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Old 18-Sep-2003, 05:34 PM
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Removing the crank pulley

I was wondering if there is any trick to taking off the crank pulley. Would leaving it in gear make it easier when loosening the bolt? Any help greatly appreciated
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anyone?
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being careful is a good thing for this....
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I wouldnt leave it in gear..

ask a mechanic..
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Re: Removing the crank pulley

Yeah use an impact gun with a 17mm or 19mm depending on the year of your civic. I usually leave the car in neutral, but then again i use a hoist. I've never tried to take a crank pully off without an impact gun, but if u're using hand tools, "i" don't think it would work, because you'd be turning the motor and not the bolt, cause you won't be turning the bolt fast enough to not move the crankshaft.

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I was wondering if there is any trick to taking off the crank pulley. Would leaving it in gear make it easier when loosening the bolt? Any help greatly appreciated
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Old 19-Sep-2003, 09:18 AM
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im using an 1/2" impact gun but from what i heard its really hard, a trick that i heard was to get a cylinder to bdc and feed a nylon rope through the spark plug hole until its plugged, so theres pressure and then try loosening the bolt, any comments?
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Originally posted by kwikb16a2
im using an 1/2" impact gun but from what i heard its really hard, a trick that i heard was to get a cylinder to bdc and feed a nylon rope through the spark plug hole until its plugged, so theres pressure and then try loosening the bolt, any comments?
but what is the torque on the gun, doens't mater if its 1/2" theres so many guns out there with diff torque settings.

You can get some cheap ones with like 75 ft/lbs that do nothing.
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Old 19-Sep-2003, 11:09 AM
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My impact is 600flb's in reverse and i still have problems getting some of the older civic crank pulley bolts off, so i either have to heat the bolt up and try it, or get a bigger gun. Which most of the time the bigger gun is quicker and faster.
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but what is the torque on the gun, doens't mater if its 1/2" theres so many guns out there with diff torque settings.

You can get some cheap ones with like 75 ft/lbs that do nothing.
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if you cant get it with an impact, find a really fat guy (i have a really big friend)
climb under the car and stick a pry bar or large screw driver in the flywheel to keep it from turning. use an impact socket on a breaker bar for the nut holding the pulley on, and have the fat guy stand on it.
this has worked everytime for me, and has only cost me a 6 pack.
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its an older impact gun and i dont wanna screw the teeth on my flywheel
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im gonna try the nylon rope method and maybe it'll work
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you can wedge the flywheel. Use a real wedge driver to hold it and breaker bar the crank bolt.. you doing the timing belt?

It can work but isn't the best method that's for sure.
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Originally posted by kwikb16a2
its an older impact gun and i dont wanna screw the teeth on my flywheel
i have done this more times than i care to remember... i doubt you will mess up the flywheel. the prybar would give out on you first.
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how do i get to the flywheel? and yes im changing the timing belt and water pump
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to get to the flywheel remove the starter...
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i just took it the shop and they loosened it for me
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what i do in that situation, is take no 1 spark plug out, put some rope down the clyinder, block the motor from moving, and use my 1/2 '' ratchet with a bar on the end of it and take it off
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the thing is that i've heard there is a slight chance of bending a rod then doing that
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Originally posted by kwikb16a2
the thing is that i've heard there is a slight chance of bending a rod then doing that
how did they get it off? did they just use a bigger impact gun?
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