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Stuck Crankshaft Pulley

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#1 paulbellefeuille


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Posted 27 February 2005 - 10:33 AM

I'm in the midst of replacing the timing belt on my '91 Legacy and can't get past removing the crankshaft pulley! I'm using a breaker bar and chain wrench as suggested by the Haynes manual and it's a bear..(insert cuss word here) to remove..
Any help out there would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 12:11 PM

Put the breaker bar over on the battery side frame and hit the starter a couple of times. That will break it loose! Works great and you can do it with one hand.

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 01:34 PM

Put the breaker bar over on the battery side frame and hit the starter a couple of times. That will break it loose! Works great and you can do it with one hand.

NO! Do NOTdo this!!! Have you ever seen a breaker bar slip off a nut while this procedure was being implemented? A buddy of mine ducked out of the way just in time as the breaker bar went through the wood side of the garage they were working in. . . Just missed his head. If you need more torque, you can put a pipe on the end of the breaker bar for more leverage, but a penetrating oil will probably be needed as well.

#4 Legacy777



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Posted 27 February 2005 - 06:13 PM

Again....don't do the starter thing.

There is an access panel on the bell housing. You can stick a pry bar or something down there and catch one of the openings on the back of the flex plate, which will keep the engine from turning over.

Here's a pic

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 07:09 PM

Yes, a large screw driver in the bell housing access hole works great. If you have a scrap length of pipe to make your breaker bar longer, that helps a great deal too.

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