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Yes, 4 Cylinder (2005). The impact I used is capable of 550 ft-lbs, and it took a bit of time to break loose (not minutes), so that bolt was in there pretty good. Check the specs on the impact you're looking at. Some of the rechargeable impact guns are very powerful, and more compact than the older corded models. Get the most powerful you can afford. Useful for wheels, suspension work as well.
Reassembly is easy with a ratchet or box wrench, but still a tough spot to swing the wrench.
As with many cars, assembly on the production line is easy, once the drivetrain is installed in the car, little consideration is given for future maintenance. Honda is better than most in this regard. Starter on my V8 Audi required removal of the front suspension arms, front driveshaft, motor mount, sway bar & chassis bracket just to see the starter.