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Old 12-07-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default Crank pulley blew up.... WTF

Started my car this morning and half of my crank pulley blew off and smashed into the hood then the ground. I was like WTF! Turned the car off to take a look.

Would any internal damage happen on my 04 RS?? Kind of stuck in the driveway now with no effin car. FML
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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I doubt that any internal damage was done, is the crank bolt still in place? Have any pictures? Check the radiator for any damage from flying pieces.

I'd say to inspect the belts also, if there's anything questionable, replace them. Think of this as a good opportunity to upgrade.

You can run the engine on battery power for a few miles if you absolutely need to, but unless you have a way to recharge the battery, don't simply leave it drained.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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I'd say just replace the belts anyway.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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Seems legit
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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pics?
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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I'm guessing the outer part of the pulley separated from the rubber ring. That happened on my brother's old Eclipse (although his didn't fling up into the bottom of the hood!).

Did it do any damage to the hood, or did you just hear it and wonder WTF just happened?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #7
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Yeah unfortunately it's some what common issue for Subaru's. We've noticed this on a bunch of different model/years.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #8
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So this is just another reason to use a lightweight crank pulley.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #9
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that sucks.. i have a stock pulley ill sell you for real cheap if you need it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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Yeah a small dent on the cross support bar on the hood thankfully, scared the crap out of me at 5am. got a agency power LW for dirt cheap new from a local company. Really wanted a grimmspeed lw but not luck and needed my DD Subi back on the road. like so.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #11
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I'm guessing the outer part of the pulley separated from the rubber ring. That happened on my brother's old Eclipse (although his didn't fling up into the bottom of the hood!).

Did it do any damage to the hood, or did you just hear it and wonder WTF just happened?

That's kinda funny - I had to replace a crank pulley on an eclipse a couple years ago... same issue.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #12
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love the "thumbs up" for the busted pulley. never myself, seen that before
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