Hey everyone, hoping someone might have some advice, as I've been a googling fool for the last few days. I have a 1990 Subaru legacy which has been overheating... we replaced radiator, did fine for a while, then started overheating... started by replacing thermostat, didn't do it, assuming it must be the water pump then... decided to replace water pump and do timing belt while we're in there... so started to tear everything out that we need to so we can get to water pump, and we're stuck at the crank shaft pulley/harmonic balancer.
We secured the pulley with a tie down, so it wasn't budging, and went the bolt with a breaker bar... NOTHING, no movement of the bolt, that sucker is ON THERE... problem is, the center of the pulley, wants to budge when we crank on the bolt. I'm assuming this means there's a problem with the pulley itself, but right now just want to get it off, and replace that if need be. I was told the center should not budge if the outside is locked down, or the rubber in the center is bad. Either way, I need to get that bolt off, and I'm at loss of how to do so... we were cranking on it big time... nothing. Any advice??? Not sure if we should try to find way to hold the center still, or if there's a tool to use for that? Can't find anything online for it. HELP!
Any info is appreciated!!!