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On my 2012 Honda Accord V6 I made a huge mistake. While trying to change the timing belt I turned the crank shaft with the key out that connects it to the timing belt pulley. Once I realized the cams were not turning I discovered my mistake and honestly I panicked. I continued to turn the crank around to where I could put they key back in (360 degrees) then I turned it another probably 45 degrees so that #1 cylinder is at TDC. After my heart stopped pounding and I caught my breath I realized that a) I might be screwed anyway or b) I’m at least out of phase because the crank shaft turns twice for every one turn of the cam shafts if I am understanding things correctly. I’ve gotten differing advise. One person said that I’m fine just turn the engine through to TDC again to see if there’s any resistance. My local mechanic said turn the crank backwards 360 degrees and cross my fingers. I know this is an interference engine and if I did get lucky and not tear anything up my cylinders are in a different place now so the 2nd idea sounds risky. So HELP! Anybody got any ideas?
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