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crankshaft pulley

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by stedscivic, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. stedscivic

    stedscivic Senior Member

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    ok trying to change my timing belt
    i have the key on the crankshaft pulley so it will not rotate
    i just cant seem to get the crankshaft pulley bolt loose
    am i just not using enough muscle?
    im afraid if i use too much i will break the bolt
    what should i do
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    what kind of car/motor?




    also, why are you taking the cam gear off?

    theres a timing belt tensioner, you just loosen it and slip the belt off.
     
  3. stedscivic

    stedscivic Senior Member

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    its a JDM b18c in a 94 civic coupe
    im putting AEM adjustable cam gears on dropped the key in with the belt so i have to go fishing for it
     
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    stedscivic Senior Member

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    alright great news i got the bolt and pulley off and found the camgear key, sure enough it was in bottom gear glad i fished it out

    i want to double check this before putting the timing belt back on

    i have the cam gears aligned TDC with the side marks lined up
    i have the crankshaft timing belt pulley mark lined up with the triangle on the block
    are these aligned correctly?
    anything else im forgetting
     
  5. stedscivic

    stedscivic Senior Member

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    bump to anyone that has changed their own timing belt before
     
  6. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    Do you mean crankshaft timing belt "gear" and not "pulley"? I don't recommend trying to time you engine with the pulley on. If you meant gear, then no, you aren't missing anything.
     
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    stedscivic Senior Member

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    yeah i meant gear sorry for the confusion thanks
     
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    buildjdm2005 Junior Member

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    when putting ur crank pulley on/off take ur starter out,hold the flywheel with screwdriver..works real well
     
  9. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

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    It's much easier to pull the flywheel inspection cover off and stick a prybar in between the bell housing and the flywheel. It also just so happens to be closer to where you are wrestling with the crank pulley bolt. Easier to hold.
     
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