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Old 01 Aug 2012, 01:13 pm
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Default Best Way to get crankshaft pulley bolt

About to start mi timing belt water pump removal/install and i wonted to kno whats the best way to get that crankshaft pulley bolt off easy
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 01:54 pm
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I used an impact wrench on my compressor. You can also just use a socket and jam a screw driver through the slot in the dampener to hold it. Just make sure that you will not damage anything with the screwdriver.

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Old 01 Aug 2012, 01:55 pm
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You must use a QUALITY remover for the harmonic balancer. Autozone rents an actual Chrysler remover that is made for the process. Do not try and use a 3 prong that mounts to the edges. You will break the edge of the harmonic balancer, then you will be forced to spend about $60 for a new one at the dealer.
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 02:15 pm
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I just used my regular three arm puller and was able to fit it in the slots. I've hear the Chrysler pullers need to have something that 1/4 inch slid in behind them so they don't slip off.

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Wow Bob... You must have a quality 3 prong. My first one snapped, them I just got a "snap on" made for the 2.4. And yes, I use 1/4 sockets wedged to hold tight.
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I used an impact wrench on my compressor. You can also just use a socket and jam a screw driver through the slot in the dampener to hold it. Just make sure that you will not damage anything with the screwdriver.

Bob
I couldn't get a screwdriver to hold anywhere. So I just put a breaker bar on the bolt and rested the other side against the control arm and cranked the engine over to break the bolt loose.

The rented Chrysler puller will require a longer bolt to fully remove the dampner. The ones in the kit are not quite long enough.
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 05:04 pm
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I used the Mopar puller for years as they said a standard puller wouldn't work;
quite the opposite, I found the sears craftsman puller to be BETTER than the Miller tool.



As JenneK said, the inserts aren't long enough, and people have messed up crank trying
(use a passenger's engine mount thru bolt from a Neon; Free at Junkyard!)
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I've heard with the Chrysler pullers that you need to take a 1/4" or 5/16" bolt and cut a section about an inch long and insert it into the hole in the bolt to get it fully off.

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Old 02 Aug 2012, 07:03 pm
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If you're using Miller tools just use the OE bolt and/or the Neon motor mount bolt.
I've seen dozens of Neons with 'something' sticking out of crank bolt hole in JY's.

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