Crank pulley removal

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DAVE HOWARD
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  • 1995 ISUZU TROOPER
  • 3.2L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 169,000 MILES
I got the bolt out with an impact wrench. Came out easy, one trigger pull. Now I need to get the pulley off, seems stuck. Any suggestions? Help?
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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 AT 4:51 PM

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Tiny
HEYMAN1104
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It is probably stuck on from years of heating and cooling combined with plain old rusting into place. I believe that you need a tool like this one: http://www.autozone.com/test-scan-and-specialty-tools/harmonic-balancer-puller/comp-cams-two-in-one-harmonic-balancer-puller-and-installation-tool/892664_0_0

The good news is I think AutoZone will rent/loan it out.
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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 AT 6:44 PM
Tiny
DAVE HOWARD
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I am using a pulley puller. Got it about 1/2" out. Think I need a larger puller.
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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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Yeah from what I can find out it should come out with the pulley puller. So it is definitely possible that you just need a bigger one. Or maybe you can substitute something in to use as a spacer, effectively making your puller bigger. Probably safer to just get the bigger puller though.
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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
DAVE HOWARD
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Thanks, was using a 6" puller. Going to get me an 8" and back to the drawing board.
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Thursday, June 15th, 2017 AT 9:56 AM
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KEN
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Please let us know what happens :)

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
DAVE HOWARD
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I got it out with the 8" pulley. Put the water pump in and now am having some trouble getting the timing belt back on. Have all the marks lined up and clipped. Have the belt on the crank pulley and trying to get it over the tensioner pulley. Took the tensioner back out and will retry to get the belt and tensioner back on. Very little slack in the belt.
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017 AT 11:00 AM
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KEN
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Hello,

Make sure the new and old belt are the same size. The belt should go on without too much trouble, it sounds like you may have got the wrong one.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, June 19th, 2017 AT 10:02 AM
Tiny
DAVE HOWARD
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I got it on with a bunch of pulling, a pry bar on the tensioner pulley, a little rethreading, a few tightened here and there. Got the pulley bolt in finally. Feels snug, marks in the right spots.
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Monday, June 19th, 2017 AT 8:20 PM
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KEN
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, June 19th, 2017 AT 9:09 PM
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DAVE HOWARD
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Any tips on getting the crank pulley back in? It's a heavy beast with a thick bolt and coarse threads, has a keyway. Thanks for the help.
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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 AT 10:14 AM
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KEN
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Hello,

Yes, put the pulley in the over at 200 degrees F. Once warm it should go on the crankshaft easier. You will need gloves to take it out of the oven and to install it back onto the car.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 AT 11:12 AM

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