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Old 08-05-2014, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Question Stuck timing belt tensioner bolt

For quite a while tonight, instead of finishing the timing belt job now that my epic struggle with the crank pulley belt is done, I have been trying to loosen the tensioner bolt. It is jammed on tight. Spec is 34 ft/lbs torque. I have slightly damaged the bolt using a variety of wrenches and six and twelve point 14mm sockets. I cannot find good answers online... not yet. FSM is not helpful on this point.

I imagine I had better not p-blast such a bolt since it is so close to the timing belt. Can I install the new belt over the old tensioner?

EDIT 1: here is a related discussion on honda-tech.com: http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=199886 ... anyone know these tools?

EDIT 2: http://www.amazon.com/Bolt-Extractors-16-14mm-bolt-extractorw/dp/B00270IMJ2

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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.




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