I have a 2012 and recently did the complete timing belt, waterpump, pullies. The crankshaft bolt was a huge pain. My impact wouldn't break it free. I ended up buying a bunch of extensions so I could use a 5 foot pipe on a breaker bar and heated the bolt. The motor mount was also challenging. I tried to work from in the wheel well, but soo realized I needed to remove the whole mount. So I would suggest removing the mount from the top. Let me know if you have any other questions.1 anyone have the service data for this job on a 2012? 2 any tips for the crank bolt or any other things to be aware of so I can prepare before I start the job. Just FYI using oem parts for this
Just look up timing belt water pump 2012 Honda V6 on YouTube. Watch several to get an idea.1 anyone have the service data for this job on a 2012? 2 any tips for the crank bolt or any other things to be aware of so I can prepare before I start the job. Just FYI using oem parts for this
Yes,I've seen Ford videos of people turning the engine over with the ignition disconnected in order to break the bolt free.
Does your parts store have this socket from Lisle available for loan?Our parts store let's you check out special tools with a deposit (48 hours).
It's relatively easy to pull your front bumper cover. That would allow you to sit on the floor row boat style and HulK it towards you. I'd do that before I stress my starter. But that's just me. You already have the wheel liner off it's just a matter of pressing the tabs down under the headlights with a screwdriver so you don't break them. They pop loose easily.I had both the Harmonic bolt socket with a Rigid 18v 1/2" impact with supposed 620ft/lbs of torque and the crank pulley tool with an 18" extension and a 5ft breaker bar and still could not get the crank bolt off. Ended up using the assistance of the starter to get the bolt off. Make sure to pull the fuel pump fuse. Only need to crank it for less than half a second.
Yes.It's a very bad idea to do the starter bump method on these. The starter is computer controlled and will stay engaged until the engine starts or for some period of time like 5-10 seconds. You do risk damage to the starter, the flexplate, or even the crankshaft.
Attempting to hold the harmonic balancer with the tool does work but you really need 3/4" drive tools because even 1/2" drive tools will flex too much and either break or hit you in the face.
Heat can damage the balancer. On some vehicles the crank sensor is behind the balancer, as well. I don't think that's the case on the 2012 but it is on older models.
The best way is with that Milwaukee 2767 pictured above along with the Lisle crankshaft bolt socket. Spins it off like it's nothing. That's the setup I use after spending way too much time on way too many cars trying to get that bolt off.
Oh, it still flexes. Just not as much. I broke my 19mm impact socket (1/2" drive with a 3/4-1/2 reducer) using the 3/4" tools. By the time you buy all the 3/4 drive tools you'll need, with extensions and a breaker bar, you can pick up that beast of an impact, Milwaukee 2767 and the Lisle socket.Yes.
My plan is next time to have 3/4 stuff. No Flexing.