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Old 01-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone have a crank pulley tool I can borrow/rent?

I need to get my crank pulley off to investigate a weird sound coming from my timing belt area....
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Try putting the car in gear, putting the parking brake on, and having someone stand on the brake while you use a breaker bar and pipe extension (if necessary) to break it loose. It's worked for me every time except one, and I won't tell you what I did that one time because it was moronic.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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I probably need someone on the brakes then... last time I removed the crank pulley the engine was out of my car at my parents house in Virginia and my dad just used his heavy duty Snap-on impact gun. He also tightened it with the same impact gun....
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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Oh ouch that might be a bit over-torqued then lol. No biggie.

I don't usually have someone to help me, so what I did is I took a piece of wood and jammed it tight between my driver's seat and the brake pedal. Just cushion the piece of wood on the seat side so it doesn't damage your leather/cloth. Last time I actually used the case for my torque wrench to do the same thing.

You COULD use the starter bump method. This involves you using a breaker bar with a long pipe extension. You put the socket on the bolt, slide the pipe extension over the breaker bar, and lay the pipe extension on the ground on the DRIVER'S side. Go ahead and crank the car once very quickly. You should only have the key in the "start" position for like 1/10 of a second (just one quick crank), then turn it back off. Don't start the car. Go around and see if the bolt has loosened.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:49 PM   #6
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Where are you? I have a 950 foot pound impact gun that I can direct run from my garage compressor. Maybe break it loose, then tighten it to more human torque.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:54 PM   #7
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Billerica, MA. I also managed to snap the inlet of my radiator in the process.... The car is in my garage here if anyone wants to help..
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:22 PM   #8
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w00t, I got it off! I had a 18" breaker bar, but that wasn't enough. I was looking around for a pipe for leverage and saw my snow shovel, I took off the handle of the snow shovel and used the pipe of the shovel.

So 6th gear + e-brake all the way up + long ass pipe = crank pulley bolt off.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:10 PM   #10
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Advance auto or autozone. Free rental..
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