Honda CR-V: VTC Actuator, Exhaust Camshaft Sprocket Replacement

Honda CR-V (2006–2011) Service Manual / Engine Mechanical / Cylinder Head / VTC Actuator, Exhaust Camshaft Sprocket Replacement

Removal

1. Remove the cam chain.

2. Hold the camshaft with an open-end wrench, then loosen the variable valve timing control (VTC) actuator mounting bolt and exhaust camshaft sprocket mounting bolt.

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3. If the VTC actuator will be reused, do these steps.

  1. Remove the intake camshaft, and seal the advance holes and retard holes in the No.1 camshaft journal with tape (see step 6).
  2. Punch a hole in the tape over one of the advance holes (see step 7).
  3. Apply air to the advance hole to release the lock (see step 8).
  4. Remove the tape and adhesive residue from the camshaft journal.

4. Remove the VTC actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket.

Installation

1. Install the VTC actuator and exhaust camshaft sprocket.

NOTE: Install the VTC actuator to unlock position.

2. Apply engine oil to the threads of the VTC actuator mounting bolt and exhaust camshaft mounting bolt, then install them.

3. Hold the camshaft with an open-end wrench, then tighten the bolts.

Specified Torque

VTC Actuator Mounting Bolt:
12 x 1.25 mm
113 N*m (11.5 kgf*m, 83 Ibf*ft)

Exhaust Camshaft Sprocket Mounting Bolt:
10 x 1.25 mm
72 N*m (7.3 kgf*m, 53Ibf*ft)

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4. Hold the camshaft, and turn the VTC actuator clockwise until you hear it click. Make sure to lock the VTC actuator by turning it.

5. Install the cam chain.

Cylinder Head Inspection for Warpage

1. Remove the cylinder head.

2. Inspect the camshaft.

3. Check the cylinder head for warpage. Measure along the edges, and three ways across the center.

Cylinder Head Height

Standard (New): 103.95-104.05 mm (4.093-4.096 in.)

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Rocker Arm Assembly Removal

1. Remove the cam chain.

2. Loosen the rocker arm adjusting screws (A).

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3. Remove the camshaft holder bolts. To prevent damaging the camshafts, unscrew the bolts, in sequence, two turns at a time.

NOTE: Bolt CD is not on all engines.

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4. Remove cam chain guide B, camshaft holders, and camshafts.

5. Insert the bolts (A) into the rocker shaft holder, then remove the rocker arm assembly (B).

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Rocker Arm and Shaft Disassembly/Reassembly

NOTE:

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Rocker Arm and Shaft Inspection

1. Remove the rocker arm assembly.

2. Disassemble the rocker arm assembly.

3. Measure the diameter of the shaft at the first rocker location.

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4. Zero the gauge (A) to the shaft diameter.

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5. Measure the inside diameter of the rocker arm, and check it for an out-of-round condition.

Rocker Arm-to-Shaft Clearance

Standard (New):

Intake: 0.025-0.052 mm (0.0010-0.0020 in.)
Exhaust: 0.018-0.056 mm (0.0007-0.0022 in.)
Service limit: 0.08 mm (0.003 in.)

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6. Repeat for all rocker arms and both shafts. If the clearance is beyond the service limit, replace the rocker shaft and all out of service limit rocker arms.

If any VTEC rocker arm needs replacement, replace the rocker arms (primary and secondary), as a set.

7. Inspect the rocker arm pistons (A). Push on each piston manually. If it does not move smoothly, replace the rocker arm set.

NOTE: Apply oil to the pistons when reassembling.

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8. Install the rocker arm assembly.

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