I replaced the timing belt on my 1992 Honda Accord a few months ago. If you don't have 4-8 hours, a 3/4 inch breaker bar, a cheater bar, and a tool to hold the huge pulley in place don't try it. You will also need two jacks. One of them will be for the motor and the other will be for the wheel well. Your 1988 will be just as difficult, if not more difficult to accomplish.
Raise and support the vehicle on jack stands. Remove the left (driver's side) wheel and inner fender panel. Remove the splash shield. Remove the accessory belts and the top engine mount. Remove the valve cover.
Step 2 Turn the engine counter clockwise until the engine is on top dead center on number 1 cylinder. To do this look on the top of the transmission for the rectangular hole in the bell housing and the pointer pointing toward the block. Turn the engine until you see a T and a line next to it. If the car is an automatic turn the engine and watch the flywheel for these marks. Put the pointer on the line and you have top dead center. If the car is a manual transmission put the pointer on the T.
Step 3 Remove the crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley. Remove the timing belt covers. Check the timing marks one more time and make sure the camshaft sprocket has the word UP in the up position. Loosen the timing belt tensioner and push it away from the belt and loosely tighten it to hold it out of the way. Remove the timing belt.
Step 4 Install the new timing belt starting on the left side from the crank over the camshaft sprocket and down on the inside of the tensioner and over the outside of the oil pump. Loosen the tensioner and let it apply tension to the belt and then tighten the bolt.
Step 5 Make sure all the tension is on the side opposite of the tensioner or the left side. Double check the timing marks to make sure they are still lined up. Turn the engine counter clockwise for about three to four teeth on the camshaft sprocket and then loosen the bolt in the tensioner and let it take up the remainder of the slack in the belt. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 31 foot pounds of torque.
Step 6 Install all components in reverse order of their removal. Tighten the crankshaft bolt to 108 foot pounds of torque.
5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first.
how do you adjust the timing on a 1988 honda xr200
looking @ left side of motor right @ valve cover.
how do i check the transmission fluid on a 1988 Honda accord, it is a automated
no u cannot do that bolt pattern is different
The battery size for a 1988 Honda Accord LX is a size 25. The battery can be purchased at any auto parts store.
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Yes it will fit.
DOT3 from an unopened can.
1988 Honda Accords are not near as plentiful as they were a few years ago. But try this site that is offering one right now: http://www.lemonfree.ca/map.php?year=1988&make=HONDA&model=ACCORD&loc=.
Have a look at www.gates.com manufacturer of all kinds of belts including timing belts. Their website indicates that most Honda engines are interference engines. In a word, most likely it will damage the valvetrain if the belt breaks. exhaust valves bye-bye If you broke the timing belt on an 88 Accord, don't waste your money getting the engine fixed or replaced. You can purchase a 1192-1993 Accord for less money than you would spend repairing your 1988 Accord.
NO. Not available that year.
out the petcock on the back side of the radiator
Replace the starter
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Please try your local Salvage Yards. They Will have several that will fit your car at a good price. Plus they are good for the enviroment. www.cars.com and www.cartrader.com will help you find a 1988 Honda Accord automatic in your area. Additionally, you may be able to find 1988 Accord on eBay or Craigslist.