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Is the crankshaft bolt left or right hand thread?

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by suntoy68, Dec 29, 2009.



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  1. suntoy68

    suntoy68 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    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?
     
  2. JDM_SPEC_SI-R

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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
     
  3. got traction

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    impact gun will get it off
     
  4. RonJ

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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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    You need two good breaker bars (24" and 18").
     
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    cvnig89 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    i had an 18" that broke lol
     
  9. JDM_SPEC_SI-R

    JDM_SPEC_SI-R New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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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
     
  10. suntoy68

    suntoy68 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    You guys rock !!

    Thanks for the quick replys. I know which way to go from here, Thanks Again
     
  11. RonJ

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    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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  13. suntoy68

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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.[​IMG]
     
  14. juxstapo

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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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