Unheard of timing belt issue
On the one hand, I say God smiled upon me and I dodged a bullet. On the other, what a huge pain. So, last September, I did a water pump/timing belt job on my wife's '04 MDX. A couple of months later, we started to hear a tapping sound, but I couldn't pinpoint it. Then, this last weekend, I took my old man and my boys 200 miles out into the west desert of Utah to dig for topaz. Fun was had by all. Fast forward to us getting home, all without any incident, and I go out to hang with my brother for a while.
About 11pm, I get a frantic call from the wife that I broke her car. I get home and sure enough, there is a very loud banging sound when I start the engine. It runs, but when my boy tried to drive it, it died immediately upon going into gear.
Random luck on YouTube directed me to check the relatively new timing belt tensioner and sure enough, it's gone south. So, come Monday I get the part and start tearing things down to be able to replace the tensioner. I get the covers off and the timing belt is shredded and the tensioner pulley FALLS OFF! The bolt holding the pulley in place had sheared clean off right where it contacts the water pump. Since said bolt only connects to the water pump, instead of going through and into the motor, pulling the water pump allowed me to get it out. Now, I'm trying to find that stupid bolt! Aside from spending a couple hours in the salvage yard pulling the junker apart to get one there, does anybody know where I can find one? Searching Amazon, Google, eBay, etc, etc, etc has been fruitless.
Any help would be appreciated.