1996 Dodge Neon how to remove the harmonic balancer pulley

Tiny
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  • 1996 DODGE NEON
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1996 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

We have used the 3 prong puller but it wasn't budging and now it seized up. Is there something that needs to be removed before or are we using the wrong kind of puller?
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 11:35 AM

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Tiny
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Did you remove the big crankshaft bolt?
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 11:50 AM
Tiny
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Yes we did.
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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Make sure the screw jack is not in interference with the balancer. So get a good pull even on all three bolts then tap the top of the screw jack. Sometimes it maybe necessary to heat the center of balancer.
Good luck
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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When you say three prong pull does this thing have arms and hook around the outside of balancer?
If so wrong puller you need an harmonic puller it bolts to balancer in those bolt holes in the center. Auto Zone can rent, you will never get it off with a bearing puller.
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 2:26 PM
Tiny
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Yea we are using a 3 jaw puller, the only problem is the pulley doesn't have bolt holes.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/218786_IMG_3425_1.jpg

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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 2:40 PM
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_puller_chry_2.jpg

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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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Thats exactly what we have and how we r doing it. Thanks
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 3:04 PM
Tiny
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We may have to try heating up the balancer
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 3:07 PM
Tiny
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Are using a rod in the center check the picture I sent it has a rod in where the center bolt was removed
and it longer then the bolt that was removed
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Saturday, July 26th, 2008 AT 7:31 PM

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