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Just replaced the timing belt and drive belt for the second time in my 2005 Odyssey.

I forgot to apply oil to the drive belt tensioner bolt :oops:. See attached picture. What's the risk ? Do I have to take it apart to fix this ? Advice please...

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I would. It will take no longer than 30min
 
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Thanks for the response.

How big a deal is this ? What will happen if I skip this ?
Many people reported snapped bolt, some reported several bolts broke, but no one can figure out for sure why it kept happening. Either lack of lube, or improper bleeding/pumping of tensioner.
Bolt should be lubed, torqued, then tensioner must be pumped 5-6 times all the way, before belt is installed. That's from repair manual.
 
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Many people reported snapped bolt, some reported several bolts broke, but no one can figure out for sure why it kept happening. Either lack of lube, or improper bleeding/pumping of tensioner.
Bolt should be lubed, torqued, then tensioner must be pumped 5-6 times all the way, before belt is installed. That's from repair manual.
Thanks! I am convinced now!
 

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Thanks! I am convinced now!
Get new bolt, if possible. Shouldn't be too expensive.. That tensioner is tricky - bolt doesn't break right away, usually after a week or two after improper installation.
 
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Get new bolt, if possible. Shouldn't be too expensive.. That tensioner is tricky - bolt doesn't break right away, usually after a week or two after improper installation.
Honda doesn't sell bolt separately. I have to buy the tensioner assembly. I can buy it from a hardware store or AmazonTensioner Bolt. Any suggestion ?
 

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Honda doesn't sell bolt separately. I have to buy the tensioner assembly. I can buy it from a hardware store or AmazonTensioner Bolt. Any suggestion ?
Right, I forgot that bolt comes with tensioner only.. Not sure how good Amazon bolt is. Try this thread, folks were able to find bolt somewhere other than Amazon.
 
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Thanks Odyssey Owner! I went through all the posts and then some. Now I am thinking of getting new OEM tensioner for peace of mind :).
 

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You're fine.

People break the tensioner because they yank on it instead of easing on it.
Hi Ranger! How are you? What's going on in Miami? Some craziness I heard..
Back to the bolts, somehow tensioner bolt breaks off a week or two after improper installation..
To be honest, even with my engineering degree, which included mechanics of materials course, I still don't understand why this particular bolt breaks in half.. I purposely went to u-pull yard, and abused a few tensioners as hard as I could, broke off couple hexes, and that was it. Didn't break any bolts. Bolts didn't show any damage whatsoever. It should take a lot more force to break in half 12mm bolt. I think improper bleeding/pumping is the cause of breakage, more than anything else, but I can't prove it without conducting some experiments, which I can't do on my own Ody, because I have J35A6 engine in it, the one with spring loaded tensioner ( lucky me ) 😉 ))
 

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You're fine.

People break the tensioner because they yank on it instead of easing on it.
Thanks MrRangerZr1 (for this response and all your awesome videos)!

I still have to oil the bolt (take it apart, oil the bolt and put them back together). Correct ?

I am sure the bolt hole will have some oil remaining from my first installation. I am not sure if this will be enough though.
 

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Hi Ranger! How are you? What's going on in Miami? Some craziness I heard..
Back to the bolts, somehow tensioner bolt breaks off a week or two after improper installation..
To be honest, even with my engineering degree, which included mechanics of materials course, I still don't understand why this particular bolt breaks in half.. I purposely went to u-pull yard, and abused a few tensioners as hard as I could, broke off couple hexes, and that was it. Didn't break any bolts. Bolts didn't show any damage whatsoever. It should take a lot more force to break in half 12mm bolt. I think improper bleeding/pumping is the cause of breakage, more than anything else, but I can't prove it without conducting some experiments, which I can't do on my own Ody, because I have J35A6 engine in it, the one with spring loaded tensioner ( lucky me ) 😉 ))
I'm fine brother whats up

I never had one break on me.
Improper use/install causes it to break.
A6 tensioners FTW lol cheaper and easier
 

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Thanks MrRangerZr1 (for this response and all your awesome videos)!

I still have to oil the bolt (take it apart, oil the bolt and put them back together). Correct ?

I am sure the bolt hole will have some oil remaining from my first installation. I am not sure if this will be enough though.
You don't need to TBH. If it makes you sleep better, do it. I would lol
 

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Finally I got to do this. While doing it I observed little bit of oil in the rubber boot (see image). How critical is this ? It has around 95K miles. I had replaced it around 95K miles (in my first TB change project). I am thinking of replacing it. How much time I have for the replacement ? What are the symptoms that tells me "don't drive any further until this problem is fixed".

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One more thing. Van wouldn't start. Hear clicking but engine doesn't turn over. I am thinking the battery is caput (even though my trickle charger thinks it is fully charged).
 

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Clicking with a charged battery could mean an issue with the starter. Try banging the starter to see if it engages.
 
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If you just hear a single click and then nothing, I agree with kernel, but if you hear a rapid clicking, it's more likely to be the battery.
 
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