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Old 11-17-2010, 03:58 PM
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crank pulley removal tool 0, crank pulley bolt 1 touche

so yeah. trying to remove my cam and crank sensors on my spare engine, i got stuck at the crank pulley part. this thing does not want to loosen!






so i'm guessing i'll just buy new sensors. grrrr. considering i have a UR pulley on the engine in my car and it hasn't been on very long, it shouldn't be too hard to remove. just thought i'd show you something funny.
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I had to torch it to nearly red hot and then use a six foot pipe on my breaker bar to get it loose. Some guys use a 3/4 impact gun, others use the starter motor method.
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AutoZone is gonna have your ass!
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I had to torch it to nearly red hot and then use a six foot pipe on my breaker bar to get it loose. Some guys use a 3/4 impact gun, others use the starter motor method.
never heard of the torch method. i used my floor jack handle (i think it's 4ft long) i have a compressor but no impact guns. no starter method here, this is a spare engine that sits in my back yard.

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haha, it's mine. i paid $30 on ebay for it. it worked at least once on my j32a2 engine. the second time around it got warped
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6 foot breaker bar will be better...and maybe some PB blaster as it's been sitting, no?
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At the factory these are held on with big torque AND locktite.....torch melts the locktite.
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jeeeeezzzzzzzz im jus takin it to a shop.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:32 AM
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i could always load the engine on the truck and take it to a shop haha. but i've already ordered the parts
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:32 AM
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Do you think that's just because it's a cheap ebay one? Those tools are really solid. I have one that I paid ~70.00 for and it's done the job again and again.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:31 AM
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The tool looks soft to me. The arm looks long, and it doesnt look like a molded tool. The other brands are made of harden steel or cast iron, either work or break, they dont bend.
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Do you think that's just because it's a cheap ebay one? Those tools are really solid. I have one that I paid ~70.00 for and it's done the job again and again.
that's what i was thinking. it did the job for my a2 engine when i changed the timing belt on it and replaced with a UR crank pulley, but this next one got me.

once this project is finished i'll be looking into better tools, but then again, i have no garage yet, so that'll have to wait.
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argh...so I'm in a bind. I've got everything I need to do my timing belt, but cannot get this crank pulley off. I have the UR pulley, so the Honda tool won't work. Any idea how to get it off? I can't seem to get anything to hold the flywheel through the inspection port, and 6mt in gear and brakes applied won't hold the crank either. any ideas?
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ill be trying out my new harbor freight 3/4 inch, 950 ft/lb impact wrench on this crank pulley bolt with in the next week or two. ITEM # 66984 on harbor freight's website. It has a ton of TQ, breaks lug nuts off in one impact cycle, cheap too.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:27 PM
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Use the Starting method: crank with the car key, and turn it off immediately. You will need to have an impact gun to tighten it. its only 50 bucks at HF.
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Cranking works

The crank method worked great for me, but you need to be VERY careful to confirm that everything is in place and to only turn on the ignition for a sec.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:56 AM
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jeeeeezzzzzzzz im jus takin it to a shop.

My local dealer did the pulley/ belts for $100.

Well worth it, IMO.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Black-Balled View Post
My local dealer did the pulley/ belts for $100.

Well worth it, IMO.
originally i was going to do this but i was convinced by several members that its worth the learning experience and saving the money. yea i paid bout 20 sumthin for a BIG craftsman wrench to do the job, and if it breaks, it will be replaced for free cuz craftsman has that whole warranty thing. plus i enjoy the occasional challenge.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:03 PM
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correct me if I'm wrong, craftsman lifetime warranty is only good for handtools.
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i believe you are correct. but i got a bigggg socket wrench. it doesn't ratchet or anything, its just one big solid piece. so if it bends or breaks or w/e while doing this im not too worried. plus i had a little leftover on a sears giftcard so it ended up being only 20 sumthin.
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main thing going thru my head tho is the starter motor. has anyone ever experienced any damage or explosion or sumthin crazy happening to it? yea explosion may be a little exaggerated but you get my point.
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Removed mine easy with the gun (CP) but then maybe it had already been removed in the past...
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Something similar happened to my TL at about 200k miles. The started had died.
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Impressive! I should collect my broken tools from my failed attempt at doing this over the past weekend. Broke a few impact sockets, a breaker bar (at the socket joint), the cheater bar, a few extensions.
Heating it didn't work, 1200ft/lb 1/2" drive impact did nothing, 1500ft/lb 3/4" did nothing either. Starter trick didn't work, cheater bar + breaker bar just broke tools, soaking in PB Blaster and torching it all day didn't help either.
We didn't get the bolt red-hot, but I may try doing that later. We decided that after 7 hours of working on the one bolt, that it's torqued on with the will of god himself and that we had no business removing it, LOL

Any other trips from my fellows here on getting that bolt off?
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Try heating the pulley...It's common to presume heating the bolt, but heating the bolt will make it more difficult to remove as it acts similar to a cylinder which will expand as temperatures increase. After you heated the pulley, perhaps try hitting the BOLT with some freezing spray, then immediately try to remove...
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Originally Posted by whitetiger5 View Post
Try heating the pulley...It's common to presume heating the bolt, but heating the bolt will make it more difficult to remove as it acts similar to a cylinder which will expand as temperatures increase. After you heated the pulley, perhaps try hitting the BOLT with some freezing spray, then immediately try to remove...
Now there's an idea! Good thinking. My belt looks fine and this was moreso preventative maintenance due to mileage, but I'll give that a shot later this summer when I can afford to take this car apart again. Thanks!
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