt still looked great and it was tight. The hydrolic tensioner was just starting to seep some fluid. (that I believe will fail first causing the belts to loosen up and jump a cog).
 
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:25 PM
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Congratulations.

I did a similar job on Acura MDX 3.5L V6 and spent two good days or part time effort to get the job done.

Thanks for posting a followup

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That's great to hear. Congrats!
I wonder if you're close by so i can hire you to do mine Local dealer's quote for that job is $1,000. (By the way, the manual recommends replacing the belt at 105k miles. Good to know it may last for as many as 180k miles. I definitely won't listen to the dealer, who wanted to replace mine at 90k miles.)
 
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