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Product Update: Drive Belt Auto-Tensioner Pivot Bolt Replacement

BACKGROUND

The current routing of the engine drive belt creates extra force on the drive belt auto-tensioner. In rare cases, this extra force could break the auto-tensioner pivot bolt, causing an engine noise or a loss of power steering.

VEHICLES AFFECTED
2006 Civic 2-Door:
From VIN 2HGFG1...6H500089 thru 2HGFG1...6H546702

2006 Civic 4-Door:
From VIN 1HGFA1...6L000001 thru 1HGFA1...6L082601
From VIN 2HGFA1...6H500011 thru 2HGFA1...6H517147
From VIN JHMFA1...6S000039 thru JHMFA1...6S014045

2006 Civic GX:
From VIN 1HGFA4...6L000001 thru 1HGFA4...6L000026

CORRECTIVE ACTION
Replace the auto-tensioner pivot bolt, and reroute the drive belt. On vehicles with A/C, install a new drive belt.
 

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Do you have a scan of the tsb? I have lightweight NST pulleys, so I need to know what length belt they'll need.
 

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had a problem with my car 2006 honda civic lx as i was driving i heard this loud squeal and smoke coming from my engine i had to get this towed to honda to get them to fix it. Have your cars checked out before you run into the same problem as i did.
 

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Just got my notice Friday - going to the dealer this Thursday. 2006 LX sedan.
 

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Why would they post a TSB for out of warranty cars? I got my 06 sedan in december of 05 and it has waaaay more than 36k miles on it.

The big question is: will they still replace this bolt (and other parts) even thought I have lightweight NST pulleys?
 

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had a problem with my car 2006 honda civic lx as i was driving i heard this loud squeal and smoke coming from my engine i had to get this towed to honda to get them to fix it. Have your cars checked out before you run into the same problem as i did.

whops didnt really read the whole thread sorry :hiding:
 

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Had this replaced about two weeks ago and odd sound upon starting

I had this recall service performed about two weeks ago and yesterday immediately upon starting, I hear a sound that sounds like something spinning and metalic rubbing against something. My car sits (and always has) parked on a moderate slope, and it appears that when I get on level group and start after a day at work on level ground, I do not hear this somewhat of a grinding sound. I absolutely never heard this before the recall service. After starting, it continues until I back out onto the level street. I love the car, and fear that something may have been performed incorrectly during the service.

Some other items that I often see people ask about on here, gas tank is at least 90% full, the service was performed during VERY HOT weather 95 degrees or so, and now we have cooled to about 80 degrees for a few days.
 

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I had this recall service performed about two weeks ago and yesterday immediately upon starting, I hear a sound that sounds like something spinning and metalic rubbing against something. My car sits (and always has) parked on a moderate slope, and it appears that when I get on level group and start after a day at work on level ground, I do not hear this somewhat of a grinding sound. I absolutely never heard this before the recall service. After starting, it continues until I back out onto the level street. I love the car, and fear that something may have been performed incorrectly during the service.

Some other items that I often see people ask about on here, gas tank is at least 90% full, the service was performed during VERY HOT weather 95 degrees or so, and now we have cooled to about 80 degrees for a few days.
I get the same thing currently and I haven't had the service yet. I find when I top off my oil it goes away, or when the car warms up. Try it and report back :)

PS - Has anyone figured out what length the belt needs to be for us with the NST pulley kit to execute this TSB?
 

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I didn't get any letter nor any kit and my car's warraty has expired July 2009, but it's included in the "vehicles affected" list. Any chance you guys know the part number of the belt and its length (with A/C)? I might just try looking for the belt and replace it myself. Or should I insist on having it replaced by my dealer for free? Thanks in advance!
 

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I didn't get any letter nor any kit and my car's warraty has expired July 2009, but it's included in the "vehicles affected" list. Any chance you guys know the part number of the belt and its length (with A/C)? I might just try looking for the belt and replace it myself. Or should I insist on having it replaced by my dealer for free? Thanks in advance!
NOTE: This product update ends on January 30, 2012. After that, any applicable warranty would apply.

You have until 01/30/2012 to have this product update performed on your car without having to pay for it. So, take it into the dealer and speak to the service adviser to see if your vehicle has one of the eligible VIN's.
 

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So this is 2010...and this is something that affects just 2006 cars...so doesn't that mean they changed something for 2007 (thus, knowing something was wrong?..unless they like changing parts for the sake of changing parts)...
 
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