Camshaft Sprocket Installation (L12A/L13A)

Camshaft Sprocket Installation

NOTE: Keep the cam chain away from magnetic fields.

1.Install the cam chain to the camshaft sprocket by alignment the reference mark (A), then install the camshaft sprocket on the camshaft.


2.Hold the camshaft with an open-end wrench, then tighten the bolt.

Specified torque: 
56 N·m (5.7 kgf·m, 41 lbf·ft) 


3.Apply engine oil to the slider surface of the cam chain tensioner slider through the oil return hole in the cylinder head.


4.Hold the crankshaft pulley and set the socket wrench (A) on the camshaft sprocket bolt.


5.Turn the camshaft clockwise to compress the cam chain tensioner, then remove the 6 x 1.0 mm bolt (B).

  • Turning torque should not exceed 44 N·m (4.5 kgf·m, 33 lbf·ft), when turning the camshaft.
  • Do not turn the camshaft counterclockwise.

6.Install the maintenance bolt (C) with a new washer (D).

7.Install the new cylinder head plug.


8.Install the cylinder head cover.