Bought that belt and changed it out in about 15 minutes...hardest part was finding a metal tube I could find to fit over my 14MM wrench
Replaced the drive belt today, at about 121,000 miles. A few months ago, at about 119,000, the Honda dealer suggested I get it changed. Finally got around to doing it, with the tool I rented from Advanced Auto. It really took less than 20 mins with the correct tool.No difference in noise or idle, but now the arrow points directly at the mark.
It does require a lot of leverage, the wrench I use is nearly 18" long, You may need to replace the tensioner if it won't budge...I tried to change the belt this morning, but I couldn't loosen up the pulley. I used a 9/16 which is about 14mm wrench? I pulled very hard clock wise, but it wouldn't go. Maybe I need a bigger wrench as in longer?
I remember trying to pull on the tensioner in the past and it moved with little effort. I hope I don't need to replace the tensioner. My tool is just a regular 14mm wrench.It does require a lot of leverage, the wrench I use is nearly 18" long, You may need to replace the tensioner if it won't budge...
Thanks for the tip. I'll do just that. :thmsup:...but it's not 14mm. Go out and buy a metric set; everything on these cars is metric. Rounded-off bolts are no fun, and that's what you get when you use inch wrenches on metric bolts.
I just have a few more questions.
Is the tensioner pulley going to be hard to push down? I have a 3/8 inch drive ratchet with a 14mm socket, will that be strong enough or should I go rent a breaker bar from autozone?
Does the belt go on in any way? Like, theres no dots or lines to match up?
Does anyone have the diagram to show how the belt route? I don't have a sticker on my hood because its aftermarket =X
just ordered the goodyear gatorback from amazon because its only $26.99 shipped, and seems to have really good reviews...