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Timing belt idler bearing diagnosis EJ22
Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:37 AM
Posted 10 February 2011 - 11:09 AM
I don't know if this would work on Subaru balancers or not but I keep a few old serpentine belts around for use as a strap wrench. Wind the belt around the grooves on the pulley 2 or 3 turns (the belt will fold over on itself - use an old belt) and hook it around the nearest thing that will hold it. Reverse to install. Sorry if I am way off base here. Obviously be careful of 2 part balancers so you don't twist the outer ring.
I did this too with a chain-wrench when I did my timing belt. Worked like a charm.
Posted 10 February 2011 - 12:24 PM
Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:53 PM
you probably have a bad idler maybe a bad water pump, buy the ebay kit and read up on the job. maybe print out some of the better descriptions and have at it.
the challenge will be if you get out there and don't have a tool you need.
drive it home and then go back and do it right.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:02 PM
the flex plate bolts usually. there isn't a lot of room in there and there are 4 flex plate to torque converter bolts. the screw driver should catch on the bolt or the contours of the flex plate at the bolt.
the ej22 flex plate has a smaller diameter than the ej25 but you should still be able to find a ''catch''. any catch will do. see below and find a ''catch''. this pic even shows a screwdriver in the hole.
(thanks, google images)
how to remove a bent screwdriver in flywheel access hole?
I used the "jam the flywheel method" to get the crank pulley off by inserting a metal rod into the flywheel access hole. The engine was later started up while the rod was still in the flywheel access hole (resulting in a loud scraping noise while the engine was running), and now that rod is bent and will not come out of the access hole. Is there any way to get that bent rod back out of the access hole?
Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:47 PM
No good thoughts.
Only current thought is to pull eng/trans together.
Could try and cutoff rod and jhope that when it falls in that you can spin the flexplate and get all 4 bolts out. Or that it'll fall out the bottom where that stupid cover plate is supposed to go. But it it jambs you're screwed.
If you end up needing a flexplate I have some.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:34 PM
Can anyone think of any downside into drilling into the flywheel housing (which obviously contains no fluids) to make the access hole larger?
(From the photo displayed above, it appears that drilling just ABOVE the access hole would not work out at all well.)
Edited by jefrino, 04 September 2012 - 10:06 AM.
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