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crank shaft pulley bolt

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#1 subyfreak


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Posted 23 November 2005 - 04:53 AM

any one have any tips for removing the crank pulley bolt? I have tried using a impact wrench and a socket wrench with a breaker bar on the bolt with a open end wrench on the fly wheel to torque converter bolt to keep the engine from turning over. I keep snapping wrenches. If I keep this up Sears will ban me from returning broken tools!:banghead: I am pulling the crank pulley to change the timing belts. Any tips for this first timer? I have a Chiltons manual but would like some ideas from fellow Subaru owners. Thanks for the help!!!:)

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 06:16 AM

Take out the startmotor , and put in the teeth some breaker bar.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 10:03 AM

I use a long pry bar against the flywheel teeth to hold it in place. I've heard of people putting the wrench on the bolt and then bumping the starter, but I've never done it myself. If you decide to try it, I'd pull the coil wire first.

#4 azsubaru


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Posted 23 November 2005 - 10:41 AM

I use the starter bumping method and it works ok for me.

I learned this next method here on the board, and it works good for when you have to tighten it again, too. Feed a length of rope - maybe 6-10 feet or so - down into one of the cylinders. After that piston comes up, it will lock the engine. Make sure to leave a couple more feet sticking out so you don't lose it!

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 11:05 AM

I use a screwdriver in the ring gear teeth through the timing mark hole. Sounds like your bolt is severely over-torqued. Good luck.

#6 MudisFun


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Posted 23 November 2005 - 11:10 AM

Breaker bar wrapped in a a couple of rags against the frame, bump the starter. Works every time!

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