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a little help with crank pulley

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by laoboisosilly, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. laoboisosilly

    laoboisosilly Slammed EJ2 y0

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    this may sound goofy, but how do you guys remove/install the crank pulley bolt without the crank turning on you without using a impact gun :huh:
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    well i used a flat head screw driver to hold the fly wheel wile i undone the pully with my free hand
     
  3. laoboisosilly

    laoboisosilly Slammed EJ2 y0

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    at the moment its on the floor, its a bare block with just the crank, oil pump, main caps, and crank pulley installed
     
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    I had to use a special tool that held the pulley. It was a pain in the ass.
     
  5. laoboisosilly

    laoboisosilly Slammed EJ2 y0

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    a friend of mines stuck a hammer handle wrapped in a towel between one of the rod journals and the block and loosed it with a 5 foot pole for leverage, it worked but the crank broke his hammer :blink: suprisingly the rod journal didnt get damaged in any way at all
     
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    laoboisosilly Slammed EJ2 y0

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    Ditto on the Flywheel

    I'm very much a novice at engine work. I popped the starter off, had a friend hold a large flathead screwdriver against the flywheel, and used a 17mm socket and breaker bar with 2 ft extension to loosen the crankshaft bolt. Saved me $45 for the special tool (harmonic dampener). Took no time.

    Ted
     
  8. 94_gs-r

    94_gs-r can you say 260 whp N/A??

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    my idea would be turn it and unscrew it... haha
    no impact gun is the only way to go
     
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    I just pulled one off on friday, got a big screwdriver shoved it in the hole of the balancer and cranked it with a 3 foot cheater pipe and it broke right loose. that worked for me.
     
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    it was still attached to a junk car, forgot to mention that. It wasn't as hard to break though as I read on here. It was farely quite easy.
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    I'd say just get the tool, or take the block to a shop and have them use an impact gun. Or get it on an engine stand, and try bolting a bar or something to the flywheel mating surface so the bar will catch the engine mount spots, and hold the crank in place. Those are my suggestions. You may need to buy a bar, and drill a couple of holes in it, but if you can't get the block to the shop, that might be your cheapest bet. OR maybe a super duper strap wrench on the pulley. You might try that.
     
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    somebody assure me that this bolt is conventionally threaded. someone posted the torque value then talked about engine motion making it tighter. the flywheel turns counter clockwise when looking at it so engine motion would loosen it if anything. torque value around 168 ft# on my h22a

    tks,

    Bob
     
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    Its Right Handed threads for sure.
     
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    I just did my first Honda timing belt on a B16 motor. Bought the crank holding tool off of ebay for $26 plust $7 shipping. Taking the bolt out was a piece of cake, took two minutes, definitely the way to go. In addition to the tool it required a deep 19 mm (3/4) socket, a 1/2" breaker bar and a regular 1/2" rachet handle. Every other way people talk about holding the engine puts you at risk for busting something. I'd say buy or borrow the tool:)
     
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    1goldteg 1st Gen CRX lover

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    Hey bro, do you have the link for that tool? I want to do my T-belt and swap in an N1 pully so I want to do it right, thanks in advance


    Mike
     
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    technolud New Member

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    Here's the order information for the pullet removal tool. It was a tight fit between the pulley and the inner fender but on my car if you turned it just the right way it would slip in.

    Lots O' luck.

    Technolud

    Autopart! ==> Auto Parts and Automotive Tools
    M & S Express
    36 Jensen Road
    Watertown, MA 02472
    Tel: 1-781-810-4507
    Email:parts@autopart.com
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    <>Part Number: A812--HONDA/ACURA HARMONIC BALANCER PULLEY TOOL
    Heavy-duty, offset, 50mm wrench removes and installs the crank bolt on most
    Honda and Acura engines. Tool holds the harmonic damper pulley from rotating
    when removing the pulley bolt. Hole in center of tool allows use of a socket to
    loosen or tighten the pulley bolt. Use with a 1/2” breaker bar or ratchet."
    Quantity:1 Price: $24.67
    ------Sub Total: $24.67
    ------Shipping: $8.95
    ------Tax: $0
    ------Total: $33.62
    Important Notes:
    Your part is being shipped direct by a participating warehouse or manufacturer. The charge on your credit card account will appear from M & S Express, LLC, not from autopart.com.
    Send ALL Returns to:
    M & S Express
    RMA Number:186, Order Date: 1/15/2007 9:17:20 AM
    36 Jensen RD
    Watertown, MA 02472
    The shipping cost is non refundable. Actual shipping cost may be billed separately.
    To review all policies in detail please go to: Autopart.com legal agreement. Terms of Service
    Thank you for your business! M & S Express, Autopart! ==> Auto Parts and Automotive Tools

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    Best Regards
    Sonny, M & S Express, LLC; Autopart! ==> Auto Parts and Automotive Tools
    Tel: 1-781-810-4507
     
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    bad idea:confused:
     
  18. technolud

    technolud New Member

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    Crank pulley holder tool source

    Sorry I'm so slow with this reply, I tried to post it yesterday but mucked it up somehow. I'm old and this computer stuff likes to fight back.



    www.autopart.com
    M & S Express
    36 Jensen Road
    Watertown, MA 02472
    Tel: 1-781-810-4507
    Email:parts@autopart.com
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    <>Part Number: A812--HONDA/ACURA HARMONIC BALANCER PULLEY TOOL
    Heavy-duty, offset, 50mm wrench removes and installs the crank bolt on most
    Honda and Acura engines. Tool holds the harmonic damper pulley from rotating
    when removing the pulley bolt. Hole in center of tool allows use of a socket to
    loosen or tighten the pulley bolt. Use with a 1/2” breaker bar or ratchet."
    Quantity:1 Price: $24.67
    ------Sub Total: $24.67
    ------Shipping: $8.95
    ------Tax: $0
    ------Total: $33.62
    Important Notes:
    Your part is being shipped direct by a participating warehouse or manufacturer. The charge on your credit card account will appear from M & S Express, LLC, not from autopart.com.
    Send ALL Returns to:
    M & S Express
    RMA Number:186, Order Date: 1/15/2007 9:17:20 AM
    36 Jensen RD
    Watertown, MA 02472
    The shipping cost is non refundable. Actual shipping cost may be billed separately.
    To review all policies in detail please go to: Autopart.com legal agreement. Terms of Service
    Thank you for your business! M & S Express, Autopart! ==> Auto Parts and Automotive Tools

    --
    Best Regards
    Sonny, M & S Express, LLC; Autopart! ==> Auto Parts and Automotive Tools
    email: parts@autopart.com
    Tel: 1-781-810-4507
     
  19. Patsfan54

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    Crank pulley

    I got the bolt out but how do you get the pulley off the crank of an Acura TL?
     
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