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Old 05-31-2000, 03:42 PM   #1
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Angry Unorthodox Pulley Install - how do you break that F*&#ing bolt????

Those of you who have done this - how in the hell did you break the pulley bolt? did you invite Arnold over for dinner? I tried multiple times and gave up and had a friend bigger than me try and he also gave up. I'm using a very long 1/2" drive with a 22mm impact socket on the end. Any hints except for find stronger friends?

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Old 05-31-2000, 03:47 PM   #2
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I pulled and pulled and finally gave up. Then, before turning out the lights, thought "I'll give it one last shot".

Of course, it popped right off!

Lock the brakes, use a long breaker bar and be persistant!
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Old 05-31-2000, 03:49 PM   #3
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4' breaker bar. Or add a pipe to the end of your normal 1/2" breaker bar. It will moan and creak, LOUDLY, but it should come off. Recommended that you use wheel chocks to keep the car from moving.

Remember, that cast iron POS has been torqued at the factory to @130 ft-lbs.

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Old 05-31-2000, 03:52 PM   #4
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have someone step on the brakes and put the gearing to 5th. and to get it off by urself put a towel or something on the side of ur fenders and put both of ur feet there and pull with all ur might (it works)
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Old 05-31-2000, 04:17 PM   #5
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worse comes to worse, get out your hard hat..

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Old 05-31-2000, 04:18 PM   #6
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I almost gave up too, mine didn't want to come loose. I had a buddy do the pulling becuase everytime I cranked on it I felt like I was going to hurt my car. Not being his car and telling him that if anything breaks I'll pay for it he just cranked all he was worth and it finally snapped loose. Tight sucker!
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Old 05-31-2000, 04:23 PM   #7
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Don't be such a wuss! I've heard of people putting a large pipe over the breaker bar. Gives you a little more torque.
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Old 05-31-2000, 04:40 PM   #8
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I put some foam on one side of my car and put a rope thru the hole in my breaker bar. Then I tied the rope to the bumper of my race car and took off. It worked.


Oh hell i'm just joshing ya.
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Old 05-31-2000, 04:49 PM   #9
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u can always just take out the radiator and fans and stick an impact there.. that bolt will be out in 2 secs
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Old 05-31-2000, 06:10 PM   #10
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Why don't you try the starter? I heard that you put the wrench, let it rest on one side then just crank the starter and Voila!
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Old 05-31-2000, 07:09 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone, I'm going to try again tomorrow.

The starter idea sounds like a good way to send a wrench sailing, I think I'll just try better leverage first.

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Old 06-01-2000, 04:09 AM   #12
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say

Don't do what Mr. Gasket suggested.

You might try soaking a little wd40 in there.
I was pretty lucky, I just put it in 5th, set the eBrake(sounds like a website), and pulled. But I'm 6'2" / 270lbs. - every bit the man, mind you. - but seriously, a pipe or other extender - and make sure you're pullng the right way - is the bolt reverse-threaded, or am I high on the crack?

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Old 06-01-2000, 04:44 AM   #13
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Whimps.. all of ya..

Just use a standard bar and socket.. and use those muscles...*assuming u have some*

lol

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Old 06-01-2000, 04:58 AM   #14
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I had the same thing at first. Take a 2 foot piece of pipe and put that over the handle of the 1/2 wrench. Then pull like hell, it will pop loose.
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Old 06-01-2000, 05:36 AM   #15
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Do what mr. gasket said, i did! I think i mighta been the first to do that. everyone booed me too But hey- it works. Just blip the starter- 3 short birsts with the key. Be careful.
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Old 06-01-2000, 06:34 AM   #16
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Putting the car in 5th and standing on the brakes worked for us. The starter idea, however, didn't . Keep cranking on it, you'll get it.

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Old 06-01-2000, 08:21 AM   #17
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As for reverse threading - the instructions on i-club say crank counter-clockwise which is normal threading. am i going the wrong way?

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Old 06-01-2000, 10:16 AM   #18
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It's probably just my wackiness. I must hav ebeen thinking of something else - what, though?
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Old 06-01-2000, 11:30 AM   #19
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cvalle, you're not high on crack, just remember:

Righty-tighty, Lefty-loosey. Except for the propane tank on your gas grill and model aircraft propellers.............
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Old 06-02-2000, 09:55 PM   #20
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It's standard thread. I was sure it would be reverse thread as well. I used Pentrating Lube (I love that stuff) and sprayed it several times and let it soak overnight. Then I broke it loose with a 2' piece of 1" pipe over my 1/2" driver, and I'm a pansy compared to Cvalle. You can do it.
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