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Old 28 Sep 2014, 07:20 am
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Default Re: I have a socket stuck in crankshaft where pulley bolt is supposed to go

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Originally Posted by wannabemechanic View Post
Just in case you know somebody that's done the same stupid thing I have... AND... know how they fixed it, please enlighten me....

Here's what happened:
1) I was trying to remove the crankshaft pulley with a three prong pulley remover and I needed an extension cos the middle bolt on the tool was too short.

2) I stuck a couple of 1/4" sockets in the center of the crank (assuming they'd be OK since they slid in easily)

3) Got the pulley off, and one of the sockets came out no problem.... The other socket is jammed deep in the crank, so tight, that all the methods attempted in #4 simply turn the crank. The end of the socket is about 1" from the outer end of the crankshaft (i.e. none of the thread inside the crankshaft can be seen)

4) I can get a 1/4" extension into the jammed socket and tried the following to methods to get it loose:
- attached 1/4"drill attachment and tried spinning it in both directions
- attached a 1/4 " extension to my air gun... Broke the extension
- attached a 1/4 " extension to a breaker bar and struck the bar with a hammer
in both clockwise & counter clockwise directions


btw... I'm a brand new member and this is my first post.... What a great first impression I must be making eh?

Please help
I guess you know by now you should have asked sooner.... You need to make a longer rod to pull the harmonic balancer off. The kit I use is the same as yours.
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