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Old 09-15-2018, 10:42 AM   #1
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Hey gang,
So have a Perrin Lightweight Crank Pulley, and am wondering what tool the instructions refer to you need to remove the stock crank pulley on a car with the automatic transmission. Currently do not have the owners manual with me, which Perrin says to refer to to see what tool is needed.
Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:38 AM   #2
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A lot of us use a breaker bar and socket. Disable the ignition (pull fuse), socket and bar on crank bolt, spin till the bar is against the frame, bump the starter.
Bolt is loose.

An alternative is a length of innertube around the pulley and a chain wrench on that, locked on and up against the alternator, then breaker bar to loosen.....can also be used to tighten.

Many other methods as well.
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:54 AM   #3
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Breaker bar and starter here, if I'm not pulling the engine and if I can't get my impact on it.

I don't disable the ignition or anything crazy like that, I just bump the starter and turn it back to off before it goes.
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http://www.company23.com/subarutools/503v2

If you plan to do it often.
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Breaker bar and starter here, if I'm not pulling the engine and if I can't get my impact on it.

I don't disable the ignition or anything crazy like that, I just bump the starter and turn it back to off before it goes.
Engine out, I use a small C-clamp through the hole on top of the engine and clamp onto the flywheel or flexplate. The clamp ends up against the edge of the hole and keeps the crank from moving.
Alternate is off the bottom of the engine on flywheel or flexplate.
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Old 09-19-2018, 05:51 PM   #6
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stick 2 3/8" socket extensions through 2 holes on the crank pulley, put a crowbar through the socket extensions and a breaker bar with the socket on the crank pulley. hold crowbar and unbolt crank pulley bolt. that's what i've been doing.

if you're gonna do the starter trick, better wear your ****tin' pants
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:07 PM   #7
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Yet another>>>>On the back of the engine under the throttle body is an access hole. This is where you'd removed the TC bolts when removing the engine/trans. There are slots in the flexplate that a screwdriver or other suitable object can be wedged in - DO NOT DROP IN HOLE!- to secure it while removed Crank bolt.

BTW, Perrin needs to get out more. The OM has no info on removing the crank bolt. The FSM does.
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:47 PM   #8
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stick 2 3/8" socket extensions through 2 holes on the crank pulley, put a crowbar through the socket extensions and a breaker bar with the socket on the crank pulley. hold crowbar and unbolt crank pulley bolt. that's what i've been doing.

if you're gonna do the starter trick, better wear your ****tin' pants
Hmmmmm....just thinking.......I agree the 2 extensions and a bar holds the pulley, but......doesn't that also cover the hole where the socket goes for the crank bolt?

Maybe a single extension, bar wedged against the crank socket and extension suffices?



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As to starter trick, many dozens of times on various engine, no skid marks applied.
I still sorta lean to a couple layers of old tire innertube on crank pulley and ViseGrip chain wrench wedged against maybe the alternator bracket. Does many things, works across many engines and brands.
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:49 AM   #9
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+1 for the breaker bar against the frame and a quick flick of the ignition. Iíve done this twice with no problems.
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I've done it dozens of times. I have zero hesitation with it.
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:31 PM   #11
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I got the Blackpath crank pulley tool from eBay. For under $40, I figured it'd be handy enough if I or a friend ever needed to use it again.
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