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#1 chestatee

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:28 AM

I am unable to break lose the crank pulley bolt on my 96 outback 2.2 with my 3/4 breaker bar. My ? is to make sure the bolt loosens by turning counterclockwise when facing the engine?

Thanks for your time

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:10 AM

I am unable to break lose the crank pulley bolt on my 96 outback 2.2 with my 3/4 breaker bar. My ? is to make sure the bolt loosens by turning counterclockwise when facing the engine?

Thanks for your time

Michael


yes, counter clockwise as you look at it .
if it is a manual trans you can put it in gear with the wheels on the ground.

or you can use the engine bump method. put the socket / breaker bar on the bolt and brace it against the frame of the car next to the battery. then bump the starter, it should break loose.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:20 AM

I'm assuming you meant 3/8 breaker bar and you really need to use a 36" long 1/2 breaker. That will give you the leverage to break it loose.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:22 AM

+1 the "bump the starter" method sounds dubious, but it works really well. Just make sure your breaker bar is securely wedged.

Also, IMPORTANT! There is a revised torque setting for the bolt when you're tightening it. I don't remember what it is, but it's important to torque it more than the spec in the Haynes manual or the pulley may work loose and gack up the keyway for the woodruff key. Do a search here and I bet you can find some suggested torque settings.




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