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how do I remove the woodruff key??


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#1 '86 oopsie

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:05 PM

the crank pulley key on my '94 legacy is f-ed and i cant get it out:confused: , any ideas that would help? i'm in dire need of advice:confused:

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:33 PM

More info,what have you done to remove it ? Was your crank pulley wobbling before this?
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:46 PM

yes it was wobbling, thats why I took the pulley off. the key is whats haggard, i already have a new pulley, i'm just trying to figure out how to get the woodruff key out of the crank gear:confused:

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 08:04 PM

My dad had to get mine out, you got the timing cover on or off? my dad did if while on, he got pliers, and didnt come out, then we got a hammer and flat screw driver, and made it aim more up. Remember its shapped like a banana, so it needs to slide up and out. Then we got it aimed up enough, and pulled REAL hard came out but dropped it in the timing cover :mad: So we got a magnet that we extended in there timing case(didnt want to remove timing case to lazy i guess :P) and got it, then we got a new key for few bucks from dealer and spend a few hundred on a new pulley. Now all is good. Also remember, when you go to torque the front crank bold do it to 140FT-LBS, yet everyone is going to say thats wrong, but in my mind its right, because Subaru Canada, Subaru Of America, and my Subaru dealer said 140ft-lbs, and i did it, and it DOES NOT strip the threads. At 70ft-lbs( as stated in the haynes manual i guess) it isnt enough, and the bolt loosens over time, and then your pulley wobbles, and the key way, and the key shreads, and everyone, including me gets angry. To torque it down to 140ft-lbs i let subaru do it, because i didnt feel safe, i torqued it to 100ft-lbs(thatts all i could do with a pulley holder(thing with belt that wraps around pulley) ) so the guy did it for free, and did it right infront off my, with no issues. This is my experience, good luck!

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 08:30 PM

Again,more info-did the wobbling disfigure the shaft keeping the woodrufkey in place.From the little info i've been able to discern it sounds like things are pretty messed up,if the crank is disfigured get some professional help,otherwise try some heat and the screwdriver cold chisel trick.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 02:46 PM

thanks for all you help:headbang:

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 09:57 AM

what makes the key go bad in the first place, mine's a lil chipped but since i threw on the new pully/balancer the belts haven't flown off

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 02:43 PM

when i got the car, the previous owner had not tightened the pulley down good enough, so it wobbled to the point that it mushroomed the key and completly F-ED the pulley


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