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Old 12-28-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Is the crankshaft bolt left or right hand thread?

I am trying to change the timing belt on my 98 Civic EX and I am not sure whether the bolt has left or right hand threads. Anyone gotta an idea?
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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loosen it like any other bolt(counter clockwise). but you need a crank pulley tool. go to ebay and look up a honda one. its much cheaper. it has a lot of torque on it and you wont be able to get it off without the tool
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impact gun will get it off
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If you don't have a powerful impact wrench, you'll need this tool.
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either a real powerful gun or the honda crank tool, sad to say i the honda crank tool didnt work for me i broke 2 rachets
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sad to say i the honda crank tool didnt work for me i broke 2 rachets
You need two good breaker bars (24" and 18").
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i had an 18" that broke lol
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buy the tool, it has its own breaker bar system. the bar is about 3 ft. long. that holds the pulley,then use a big wrench...3/4".. put a metal pipe on it, about 3 ft.... buy it at home depot and that will be the breaker bar system for the wrench. done and done. easy
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Thanks for the quick replys. I know which way to go from here, Thanks Again
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buy the tool, it has its own breaker bar system. the bar is about 3 ft. long. that holds the pulley,then use a big wrench...3/4".. put a metal pipe on it, about 3 ft.... buy it at home depot and that will be the breaker bar system for the wrench. done and done. easy
The hex tool that I posted a link for does not come with its own breaker bar system. The OP would need a separate 18" breaker bar to use with it.

You may be referring to the special Honda crank tool, which is considerably more expensive.
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no im referring to this posted link made by me...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...motiveQ5fTools

i hate it when u need to post the same s*** twice.
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I bought a large nut that was 2" across on the flats, plus a 2"x 5/16" x 36" piece of steel. 10 minutes with a welder and torch and problem was solved. $14.00 total cost.
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Welders rule... I'm halfway through my SMAW certificaiton, then on to MIG.

Anyway, props for answering my question, I'll quit with the antique thread jack now.

*edit* and at school they even make me spell "Certification" properly.. the fiends.
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