BELT TENSIONER ON MADE WITH LEFT HANDED THREADS?

  • Tiny
  • CDBro61
  • 2006 Honda Pilot
  • 84,000 miles

J35Z1 engine, are either one of the bolts holding the serpentine belt tensioner on made with left handed threads? I had no problem getting the belt off and now I'm wanting to remove the tensioner but the bolt running through the idler pulley, 17mm head seems to frozen. I believe the torque is only around 55lbs. So it shouldn't take that much force to loosen it off. I just don't want to twist it off inside the block. If anyone knows, I would appreciate a bit of a hint.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 4:10 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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The bolt holding the tensioner bearing is left threaded.

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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 4:38 PM

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