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?
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
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.
Tradition is the art of making the same mistake repeatedly, on purpose.
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.
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...