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      05-04-2010 07:32 PM #1
      I'm trying to replace my timing belt and can't figure how to remove the crank pulley. Is it right or left thread? The Bentley doesn't cover this, it just says to remove it. Any advice?


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      05-06-2010 09:38 AM #2
      Turn your wrench to the left to loosen. you may have to squirt so PB Blast on it first.

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      05-06-2010 01:19 PM #3
      well, its probably rusted stuck, so use a rubber mallet, and knock the **** out of it and it will come loose

      there are speciality tools for this tho

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      05-06-2010 08:53 PM #4
      Yeah use a ton of PB ....also make sure you throw that bolt away and buy a replacement..if youre worried about it shearing get the APR bolt for a Mit. Galant... if need be i can find the number for you...i used to have it saved, but since the original vortex went down i lost all my reference material lol

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      05-07-2010 03:29 AM #5
      You don't have to remove the 19mm bolt to get the pullies off, just the four 6mm socket head bolts. The big one is for the crank sprocket and does not need to be removed to change the t-belt.
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      05-07-2010 07:32 AM #6
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      whack the v-belt pullies with a mallet and they will pop off omce you have the 4 allen bolts out.
      the crank pully is tight tight tight. youll need to drop the oil pan and block the crank to be able to put enough torque on that bolt to remove it.

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      05-07-2010 08:22 AM #7
      My impact won't break it. Thanks for the advice.

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      05-07-2010 11:38 AM #8
      Yeah you don't have to remove that bolt to take the vbelt pulley off and if you don't need to take that timing cog off I wouldn't lol

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      05-07-2010 04:35 PM #9
      an impact won't touch the crank bolt, it's @ something like 165 FTlbs. you need to block the crank and use a breaker bar and a couple foot extension.

      plus supposedly using an impact wrench on the crank and flywheel can damage your connecting rod bearings. which makes sense enough to me not to do that.

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      05-07-2010 04:41 PM #10
      thanks, guys.:bow

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      05-07-2010 04:45 PM #11
      I'm not sure why you're removing that bolt...it doesn't hold the pulley on only the toothed timing cog...but if you do end up removing it for some reason...REPLACE IT!!! And I think the torque Is 145 for the 12pt w/o a washer

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      05-08-2010 05:56 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Sinner44 View Post
      I'm not sure why you're removing that bolt...it doesn't hold the pulley on only the toothed timing cog...but if you do end up removing it for some reason...REPLACE IT!!! And I think the torque Is 145 for the 12pt w/o a washer
      Now I just torqued mine down last week and the torque for a 12 sided bolt w/collar w/o a washer is 66 ft. lb. + 1/2 turn. Hex head bolt with washer is 111 ft. lb., and 6 sided bolt with washer is 137 ft lb.

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      05-08-2010 11:15 PM #13
      AH! Thank you for the correction sir!!! I definitely should have checked my bentley before posting! That could have been very very bad! Good Catch 16v!!!

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      05-12-2010 07:38 PM #14
      Ok, I got the pulleys off. Where is the timing mark on the crank pulley? Is it the nipple? Also, what size is the bolt on the cover above the crank? Mine looks to be stripped. Thanks

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      05-13-2010 06:11 PM #15
      I may be too late and you may have already figured it out...but the timing mark is on the pulley you removed it's a notch on the outside of the pulley on the side closest to the block...there isn't one on the timing crank cog the nipple is more or less on there for the crank pulley...

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      05-13-2010 08:26 PM #16
      I don't see the notch, I'll take the pulley to work and clean it tonight. Do you happen to have a picture?

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      03-22-2011 10:05 PM #18
      Does any one know the part number for (PL) the allen head bolts for the crank pulley? I have N90339605 but cannot find a pic.

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      03-23-2011 04:10 AM #19
      if you ever do want to remove the crank sprocket bolt, say to refresh the seal, you could carefully crank the starter for a split second. does it everytime.
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      03-24-2011 11:57 PM #20
      I just go to Ace hardware and get bolts. Get the hardened black bolts, they work fine.

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