Honda J Series V6 Timing Belt Replacement

This video is a complete step by step guide to replacing the timing belt and water pump on a Honda J series V6 engine found in many Honda vehicles including Accords, Odysseys, Ridgelines, Pilots, Acura MDX, Acura TL, and some Acura RL’s. You’ll find a complete listing of the parts and tools I used in the description below.

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(Water Pump kit I used no longer available)

Similar Timing Belt Kit:

Water Pump Part # (2008 Acura TL): 19200-RDV-J01

Honda (blue) Coolant:

Engine Mount:

Serpentine Belt Tensioner:


Honda Crank Bolt Removal Tool:

Snap-on 12mm 14mm wrench:°-Offset%2C-mm/12–14-mm-12-Point-Metric-Flank-Drive-High-Performance-Standard-Handle-0°-Offset-Box-Wrench/XDHFM1214

Body Clip Removal Tool:

Spill Free Funnel:

Milwaukee 1/4” ratchet:

Milwaukee 3/8” Long Ratchet:

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