Removing crankshaft pulley?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Chris Jansen, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Chris Jansen

    Chris Jansen Guest

    Hi guys:
    What is the best method for removing a crankshaft pulley after removing the
    crankshaft bolt? I've read in the Haynes manual to use a brass hammer, but
    this seems like it might cause a vibration, possibly f'ing up the

    Any help would be appreciated!
    Chris Jansen, Nov 5, 2003
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    On CRV's and Odyssey, they've always just fallen off for me. You're
    making me wonder . . . Where _else_ did the former owner use Permanent
    LockTite ? ? ?


    'Curly Q. Links', Nov 5, 2003
  3. Chris Jansen

    Chris Jansen Guest

    The last timing belt job I did was on an 85 Prelude - the pulley was
    extremely difficult to remove. I believe tapping it out with a small
    hammer got me by the first time, and I just coated the shaft with
    antisieze gel. The second timing belt job was a snap, as the pulley came
    right off.

    I am just wondering how it is *supposed* to be removed! Thanks very much
    for the response!
    Chris Jansen, Nov 5, 2003
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    I was _kidding_ about the LockTite, but may I suggest . . . .

    When you do whack that pulley free, make sure the bolt is loosely in
    place, to prevent dropping the pulley on your floor (or wrist), Ouch !!

    Stay safe! 'Curly'

    'Curly Q. Links', Nov 6, 2003
  5. Chris Jansen

    Eric Guest

    Spray it with a bit of your favorite flavor of penetrating oil, e.g., wd-40
    or whatever, and lit it sit for a little while. Then try gently prying it
    off working a large prybar, such as, between the
    pulley and lower timing cover. Alternate your use of the prybar from one
    side of the pulley to the other and the pulley should come off without too
    much difficulty. If you're careful, you can be successful with this method
    without damaging the lower cover.

    Eric, Nov 6, 2003
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