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TIming belt I cannot get the nut loose on the crank shaft. Is it one of those that is left hand threaded? We have been using a torque gun and nothing.

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Yes, it' left hand threads, because it's an import, most imports are left hand. Also you need about a 140 psi to break it loose. Hope this is helpful. Please rate. Thanks.

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