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Harmonic balancer bolt direction for loosening??

1996 Isuzu rodeo 3.2 liter wondering which direction to loosen harmonic balancer bolt? CW or CCW? If this motor jumps time is it likely to have bent valves? Would hate to reassemble timing belt to find our it will have to come apart again??

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CCW , and your going to at least put the new timing belt on and balance to check for compression. you can run an engine without the covers installed or accessories hooked up

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