Crankshaft pulley bolt

Tiny
AIRDALE1952
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  • 1993 GEO STORM
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 230,000 MILES
Is the bolt in the center of the crankshaft pulley right hand or left hand thread for a 1993 Geo storm 1.6L engine?
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 1:33 PM

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Tiny
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What motor is it?
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 2:01 PM
Tiny
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Its a 1.6 liter SOHC 4 cylinder 1993 Geo Storm
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
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If you are looking at the pulley, the engine turns clockwise.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 2:41 PM
Tiny
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Did you ask this question before?
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
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Not to my knowledge.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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Its been over 10 Years since the pulley was replaced, by NAPA mechanics.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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Something wrong with pulley? Or is this preventative maintenance? Someone recently asked the same question.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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Having problems getting bolt off. To change the timing belt you must remove the crankshaft pulley. I believe the nice folks at NAPA probably used some sort of locktite.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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If they did it would possibly indicate right hand thread? Since the direction of rotation favors the logical choice of self tightening left hand thread? Left hand is really rare anyway. The cost alone would probably prohibit it in any low price car.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:02 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your advice. Its just being a monster. Maybe some heat, vibration, and PB Blaster. Also some good ole sweat. Once again thanks for the tip.
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 AT 12:32 AM

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