Honda CR-V: Drive Belt Inspection

1. Inspect the belt for cracks and damage. If the belt is cracked or damaged, replace it.

2. Check that the auto-tensioner indicator (A) is within the standard range (B) as shown. If it is out of the standard range, replace the drive belt.

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Drive Belt Removal/Installation

Special Tools Required

Belt tension release tool Snap-on YA9317 or equivalent, commercially available

1. Move the auto-tensioner (A) with the belt tension release tool to relieve tension from the drive belt, then remove the drive belt.

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2. Install the new belt in the reverse order of removal.

Drive Belt Auto-tensioner Inspection

Special Tools Required

Belt tension release tool Snap-on YA9317 or equivalent, commercially available

1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II), and make sure to turn the A/C switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch OFF.

2. Check the position of the auto-tensioner indicator's pointer (A). Start the engine then check the position again with the engine idling. If the position of the indicator moves or fluctuates very much, replace the auto-tensioner.

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3. Check for abnormal noise from the tensioner pulley.

If you hear abnormal noise, replace the tensioner pulley.

4. Remove the drive belt.

5. Move the auto-tensioner within its limit with the belt tension release tool in the direction shown.

Check that the tensioner moves smoothly and without any abnormal noise. If the tensioner does not move smoothly or you hear abnormal noise, replace the auto-tensioner.

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6. Remove the auto-tensioner.

7. Clamp the auto-tensioner (A) by using two 8 mm bolts (B) and a vise (C) as shown. Do not clamp the auto-tensioner itself.

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8. Set the torque wrench (D) on the pulley bolt, and align it as shown.

9. Align the indicator (El on the tensioner base with center mark (F) on the tensioner arm by using the torque wrench, and measure the torque. If the torque value is out of specification, replace the auto-tensioner.

NOTE: If the indicator exceeds the center mark, recheck the torque.

Auto-tensioner Spring Torque: 32.5-39.7 N*m (3.31-4.05 kgf*m, 23.9-29.3 Ibf*ft)

Drive Belt Auto-tensioner Removal/Installation

1. Remove the drive belt.

2. Remove the power steering (P/S) fluid reservoir from the holder.

3. Remove the P/S pump (A) without disconnecting the P/S hoses, then remove the P/S hose from the clamp (B).

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4. Remove the tensioner pulley bolt (A), then remove the tensioner pulley (B).

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5. Remove the auto-tensioner.

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6. Install the auto-tensioner in the reverse order of removal.

Tensioner Pulley Replacement

1. Remove the drive belt.

2. Remove the power steering (P/S) fluid reservoir from the holder.

3. Remove the P/S pump (A) without disconnecting the P/S hoses, then remove the P/S hose from the clamp (B).

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4. Remove the tensioner pulley bolt (A), then remove the tensioner pulley (B).

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5. Install the tensioner pulley in the reverse order of removal.

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