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Ď96 Hyundai Elantra, Changing the Timing Belt

Q: 
I intend to change the timing belt on my Ď96 Hyundai Elantra. To access the timing belt I need to remove the crankshaft pulley. Is the nut securing the crankshaft pulley a left hand screw?

A: Iím willing to bet coffee the reason youíre asking which way that bolt turns is because you tried but couldnít get it to back off, itís in there really tight! The bolt has a right handed thread and the old rule of left loosey applies. To make life easier on yourself, see if you can pay an area shop to loosen the bolt for you with an impact wrench and only lightly tighten it. With that problem out of the way you can then change your timing belt. When done donít forget to properly tighten the bolt, you wouldnít want it to loosen up.

 
     
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