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Friday, 19 April 2013

How do I Time a Honda Accord?

Honda Accord Timing Setting

Properly timing a Honda Accord is one way to get the most out of your Honda Accord engine. An internal combustion engine's timing refers to its ignition timing. The ignition timing determines when a spark will occur to start the Accord's VTEC engine. The factory recommended setting for the Honda Accord VTEC engine varies from year to year but it generally falls between 12 to 18 degrees before top dead center. You can adjust the ignition time with a few tools and mechanical skills.

To Time The Honda accord You Will Need Few Basic Tools Like

timing light,timing adjustment setting,wrench and wheel chocks.

Follow The Steps Below:----

Park your car.Turn off all accessories in the car including the radio, air conditioning and heat.

Use wheel chocks to chock the wheels of your car. Put the transmission in neutral, firmly engage the emergency brake, and gradually take the engine to an idle speed of 750 rpm.

Exit the Honda Accord allowing the rpm to go back to zero and open the hood to your VTEC engine.

Connect the timing light to the battery by placing the red clip on the positive terminal first and the black clip on the negative terminal second. Next, connect the timing light clamp to the number 1 spark plug wire connected the the cylinder head. Then, shine the timing light on the pulley connected to the engine's crankshaft to see check the timing mark.

Check where the timing mark on the pulley falls compared to the degree tab on the front of the engine. You should now be able to see what the current ignition timing is. You can remove the installed components if the timing is correct.

Locate the distributor lock-down bolt at the base of the distributor housing and loosen it with your wrench. Disconnect the distributor vacuum hose from the distributor housing and you will not be able to adjust the ignition timing safely.

Rotate the distributor with your hand until the timing mark on the pulley aligns with the timing index you desire. Remember, 12-18 degrees is the factory recommendation.

Reconnect the distributor vacuum hose into the distributor housing and tighten the lock-down bolt with your wrench. Remove the timing from the battery, spark plug wire, and pulley. Close the hood of your car and remove the wheel chocks.

This Will Help.

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