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Old 12-15-2002, 02:25 AM   #1
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Question Removing Crankshaft Pulley???

Just wondering on the EJ20, when you remove the crankshaft pulley/ balancer do you turn the bolt clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Any tips to make removal easier?

How tight do you have to tighten it? 240 ft lbs. ?

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Old 12-15-2002, 02:50 AM   #2
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You need a second hand. Have your friend apply a brake while the gear is in 5th gear. You need to unbolt it as you would normally unbolt any bolts. I think you would need 22mm socket and a very long breaker bar.
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Old 12-15-2002, 03:10 AM   #3
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turn it counter clockwise and re-torque to 94 ftlbs I think not 240
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Old 12-15-2002, 03:42 AM   #4
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How do you stop the crank from turning???
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Old 12-15-2002, 07:40 AM   #5
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How do you stop the crank from turning???
You need a second hand. Have your friend apply a brake while the gear is in 5th gear. You need to unbolt it as you would normally unbolt any bolts. I think you would need 22mm socket and a very long breaker bar.

from a couple of post above...look..
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Old 12-15-2002, 11:04 AM   #6
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You can also try 3rd gear. Mine was on TIGHT from the factory and would have too much play while the car was in 5th gear. When it was put in 3rd, worked like a champ.

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Old 12-15-2002, 11:35 AM   #7
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Just to reinforce 90-95 ft-lbs.

Make sure you have a torque wrench..if you overtorque the crank pully bolt, you will stretch it, if it shears it is a real nightmare to remove and replace, also overtorquing can cause premature bearing wear.

This is one of those installs where you need to use professional tools.

BTW, you can borrow a torque wrench from autozone for free, just leave a refundable deposit!!
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Old 12-15-2002, 12:00 PM   #8
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Make sure you don't lose the key when you take the crank pulley off.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:33 AM   #9
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what will happen if u turn the crank anti clockwise if the car is not in gear and the breke is off
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:40 AM   #10
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what will happen if u turn the crank anti clockwise if the car is not in gear and the breke is off
its not good because you run the risk of the timing belt skipping teeth i think especially if the belt guides arent in their correct place. i wouldnt recommend it. FSM states the crank pulley is 94 ft lbs.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:50 AM   #11
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there IS an easy way to get the bolt lose...it really isnt recommended..but it takes all of about 10 seconds

if ya get the socket/breaker bar on the bolt....and laythe breaker bar over across the front so the handle is resting on the frame where the battery mount is
and ya take the 'IGN' fuse out(i dont but..... ) and ya give the key just ONE lil bump...as in ONE short sharp shock, dig it????

the starter will spin the motor...the breaker bar will keep the bolt from spinning and the bolt will break free and you can just spin it right out, thank you very much

DO THIS AT YOU OWN RISK AND DONT COME TO ME CRYIN IF YA **** IT UP AND BREAK $OMETING EXPEN$IVE

i didnt come up with this but it DOES work...done it more than once

AND DO NOT LOSE THE WODRUFF KEY
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:15 AM   #12
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That's exactly how you open crank pulley bolts. You gotta know what you are doing and the bar locked properly otherwise you'll damage things unnecessarily! If you not sure, please don't try!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:19 AM   #13
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there IS an easy way to get the bolt lose...it really isnt recommended..but it takes all of about 10 seconds

if ya get the socket/breaker bar on the bolt....and laythe breaker bar over across the front so the handle is resting on the frame where the battery mount is
and ya take the 'IGN' fuse out(i dont but..... ) and ya give the key just ONE lil bump...as in ONE short sharp shock, dig it????

the starter will spin the motor...the breaker bar will keep the bolt from spinning and the bolt will break free and you can just spin it right out, thank you very much

DO THIS AT YOU OWN RISK AND DONT COME TO ME CRYIN IF YA **** IT UP AND BREAK $OMETING EXPEN$IVE

i didnt come up with this but it DOES work...done it more than once

AND DO NOT LOSE THE WODRUFF KEY
thats exactly how i got the pully off my engine and off my 2001 Xterra when i did the timing belt on it as well. works like a charm. if you dont want to use a frame rail, the ground works too.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:36 PM   #14
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I third the starter-bump method. Scary, but effective.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:16 PM   #15
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I third the starter-bump method. Scary, but effective.
I 4th it. I have done this dozens of times with many different types of vehicles and have never ran into any problems with this method. Just don't be stupid about it and it really is just one quick bump.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:42 PM   #16
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I fourth it. I've done it at least 100 times on all different makes. Never an issue. Do pull the ignition fuse though. Takes a moment and its a safety thing
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:31 AM   #17
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LOL thats crazy. I wish I would of done that when I did mine. I was sweating bullets and I was in my Navy uniforum at a Auto Hobby Shop on a Marine base. Felt like they were all stareing at me trying to get it off with a breaker bar.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:27 AM   #18
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i actually DID see one TOTAL moron get it wrong....he 'calculated' the wrong direction of rotation and put the bar on the wrong side.....after i tried to 'splain him that it was WRONG and even showed him...

then he got mad at me because he said i tricked him into doing it wrong

the kid later ended up burning the car to the ground....
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:15 AM   #19
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Hi Now I'm rebuilding my ej20 turbo 2000 wrx spec torque for head bolts, cam and bearing caps like everything that you can think of now my engine is completely stripped and im about to put it back on and i need all torque spec please help this is emergency thank you
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #20
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what will happen if u turn the crank anti clockwise if the car is not in gear and the breke is off
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its not good because you run the risk of the timing belt skipping teeth i think especially if the belt guides arent in their correct place. i wouldnt recommend it. FSM states the crank pulley is 94 ft lbs.
huh? I think you will just turn the engine over backwards and accomplish nothing. No reason for the belt to skip in that situation.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #21
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i actually DID see one TOTAL moron get it wrong....he 'calculated' the wrong direction of rotation and put the bar on the wrong side.....after i tried to 'splain him that it was WRONG and even showed him...

then he got mad at me because he said i tricked him into doing it wrong

the kid later ended up burning the car to the ground....
Was his name Kyle?
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Was his name Kyle?
dunno...dont remember....mighta been

kid was a serious nut job...went through 3 or 4 cars in a year or 2 and lost track of him...kid was whack
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:41 PM   #23
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huh? I think you will just turn the engine over backwards and accomplish nothing. No reason for the belt to skip in that situation.
pretty sure it wont necessarily ruin the engine and it can be done, but ive always been assured not to do it fast or often as tooth skipping can occur. i wouldnt recommend it. i think it has to do with the direction the engine was designed to turn vs the slack in the belt turning the wrong direction could create in turn possibly skipping teeth. hence why there are belt guides to try to prevent this.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:33 AM   #24
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I have my ej253 block sitting on a pallet in my garage, how can I break the crank pulley bolt loose? I can turn the crank by hand so I would imagine it will be a serious pita trying to take this thing out. Any suggestions would be great.
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I have my ej253 block sitting on a pallet in my garage, how can I break the crank pulley bolt loose? I can turn the crank by hand so I would imagine it will be a serious pita trying to take this thing out. Any suggestions would be great.
Use something to hold the flywheel in place
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