i searched but couldnt find any to the point info. Any one know were i can find some step by step info? I do know you have to put the number 1 pison at TDC and i belve thats the cyl. on the far right went looking at the motor right?
1 is always crank side. And thats called the front of the motor. Your best bet is either pay someone local to come out and change it for you and you watch and learn or get a helms manual and do it yourself and take your time learning. Its easy. Set it at TDC just before pulling the belt off the timing gear. You only need to turn the adjuster enough to give the belt slack.
Pull the belt off and start from the timing gear - tensioner - water pump then camshaft. If your having trouble getting the belt back on just give your self more slack on the tensioner. Keeping eye on the alignment mark on the timing gear itself and camshaft. Your camshaft is marked two small indents on the gear and a arrow on the oil pump and another indention or engrave line on the timing gear. Keep those in line. Put the belt back on then tighten up the tension on the belt and tighten down the 14mm bolt. I usually put the crank pulley bolt on and turn the motor several times and check the alignment marks. I think your suppose to do that anyways. If all is good. Start putting everything back together.
Depending on miliage I would replace the water pump, cam seals or seal and crankseal. Otherwise do it once or do it twice later down the road. Just prevenitive maintence I guess. Iam suppose to do my sisters car here sometime next weekend.
Grab the Helms manual from the thread above. Read the section on doing the tbelt.
One thing that they don't mention is marking the old belt and the cam/crank. I always do this, and find that it makes everything a LOT easier later on. Use nail polish and mark 2 spots on the cam pulley, and 2 on the cam pulley. Mark the belt where it meets these marks. Transfer those marks to the new belt, and so long as the cam/crank don't move, you just have to line up the marks.
My dad just completed it with the help of our uncle who is a lil brighter than he is. My dad had no previous experience and we took our time, took like 2 full days after some headaches (when uncle wasnt around).
It's really not that hard though, after you do it once, you should be good to every time after.
BTW: You either need the Helms or the Honda repair manual we used.