Hello, I'm Danny.
Here is the information you requested. Our repair guides show its the best way to replace the sensor by removing the harmonic balancer-pulley assembly altogether. I wouldn't recommend prying the pulley with a metal bar you mentioned so it won't get damaged. Here is a tutorial showing how to replace a crankshaft sensor:
I've attached picture steps below showing how to replace the crankshaft position sensor on your Chevy Venture. After replacement you will have to perform a relearn process which I've attached below as well. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 AT 5:15 AM