Reader Question: Austin, I have a Honda Accord and I want to know what I should torque the crank shaft bolt to. I was looking at the Alldata site you mentioned on yours, and I am not against spending the $24 a year to own it, but will it really be beneficial to me in the long run? I know how to do most repairs myself, but I don’t have any wiring diagrams or spec data…and I usually just guess at that stuff, but if I get the crank shaft wrong it could cost me my engine.
You are correct in thinking that the data in Alldata will help you in your current situation, and it will in the long run as well. If you are a shade tree mechanic, you will most certainly make the best of the data in Alldata. How many times last year did you spend working on your car, and probably guessing at a part that might fix the problem you currently are experiencing. As you know, guessing at parts is MORE expensive than $24 for the subscription that will keep you from guessing.
You will also benefit from the recall and technical service bulletin data they have and the best part is their wiring diagrams…they rock! Just incase you are reading this and are asking yourself…but will it work for my _________…yes, Alldata is my recommended auto repair manual for Chevy, Dodge, Chrysler, Nissan, Acura, Mitsubishi, Cadillac, Mercedes, Kia, BMW, Suzuki, Pontiac, Saturn, Hyundai, Lexus and Jaguar