I hit a deer and my hood radiator, E fans and upper core support got munched. on 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid

Among other things I noted the upper right motor mount? where it connects to engine, one of the bolts that threads into the engine was loose. The impact broke the thread area out of the engine/component. What is that component that I need to replace? Water pump?

by in Fairfield, ID on May 26, 2013
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1 answer 4 comments
ANSWER by , May 27, 2013
IF you are refering to where there are (or used to be) 2 long studs for the upper engine mount bracket , then you need the timing chain cover.
COMMENT by , May 27, 2013
Zip tie-I think your right as you've described the part well. Would you know about the cost and other issues in replacing that part?
COMMENT by , May 27, 2013
Check at your local Honda dealer. You will most likely need to get all related parts seperately ,--timing chain cover , crank seal , valve cover gasket , the two mount studs etc. Are you trying to do this yourself?
COMMENT by , May 27, 2013
Yes. While I have 20 + years on small block Chevys and a few motorcycles I plan on doing the research on this but would prefer not to purchase to many specialized tools for it. With that said what in your opinion is the scope of the job and degree of difficulty?
COMMENT by , May 28, 2013
Worst thing about the job is getting the crank bolt loose(some can be pretty tight) and the limited clearance. Was any other part of the cover damaged? does it have over 150K on it , where it would be worth replacing the chain etc? If you have patience to clean things right and let the sealant sit and cure like it's supposed to you should end up with no problems.