Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 17 of 17

    Thread: vr6 crank pulley bolt removal WTF

    1. Member Gsbartender's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 1st, 2010
      Location
      Groove City, Maryland
      Posts
      231
      Vehicles
      95 mk3 jetta vr
      06-24-2011 03:46 PM #1
      ok .. so whats up with this crank pulley .. according to what ive read the crank pulley bolt on a 12v vr6 is not reverse thread.. or is it? i put my 25 inch snap on breaker bar .. a pipe and this sucker still wont come off.. i put thte wooden handle of my blue point ball peen hammer and it friggin cracked the handle lol..it almost broke my breaker bar.. any ideas.. is there something im missing here

    2. Member weaselwhy7's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 30th, 2003
      Location
      Greenville,NC
      Posts
      1,286
      Vehicles
      2004 R32, 1993 Corrado SLC
      07-01-2011 03:11 PM #2
      you will not get it off with a breaker bar unless you still have the engine in the car, you then put the breaker bar on it, and you crank you engine a couple of times with the bar FIRMLY secured against the frame or ground. I had another motor out of the car and couldn't even remove the bolt with a 600+ ftlb impact wrench. Most people will tell you that you need special tools like big rig impact tools to remove it. Good luck

    3. Member 95jetta17's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 20th, 2008
      Location
      York, PA
      Posts
      7,784
      Vehicles
      95 2.0 turbo, 97 vr6
      07-01-2011 03:14 PM #3
      never heard of starting the motor like that. seems like it would work tho. but use a breaker bar long piece of pipe and make a tool to hold the crank still
      OG suede

      I survived epic thread 2011 never forget 11/11/11
      Quote Originally Posted by vastxpunk View Post
      You have a harness you forgot to plug back in, and you want to know where it goes? Back where you found it would be my guess..

    4. Member aphythiate's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2007
      Location
      IL
      Posts
      1,980
      Vehicles
      a turd
      07-01-2011 03:51 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by weaselwhy7 View Post
      you will not get it off with a breaker bar unless you still have the engine in the car, you then put the breaker bar on it, and you crank you engine a couple of times with the bar FIRMLY secured against the frame or ground.
      Sounds like a great way to trash a starter.

    5. Member weaselwhy7's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 30th, 2003
      Location
      Greenville,NC
      Posts
      1,286
      Vehicles
      2004 R32, 1993 Corrado SLC
      07-02-2011 07:29 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by aphythiate View Post
      Sounds like a great way to trash a starter.
      I have done this multiple times as described with a breaker bar on the socket, and a solid heavy duty pipe on that. You only need to turn the key in the ignition for literally 1-2 seconds and the bolt is loose. I have never had a starter damaged by doing this. I learned this trick from other VW guys doing it and I have never heard of them damaging a starter either.

    6. Moderator root beer's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 22nd, 2004
      Location
      Linthicum, MD
      Posts
      12,921
      Vehicles
      96 Golf 83 Scirocco
      07-02-2011 10:58 AM #6
      Impact. The only way worth doing it. Go to a tire shop with a 27mm socket, take your wheel off, and give somebody 5 bucks if you need to.

    7. Member Scurvy Bandit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 12th, 2003
      Location
      Cambridge UK
      Posts
      5,797
      Vehicles
      94 MK3, 81 Caddy
      07-12-2012 02:52 PM #7
      Tried to pull the bolt off tonight to put new crank pulley on and we managed to make the clutch slip.
      I used to rollerblade.
      http://oldskoolvw.com/ do it.

    8. Member PKstrategy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 21st, 2004
      Location
      SoCal
      Posts
      17,188
      Vehicles
      MK6, MK3
      07-12-2012 04:18 PM #8
      Use heat + an impact.

    9. Member SlowVRT's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 3rd, 2009
      Location
      Jacksonville, Florida
      Posts
      6,207
      Vehicles
      96 GTI VRT & 92 Corrado VRT & 99 Ford SPL Vehicle & 95 VRT MK3 & 2013 CC
      07-12-2012 05:12 PM #9
      My impact takes them right off.

    10. Member sic_null's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 21st, 2012
      Location
      Brick,NJ
      Posts
      662
      Vehicles
      98 GLX VR6, 86 Mercedes 300D, 01 Jetta Wolfsburg
      07-12-2012 11:00 PM #10
      My impact has no problems with these. Although it is a snap on MG725.

      I guess a cheap-o one may not be able to handle it.

    11. Member .therealvrt's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 29th, 2006
      Location
      Ottawa,Ontario,Canada eh!
      Posts
      6,915
      Vehicles
      97 gti 2l turbo
      07-17-2012 09:26 AM #11
      and it's a stretch bolt so it should not be reused
      Rockin' a mk3 since '94.

    12. Member dceola's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 21st, 2010
      Location
      Roanoke, VA
      Posts
      4,272
      Vehicles
      96 Golf Harlequin
      07-17-2012 10:03 AM #12
      When I was rebuilding my VR, I had issues with the crank pulley bolt as well... For one, I already had the engine on a stand, torn down to the block.

      How did I get it loose? well, some redneck engineering of course. I wedged the leg of the engine mount under the edge of my car, to hold it down. I then stuck one of my 1/2" drive extensions through one of the holes on the clutch end of the case (like one of the bell housing bolt holes that is open on both sides), and wedged a wrench between said extension and a bolt in the crank (where the flywheel bolts in).

      Then with a 5' steel pipe I picked up at Lowes over my normal looking wrench, I hung my full 300lbs of fat and muscle from the pipe until it broke loose.


      ****ty way to do it, but it worked.
      '96 Golf Harlequin VR6, Chagal Blue base

    13. Member Yak Meat's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2011
      Location
      MA
      Posts
      3,721
      Vehicles
      04 R32, 00 A4 1.8T, 88 911 Targa
      07-24-2012 11:17 AM #13
      I have my 1.8t motor completely out of my car and on a crate... need to get the crank bolt off as well...

      Going to have to really look into options... thinking some heat and some good impact guns...
      Garage Sale
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Nothing makes sense on this forum anymore. So I'm going to go masturbate.

    14. Member Scurvy Bandit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 12th, 2003
      Location
      Cambridge UK
      Posts
      5,797
      Vehicles
      94 MK3, 81 Caddy
      09-13-2012 03:06 AM #14
      Well Im going to try again when I do the rear main seal and the chain guides. Im planning to get a metal plate with some holes in it, bolt the crank to the block using the plate and try this.
      I used to rollerblade.
      http://oldskoolvw.com/ do it.

    15. Member Jtek's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 21st, 2012
      Location
      Vantucky, wa
      Posts
      190
      Vehicles
      Was a 97 GLX jetta vr6 black/black
      09-13-2012 03:29 AM #15
      Just do the starter-trick. Has worked countless times for me on more than just toyotas/GM/ford/vw, etc. As long as the engine spins clockwise!

      Put the breaker bar against the ground. Not loose! I know this can work for you!
      Watch out for shady sketchy crooked guy kevin goddard. '2dr.jetta'

      "All these little kiddies don't really get what is "tasteful". More interested in scene points, tight fitting jeans, ugly painted wheels, stickers, and flat brimmed hats."

    16. Member babyd209's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 20th, 2009
      Location
      califonia
      Posts
      1,220
      05-06-2013 07:39 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Jtek View Post
      Just do the starter-trick. Has worked countless times for me on more than just toyotas/GM/ford/vw, etc. As long as the engine spins clockwise!

      Put the breaker bar against the ground. Not loose! I know this can work for you!
      i need to put my ecs lightweight one on but i scared im going to screw up my oem one
      EüröfreäkZ
      click here ^^to check out our foroms

    17. Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jul 7th, 2012
      Location
      Chapel Hill, NC
      Posts
      85
      Vehicles
      03 Ford Taurus, 01 VW GTI VR6
      11-04-2013 01:03 PM #17
      I have MK4 vr6 and the crank pulley bolt is giving me hell too. im going to be trying the breaker bar ground idea seeing as its the most popular. however what is the best way to hold the pulley while you torque the new bolt on?
      öRNGCRüSH GTI VR6
      Instagram @jweezyvagswag
      Chapel Hill, NC
      Engineer. Calm. Collected. German.
      Designated leader of B Squad for all lightning strike rescue ops

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •