I removed the water pump (not an easy job) and it was destroyed (the impeller inside.) I got another one and changed it, tried to start the car, but no dice. I then pulled a spark plug and using a flashlight I saw antifreeze on top of the piston. I am now in the process of removing the heads with the engine in the car. I am now trying to remove the accessory crankshaft pulley and cannot get it loose. I tried using a 24mm open end wrench on the inside bolt (would not budge), then put a 34 mm impact socket on the huge nut on the front of the pulley and used my impact wrench to no avail. According to the manual the pulley has left-handed threads so I have been of course been turning it clockwise to try to loosen it. I thought about maybe heating the crankshaft dampener that attaches to the crankshaft but am afraid of burning up any rubber on it. I would sure appreciate any suggestions.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 AT 9:31 PM