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2006 Honda Civic GX: Drive Belt Auto-Tensioner Pivot Bolt Replacement

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Download BACKGROUND The current routing of the engine drive belt creates extra force on the drive belt auto-tensioner. In rare cases, this extra force could break the auto-tensioner pivot bolt, causing an engine noise or a loss of power steering. CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the auto-tensioner pivot bolt, and reroute the drive belt. On vehicles with A/C, install a new drive belt. REPAIR PROCEDURE 1. From above the engine, set a long-handled, boxed- end wrench on the drive belt auto-tensioner. Slowly turn the wrench counterclockwise, then remove the drive belt. NOTE: On vehicles without A/C, the drive belt will be reused. 2. Insert a pulley holder (see REQUIRED SPECIAL TOOLS) into one of the holes in the water pump pulley at the 12 o’clock position. The tool holds the pulley so you can loosen or tighten the pulley bolts. WATER PUMP PULLEY 3. Remove the water pump pulley (three bolts). 4. Remove the pivot bolt from the drive belt auto- tensioner. NOTE: In rare cases, the pivot bolt may be broken.