Removing the long serpentine belt on the Honday CRV is a little tricky as first the tension must be removed and the tensioner is waaay down on the side of the engine, very close to the inner wing. In other words there is not a lot of room down there.
Rather than buy the special Honda tool, (because we are not that kind of guy are we?) I figured that it would be simple enough to cut down a spare 14mm socket and weld it onto a metal bar, 600mm (2') of 13mm (half inch) re-bar in this case.
Dress up and shape the welds afterwards and it works a dream. The re-bar is also easy enough to bend if you need to put a small crank in it to reach this very awkward bolt.
I was even brave enough to start the motor with this tool in place and with the engine ticking over I eased ever so slightly on the tensioner pulley and bingo the noise disappeared, so it is definitely something that the belt drives and there is only the water pump left.....
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