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Old 04-14-2002, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Underdrive Pulley Install Help quick

I have all my belts off and car is ready for me to take off my pulley. Instructions say to use proper tool to hold my flywheel from moving. I tried searching, but search isn't working. I have an automatic, so I can't just put it in gear and have a friend hold teh brakes, we tried that any just to be sure. I called all kinds of places and no one knows what to do, or what i am talking about. Any ideas? What tool of how exactly I hold the flywheel from moving?
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Old 04-14-2002, 03:57 PM   #2
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Take out the starter and put a prybar in between the teeth of the flywheel gears.

That should hold it while you get the main bolt loosened.

You will have to do the same to get the bolt back on
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Old 04-14-2002, 04:30 PM   #3
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See if craftsman or rigid tools has a "grip wrench" type tool largenough for the crank pully
it is like a renforced rubber belt with a handle that you can wrap around the pully

good luck
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Old 04-14-2002, 04:58 PM   #4
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I used a "chain wrench" basically its grips the pulley nice, have a buddy help you out though, that bolt was on there real tight hope it help and good luck
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Old 04-14-2002, 06:43 PM   #5
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I didnt have subarus crankshaft pulley tool so I also ued a chain wrench. I put some shop rags around the pulley though so i didnt tear apart my crankshaft pulley. Its on there really tight (160 ft.lbs??? something like that) so you may need help.
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Old 04-15-2002, 05:54 AM   #6
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Get a long breaker bar w/ proper size socket, put it on the nut holding the pulley with the end of the bar resting (as close as possible) on the ground (through your engine compartment). It has to be resting on the ground on the correct side... the side that, if the crank shaft were to turn, the bar would be turned into the ground, not up into the air. Now, tap the starter! Your starter will do all the work breaking the nut loose. You may want to disconnect your engine coils so it doesn't accidently start up.

To put the new one on, you'll need a strap wrench. That stock nut is on there sooooooooo tight though, that you probably wont be able to get it off with a breaker bar and strap wrench (you can't get enough torque on that strap wrench to do it)... but you can put the new one on w/ it.

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Here is what I have done in the past. It is almost like JSiwek's idea. I put a breaker bar on the bolt and then place the bar next to the air conditioner compressor pulley. My friend gives the starter a blip, and the bolt is loosened. To effectively tighten, you will probably have to have some sort of chain wrench to wrap around the pulley.

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