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Old 02-09-2001, 01:14 PM   #1
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Question Upulley install on an auto car?

I need some advice or tips on how to lock up the motor, so i can get the 22mm bolt off.
Unorthodox says to put somethin in and lockup the flywheel from underneath. Idid a search, nothin came up for automatic cars.
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Old 02-09-2001, 01:22 PM   #2
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This is what I did Rudy to get the pulley bolt off. I used a large breaker bar and a cheater bar. I then placed the bar on the nut and towards the floor. After removing your ignition wires, turn the ignition key for a sec and use the starter power to break the bolt. I had to be more creative to tighten the bolt. I used an old belt and fashioned a strap wrench of sorts that held the pulley tight, while having a friend torque the nut. Worked great. Please be carefull to place the cheater bar on the correct side of that car. I think it was the drivers side, but just to be safe bump the ingnition and have someone verify which way the pulley rotates.

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Old 02-10-2001, 09:07 AM   #3
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Llonman knows what he is talking about, that is exactly how it is done!

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Old 02-10-2001, 11:39 AM   #4
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Thanks guys..........Rudy
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Old 02-11-2001, 12:02 AM   #5
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Hehe, I did the same thing too couple of time when installing the pulley on my buddies cars. But, what are you going to do when you need to tighten the pulley bolt? Put it in reverse? j/k Bwhahaa!

I was able to tighten it by doing wrench jerks with Jet Lee speed hands motions.
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Old 02-11-2001, 02:43 PM   #6
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That's how I did it. hasn't fallen off yet!
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Old 02-11-2001, 03:08 PM   #7
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4' breaker bar. And wheel chocks to keep the car from rolling.
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Old 02-12-2001, 09:50 AM   #8
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a "cheater bar"? I assume a breaker bar, in this context, could just be a ratchet with a 22mm socket on it, correct? Would a cheater bar be like a metal pipe that essentially extends the lever arm of the ratchet?

And for getting the crank pulley nut back on to 130ft/lb, that belt idea sounds like it might not hold, especially if you are trying to accurately use a torque wrench to get it right on the money...
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Old 02-12-2001, 01:24 PM   #9
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A breaker bar is, well a "breaker bar" not a ratchet. You could use a ratchet though it may break and usually would not offer as much leverage. You are correct that the "cheater bar" I mentioned would be a piece of pipe that can slide over the breaker bar and give you more leverage or in this case the length needed to use the ground. As for what I used for a strap wrench, it worked for me. The only other option I could think of was a chain wrench and that would probably scar the pulley. I believe that Subaru actually specifies a special tool to hold the crank. But I can attest from experience that this method works and is the easiest way to get the job done. I think that the torque specs were lower than 130lbs. But whatever they were I was able to easily torque the bolt to the correct specs.

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Old 02-12-2001, 01:47 PM   #10
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I managed to find someone that has successfully done this without using the starter to break the pulley free, or using a belt to hold the pulley when installing the new one. I was a bit surprised to find that the torque converter is actually exposed through a hole in the underside of the block, just behind the oil pan. What I was told is that one can use a screwdriver, jamming it in (not sure of the specifics - will have to look) to hold the torque converter in place, and then you can torque away on the crank with no problem.

At least this is how somebody else managed to do it, I have yet to try...
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Old 02-13-2001, 12:51 AM   #11
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Unorthodox instructions...69 to 76 ft lbs. of torque required. 1990-1999 wonder what MY00 and above is???
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Old 02-13-2001, 07:38 AM   #12
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I would be hesitant of using a screwdriver wedged in the torque converter bolts, could cause damage.But if IIRC the "special tool" recomended by the manual had something to do with the torque converter. Jagcars, both methods will work, so whatever works for you. GL on the install.
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Old 02-13-2001, 02:26 PM   #13
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Well, thanks to everyone i got the pulley on today.I used lonnies method of the cheater bar(i call it a persuader)to get it off. Worked like a charm.Im also in need of a new belt LOL!Mine broke!But I came up with a new way to tighten down the pulley.Just put both belts on ,tighhten them up REAL tite then torgue the nut down.I got 75 lbs then i loosed up the belts to normal. Cars runnin great . thanks again Rudy
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