A friend is helping me change the timing belt on my 2003 Acura TL 3.2. Yes, I paid for the beer!!!
We've successfully removed the upper timing belt covers, drive belt, and serpentine belt.
We're following instructions in a Hayne's manual. As many of you know, these manuals have a lot of information, but often times they leave out key information.
As you may know, the timing belt goes around three gears. There are the two on top that we have no problem accessing. The third one on the bottom requires the removed of a 19mm bolt. If I'm not mistaken, this is called the "crankshaft bolt". After destroying one of our socket wrenches by trying to remove this bolt, we went to the shop and purchased a long socket wrench with 1/2 inch drive. Even still, the bolt won't budge. When I crank that bolt as hard as I can, I can feel the weight of the entire engine shifting.
I feel like I'm going about this wrong. Can I use something like liquid wrench or PB Blaster to loosen this bolt? I know that I'm royally **ed if the bolt comes off while I'm driving, so I don't want to do anything that might screw it up. Please advice me about the crankshaft bolt.