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Old 08-22-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Crank Gear Removal, Please help

I cant figure out how to get the crank gear off. I need to replace the oil pump housing gasket becasue it is leaking, and also replace to crank seal while im at it.

How do I take off the crank gear? Are there any other little surprises waiting after that?

I tried a three prong puller.... I couldnt get the prongs behind the crank gear.
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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Common somebody????????
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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If you already took the bolt off, mine was hard too but a little bit of banging with a piece of wood worked.

Hope this helps man
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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If you already took the bolt off, mine was hard too but a little bit of banging with a piece of wood worked.

Hope this helps man
Seriously? Does it slid off the shaft or what? I dont know how its supposed to come off, or what each piece looks like or how they go together or anything? I dont like to bang on parts that are so crucial to the engine working properly unless I know for sure it isnt going to hurt it.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:13 PM   #5
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Default Crank Gear

What ever you do, don't break the timing ears on the crank sprocket by prying on it. The crank sensor uses those ears to determine the revolutions of the crank. Broken timing ears equals no start. Spray some brake cleaner and let it soak for about 15 minutes and give it a shot. If that doesn't work, try PB Blaster. You can try to impact the crank gear with a hammer and block of wood, as mentioned above, but be careful.

Yes, it should slide right off the key.

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Old 08-22-2006, 07:45 PM   #6
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Crank gear or crank pulley? One has accessory belts riding on it, the second (respectively) has a toothed timing belt.

Either one, I imagine lightly tapping the face of it (on either side of the crank) could help break it loose if it is stuck. The pulley would take more of a tapping then the gear, though.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:21 PM   #7
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i think hes talking about the gear. what i did was pry the gear a little bit away from the crank. then i tapped down on the gear w/ a brass hammer and pulled up and out on the gear with my other hand. slid right off.


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Old 08-22-2006, 09:04 PM   #8
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Try warming up the sprocket with a torch or heat gun.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:46 AM   #9
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Well I took it off last night.............sigh............ I had a lot of trouble getting that damn thing off, it took my like 2 hours. I first tried pounding on it... nothing... I sprayed it with pblast like every 15 min. I tried to get a 3 prong puller on it, I got two of the 3 prongs secured on it and started pulling. then I snapped off one of the timing ears ... then I figured well I dont have to worry about breaking another off. so I turned it slightly and secured it to the next one over. snap off came the other So then I used a screw driver and a hammer to try and pry the thing off... still using pblast every 15 min or so to try and get it to slide off easier. that didnt do much so I put one claw hammer end between the gear and the housing and with another I started pounding on the hammer to wedge it apart, after about 30min of doing that I finally got the damn thing off

so now I have to go to the dealership and order a new timing gear and maybe a new timing cover and rubber gaskets.

The reason it was so damn hard is the crank shaft was rusted to the crank gear. I will clean it up real good and lube it with oil or something when I put it back on.
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:02 PM   #10
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Cross reference the part number between a couple years. I'm pretty sure they are the same part for every EJ motor.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:11 PM   #11
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I got crank gear, they had it in stock for $36

I also needed a new idler pully $70
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Old 08-24-2006, 01:33 PM   #12
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I got crank gear, they had it in stock for $36
That's bizzare..
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That's bizzare..
I KNOW HUH But I still felt like dancin when I heard that
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