PDA

View Full Version : 5sfe crankshaft pulley JAMMED on



pytrbob
02-18-2013, 02:05 AM
Sorry if this question has been addressed, I searched and couldn't find anything pertaining to my situation:

I've encountered a stuck crankshaft pulley AFTER I got my head off for replacement due to a failed water pump and warpage. Long story on that one but problem remains. I've tried a breaker bar against the screwdriver the Haynes recommends to use and all I've done is bend 3 screwdrivers. The BGB is missing the pages I would need to refer to, the 2 impact guns I've tried (pneumatic and electric) haven't worked and I am pulling my hair out on this one.

Question(s):
Would I have to put my head back on to try the starter trick or would it spin it anyway?

Are there any tricks to use if I do need to reinstall the head first?

I'm used to old-ass GMC far more than computer-controlled anything and I don't want to break anything, and I'm hoping to have as much work done as possible before I have to put it all back together.

Thanks in advance!

KoreanJoey
02-18-2013, 03:03 AM
Starter trick doesn't need a head....

KoreanJoey
02-18-2013, 03:07 AM
You can also invest in a chain wrench to hold the crank pulley.

Like:

http://www.toolking.com/media/catalog/product/C/r/Crescent_CW12H_Chain_Wrench.jpg

Car_Barn_Bandit
02-18-2013, 03:16 AM
I used a chain wrench wrapped around an old belt on the pulley so as to not damage it. Used a cheater bar on the wrench and put it into the shop floor. Crankshaft bolt came off.

CriScO
02-18-2013, 03:46 AM
Starter trick doesn't need a head....
^ This. Mine wouldn't come off with an impact either, starter trick blasted it off first crank.

schnee
03-21-2013, 12:18 AM
You don't need the head on
Any decent pipe over the bar and just tap the starter to crack it loose. IMHO Haynes manual is useless
Make sure there's no pets, kids etc nearbly as I've seen bars fly around before
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr292/_MrMagoo/Cars/Toyota%20Celica/Cambelt-oil%20pump%20pics/P7230002.jpg

The pulley itself is pulled off like so -
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr292/_MrMagoo/Cars/Toyota%20Celica/Cambelt-oil%20pump%20pics/P7230004a.jpg
Any other method and you are likely to damage the pulley ribs

Always use impact sockets (6 point), they are kinder on your bolts and also don't slip off as easy
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr292/_MrMagoo/Cars/Tools/PA210004.jpg

Here's an article I wrote on the subject and some tips on how to put it all back together properly -
Luckily the FE is a lot easier than the GE/TE
http://www.st162.net/forum/showthread.php?3376-JDM-TEMS-Corona-162-2-amp-4-door-and-many-more-jdm-oddities&p=66847&viewfull=1#post66847

Luni
03-21-2013, 11:47 PM
If you absolutely cant get the starter trick to work or whatever, you can pull the oil pan off and wedge something between the crank and block side and torque the bolt off.

Keep in mind this method has its own safety/engine concerns, but Ive had to resort to it before.

4thgenceli
03-21-2013, 11:57 PM
I've used the starter trick before twice. It's really nice. Get a nice long breaker bar, stick it on there, wedge it on the concrete floor and literally just blip it. It'll snap right off.

KoreanJoey
03-23-2013, 03:06 PM
If you absolutely cant get the starter trick to work or whatever, you can pull the oil pan off and wedge something between the crank and block side and torque the bolt off.

Keep in mind this method has its own safety/engine concerns, but Ive had to resort to it before.

Why the fuck would you have to do this? Why wouldn't you just buy a damn chain wrench?

Luni
03-27-2013, 01:20 AM
Because I had the pan off anyway.

Because I was in a remote area where I didnt have access to a fucking tool store or a chain wrench. Dont judge me hooker. Ill kill you!

KoreanJoey
03-27-2013, 08:35 AM
I only judge you because you're a cum dumpster.