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2001 Honda Prelude Question: can not get the harmonic balancer bolt loose. What direction are the threads.

 

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Visitor, 2.2L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Sacramento, CA, March 27, 2011, 00:59

rt.handed or lt.handed

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, March 27, 2011, 06:58
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    It is a right handed thread, however they make a special tool to hold the balancer still while loosening the center bolt. that is put on a very high torque. Tool may be available at local auto parts store loaner tool program call them to be sure.

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    Precision Automotive Service (101 Answers) , Sacramento, CA - (916) 256-2796
    Precision Automotive Repair March 27, 2011, 07:26
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    Definitely need a high torque impact gun to get that bolt loose or lots of meat and potatoes applied to the end of a
    4 foot breaker bar.

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