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Old 09-07-2006, 02:35 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Wylde Horses View Post
I used a 1/2" drive breaker bar with the 4' handle from my floorjack slid over the end of it. I needed someone to stand on the brakes so the car wouldn't move, but the sucker came loose. I think it saw the handle and the look on my face and got scarred.
I attempted this method and I got scared that the breaker bar was gonna break... depending on who installed it at the factory, I've found that how tight the crank pulley bolt is is a crapshoot... when I used to work on Hondas, some would come out nice and easy, some broke my breaker bar... good thing Canadian Tire and Sears warranty them for life... when I got air tools, some came off nice, others were a bitch... u'd have to "tighten" and loosen several times before u got them loose... it also helped to soak WD-40 into there overnight... but I didn't have time... I wanted it down "now"... so I used the shade tree technique .

4' handle? That is psycho... I had a 3 ft handle (roughly) and I was scared something was gonna break... the thing was curved like a bow and it still didn't want to come loose... the crank the engine technique is SOOO much easier.
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