1. I pull the radiator to get room, put cardboard or 1/4 plywood panel to protect the A/C condensor and your hands from scraps
2. to get the crankshaft pulley off (there is no rooom for a impact wrench) you have two choices.
a. lock the brake, put in fifth gear, and use breaker bar on socket. this often just tensions the entire drive chain with little results (other than slipping and breaking skin)
b. Disconnect the low lension input to the spark [plug coil, this is to prevent the engine from starting, when you blip the starter, after mounting the breaker bar. the breaker bar should be horizontal, the handle resting on a 4x4 or jack stand, with the handle pointed to the drivers fender. be sure the socket/breaker bar is well seated on the crankshaft bolt. When this is assembled, then a quick. less than one second blip as if attmpting to start, will losen the bolt. This is using the start as the impaact wrench.
DO NOT pry on the tabs of the sproket to remove it. or the Flanges. THEY WILL Break. I have had success in removal by gently wiggling at with fingers at 180 degrees on the flange. otherwise follow the advise on tapping and removal in the other post
Edited by swansorl, 12 February 2013 - 10:23 PM.