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Crank Pully removal
Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:06 PM
Posted 08 September 2005 - 12:32 AM
Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:47 AM
first, remove the intake assembly, then below that on the bell housing will be a little rubber cober for the timing marks basically. pop that off nd wedge a flat head screw driver between the teeth of the ring gear and hte block. basically, stick the screw drver in there and start to turn the bolt, eventually it will catch and lock it in place./
Use a STRONG screw driver.
Done that before and also used braker bar to remove the bolt (piece of cake)
Here's 2 pictures during the proccess.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 06:46 AM
then use a large breaker bar or pipe over your ratchet to break the bolt loose. nothing special, it's just on there really tight. use a breaker bar.
a really simple way to do it that requires nothing is to let the socket hang on the crank pulley and then crank the motor over with the starter (turn the key), but make sure the car doesn't start (disconnect the plug wires from the coil pack). the socket will spin around until it hits the motor mount and when it contacts the motor mount the bolt will loosen. make sure the socket is long enough and will contact the motor mount by turning it by hand first. i've gotten this to work everytime i didn't have a breaker bar handy. so long as you're competent and know what you're doing it takes about 19 seconds to get the bolt loose this way.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:53 AM
a really simple way to do it that requires nothing is to let the socket hang on the crank pulley and then crank the motor over with the starter (turn the key.
I know it seems obvious, but make sure no one is near the front of the car when you are doing this. . . . . . . or buy and impact wrench. They will pay for themselves within a few jobs where you might have sheared a bolt head off by cranking with a ratchet.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:18 AM
the cranking the car over with a long breaker in the bolt works really well tohugh.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:32 PM
Just make sure that your engine spins clockwise..
Disconnect your plug wires so it cannot start..
Put the biggest breaker bar and the proper socket on the crank bolt and wedge it into the frame rotated as far clockwise as it can go.. Then use the starter to bust it loose. Just a quick pop with the key is all it takes.
I have successfully used this on my suby, my sons acura and an old chrysler..
Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:36 PM
(1) A 3/4" or 1/2" Impact Wrench will take if off in a jiffy.
(2) Or you can secure the pully with a chain vice grip. This is a handy tool that has a bicycle chain instead of a plier nose. You wrap the chain around the socket and close the vice grip. This works well if you cannot afford an impact wrench.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:11 PM
The pulley, however, was bonded to the crankshaft. It took a lot of PB Blaster, prying, and swearing to get it off. Before I renstalled it, I gave it a quick polish with some steel wool and a little anti-sieze compound.
Posted 09 September 2005 - 05:37 PM
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