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Lock Engine to Pull Crank Bolt #1104581
09/27/18 08:16 PM
09/27/18 08:16 PM
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KWitcher  Offline OP
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I have a wobbly crank pulley. When I tried to turn the bolt to remove it, the bolt was somewhat loose. I got the bolt about half way out but must be hitting a bad spot on the threads because it got tight and now I am turning the engine. How can I lock the engine so that I can remove the difficult bolt?

The other methods in here talk about locking the pulley. That doesn't help me because engine turns w/o the pulley. Surely there is a way to block the engine or transmission for the removal of the bolt. I may need the same method for torquing since I dont know where to find that special tool to lock the crank pulley.

Any help really appreciated.

Ken

Last edited by KWitcher; 09/27/18 08:17 PM.

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Re: Lock Engine to Pull Crank Bolt [Re: KWitcher] #1104583
09/29/18 03:24 AM
09/29/18 03:24 AM
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Try removing the transmission bellhousing inspection cover and block the ring gear. Fill the pistons with air using a manifold and air through the spark plug holes...this is not a serious suggestion. Can't think of any other methods, short of air tools.


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Re: Lock Engine to Pull Crank Bolt [Re: rxinhed] #1104584
10/03/18 07:54 PM
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i use a chain wrench on the pulley to stop everything from moving. be sure to use a section of old fan belt in the groove to avoid damage.


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Re: Lock Engine to Pull Crank Bolt [Re: KWitcher] #1104585
10/04/18 01:20 AM
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Would an impact wrench (air or electric) work? Maybe it could back the bolt out without causing the crank and pistons to rotate.


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