I tightened the tensioner to 7.2 ftlbs, backed it off and installed the belt and Then tried to tighten it to 33 ftlbs and now it is spining and wont tighten up. Seems like another one of those nut fittings is spinning in its hole, any ideas how to get around this?
Country: United StatesMake: HondaModel: civic exEngine: 1.7
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is this for the timing belt or drive belt
what year honda
and ill look that up for you
2002 honda civic ex
are saying the timing belt is not tightening or the bolt in the center is not tightening
The bolt that holds the timing belt tensioner
if the bolt will not tighten it is stripped and it will have to be retapped and maybe a longer bolt if that doesnt work may have to install a heli coil to fix the threads
try a longer bolt to see if there is enough threads to cath the bolt
just a little longer like ten mm longer and see if it will tighten
I will give that a go
I don't understand how it would have stripped though
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If it needs a helicoil I am in trouble
it will be tight but can be done try the longer bolt first and maybe get lucky sound like a problem and yes it would have to drop enough to get in there to fix
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