CAMSHAFT REMOVAL


  1. DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL

    Note

    When disconnecting the cable, some systems need to be initialized after the cable is reconnected Click here.

  2. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL RH

  3. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL OPENING EXTENSION PAD RH

  4. REMOVE ENGINE UNDER COVER RH

  5. REMOVE FRONT FENDER APRON SEAL RH

  6. REMOVE COOL AIR INTAKE DUCT SEAL


    1. A01HOR8

      Remove the 7 clips and cool air intake duct seal.

  7. REMOVE NO. 1 ENGINE COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A01HQOT

      Lift the rear of the engine cover to detach the cover from the 2 pins, and then lift the front of the engine cover to detach the cover from the pin and remove the engine cover.

      Note

      Attempting to disengage both front and rear clips at the same time may cause the No. 1 engine cover sub-assembly to break.

  8. REMOVE INLET AIR CLEANER ASSEMBLY


    1. A01HN8W

      Remove the 2 bolts and inlet air cleaner assembly.

  9. REMOVE AIR CLEANER CAP SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A01HQTS

      Disconnect the vacuum switching valve assembly from the air cleaner hose.

    2. A01HMBU

      Disconnect the mass air flow meter connector and 2 wire harness clamps from the air cleaner cap sub-assembly.

    3. A01HR4F

      Separate the fuel vapor feed hose from the air cleaner hose.

    4. A01HOYC

      Disconnect the ventilation hose from the cylinder head cover.

    5. A01HO8A

      Loosen the hose clamp and disconnect the air cleaner hose from the throttle with motor body assembly.

    6. A01HP5O

      Release the 2 clamps and remove the air cleaner cap sub-assembly.

  10. REMOVE AIR CLEANER FILTER ELEMENT SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. Remove the air cleaner filter element sub-assembly.

  11. REMOVE AIR CLEANER CASE SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A01HPCW

      Disconnect the wire harness clamp.

    2. Remove the 2 bolts and air cleaner case sub-assembly.

  12. REMOVE NO. 2 ENGINE MOUNTING STAY RH


    1. A01HNVV

      Remove the 2 bolts and No. 2 engine mounting stay RH.

  13. REMOVE ENGINE MOVING CONTROL ROD


    1. A01HP5E

      Remove the 4 bolts and engine moving control rod bracket.

  14. DISCONNECT ENGINE WIRE


    1. A01HQUG

      Disconnect the connectors and clamps.

    2. Remove the bolts and nuts and disconnect the engine wire from the engine.

  15. REMOVE IGNITION COIL ASSEMBLY


    1. Disconnect the 4 ignition coil assembly connectors.

    2. A01HMK6

      Remove the 4 bolts and 4 ignition coil assemblies.

  16. REMOVE CYLINDER HEAD COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A01HP5K

      Remove the 16 bolts, 3 seal washers, cylinder head cover and gasket.

    2. A01HPPJ

      Remove the 3 gaskets from the camshaft bearing caps.

  17. SET NO. 1 CYLINDER TO TDC/COMPRESSION


    1. A01HMAHE02
      Text in Illustration
      *a Paint Mark
      *b Timing Mark
      *c Timing Notch

      Turn the crankshaft pulley until its timing notch (groove) and the timing mark "0" of the timing chain cover are aligned.

    2. Check that each timing mark of the camshaft timing gear assembly and camshaft timing exhaust gear assembly are aligned with each timing mark located as shown in the illustration. If not, turn the crankshaft 1 revolution (360°) to align the timing marks as shown in the illustration.

    3. Place paint marks on the chain in alignment with the timing marks on the camshaft timing gear assembly and camshaft timing exhaust gear assembly.

  18. REMOVE TIMING CHAIN COVER PLATE


    1. A01HPTT

      Remove the 4 bolts, timing chain cover plate and gasket.

  19. REMOVE NO. 1 CHAIN TENSIONER ASSEMBLY


    1. A01HQBAE01

      Turn the crankshaft approximately 10° clockwise.

    2. A01HQ7LE01

      Turn the crankshaft approximately 10° counterclockwise.

    3. A01HOLLE01
      Text in Illustration
      *1 Pin

      Align the holes of the stopper plate and tensioner, and insert a pin into the stopper plate hole to lock the tensioner.

    4. A01HQBAE01

      Turn the crankshaft approximately 10° clockwise.

    5. A01HOQX

      Remove the 2 bolts, chain tensioner and gasket.

      Note

      Make sure not to drop the gasket inside the timing chain cover.

    6. A01HQ7LE01

      Turn the crankshaft approximately 10° counterclockwise.

  20. REMOVE TIMING CHAIN GUIDE


    1. A01HNOS

      Remove the bolt and timing chain guide.

  21. REMOVE TIMING CHAIN COVER TIGHT PLUG


    1. A01HPD5

      Using a 14 mm hexagon wrench, remove the plug and gasket.

  22. REMOVE CAMSHAFT TIMING GEAR ASSEMBLY


    1. A01HPRF

      Hold the hexagonal portion of the camshaft with a wrench and remove the bolt from the camshaft.

      Note

      Be careful not to damage the cylinder head or spark plug tube with the wrench.

    2. A01HNIG

      Separate the camshaft timing gear assembly from the camshaft.

    3. A01HR4NE01
      Text in Illustration
      *a Narrow
      *b Wide

      Remove the timing chain from the camshaft timing gear assembly, and turn the camshaft timing gear assembly approximately 180°.

    4. A01HQVN

      Remove the camshaft timing gear assembly.

      Note

      Do not disassemble the camshaft timing gear assembly.

  23. REMOVE CAMSHAFT BEARING CAP


    1. A01HPJNE01

      Using several steps, remove the 11 bearing cap bolts in the sequence shown in the illustration.

    2. A01HNEZE01

      Using several steps, remove the 10 bearing cap bolts in the sequence shown in the illustration.

    3. Remove the 5 bearing caps.

      Tech Tips

      Arrange the removed parts in the correct order.

  24. REMOVE CAMSHAFT


    1. A01HQHN

      Remove the camshaft from the camshaft housing sub-assembly.

  25. REMOVE NO. 2 CAMSHAFT


    1. A01HMIK

      Hold up the chain and remove the No. 2 camshaft from the camshaft housing sub-assembly.

    2. A01HNAF

      Suspend the chain with a string or equivalent as shown in the illustration.

      Note

      Be careful not to drop the chain inside the timing chain cover.

  26. REMOVE CAMSHAFT TIMING EXHAUST GEAR ASSEMBLY


    1. A01HO3C

      Remove the flange bolt and camshaft timing exhaust gear assembly.

      Note

      Do not disassemble the camshaft timing exhaust gear assembly.

  27. REMOVE OIL CONTROL VALVE FILTER


    1. A01HQB3

      Remove the oil control valve filter from the No. 1 camshaft bearing cap.

  28. REMOVE NO. 1 CAMSHAFT BEARING


    1. A01HP5Q

      Remove the No. 1 camshaft bearing.

  29. REMOVE NO. 2 CAMSHAFT BEARING


    1. A01HPR7

      Remove the No. 2 camshaft bearing.