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Harmonic balancer removal

Which way to remove bolt. clockwise or counter clockwise?

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Hello:

I have removed several of the harmonic balancer bolts, and it is difficult to hold the harmonic balancer from spinning when you remove the bolt. The bolt is normal thread, and removal is counterclockwise. There is a Honda holding tool you can get, or possibly borrow from a autoparts store. I always use either an impact wrench or a long breaker bar, and hold the harmonic balancer from rotating with a chain style wrench. I use an old belt to keep from damaging the damper pulley.
Good luck!

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Counterclockwise use a propane torch to heat the bolt to melt a bit the loctite . Use and impact gun if you had one, you dont need a puller it will came free

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Clockwise

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