Left wrench on crank pulley and then tried to start car after timing belt

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4 months 1 week ago #203072 by Fredmiller
I just finished changing the timing belt on my 2000 Honda Civic DX, following Erics youtube tutorials. However, after I finished I forgot to remove my wrench I had been using to turn the crank before firing up the car. Needless to say, it did not go well haha. Luckily, it was a torque wrench not a breaker bar, and it war set up to tighten the bolt, so when the engine turned counter clockwise it hit the control arm and undid that crank bolt instead of freezing up the engine. I checked timing, and retightened that bolt, but now the engine wont start. It turns of over, but very slowly. I know Eric mentions in his video to avoid this scenario, but now that Im here Im not sure what my next step is. Anyone else have this happen?

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