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2.3L ('83-'97) Crankshaft pulley removal


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I have never seen a crank pulley that looks like this.( file photo ). There are no holes to hook up a puller. Any ideas how to remove it?
 

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Yeah, they didn't think it ahead too much... thing is it "shouldn't" need a puller since it is a slip fit and uses the key on the crankshaft to take the shear load. If you have the crank bolt out/loose give it a couple taps on the belt grooves with a dead blow hammer, might help to put some oil on the crank snout (WD, PB, etc) and try to wiggle it off, if that doesn't work a big 3 jaw puller should do the trick, just put a little pressure on it and tap the belt groove with a dead blow hammer or a 2x4 and a regular hammer.
 

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Ok I will give it a try. Thanks
 

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Yeah, they didn't think it ahead too much... thing is it "shouldn't" need a puller since it is a slip fit and uses the key on the crankshaft to take the shear load. If you have the crank bolt out/loose give it a couple taps on the belt grooves with a dead blow hammer, might help to put some oil on the crank snout (WD, PB, etc) and try to wiggle it off, if that doesn't work a big 3 jaw puller should do the trick, just put a little pressure on it and tap the belt groove with a dead blow hammer or a 2x4 and a regular hammer.
Yeah, they didn't think it ahead too much... thing is it "shouldn't" need a puller since it is a slip fit and uses the key on the crankshaft to take the shear load. If you have the crank bolt out/loose give it a couple taps on the belt grooves with a dead blow hammer, might help to put some oil on the crank snout (WD, PB, etc) and try to wiggle it off, if that doesn't work a big 3 jaw puller should do the trick, just put a little pressure on it and tap the belt groove with a dead blow hammer or a 2x4 and a regular hammer.
Yeah, they didn't think it ahead too much... thing is it "shouldn't" need a puller since it is a slip fit and uses the key on the crankshaft to take the shear load. If you have the crank bolt out/loose give it a couple taps on the belt grooves with a dead blow hammer, might help to put some oil on the crank snout (WD, PB, etc) and try to wiggle it off, if that doesn't work a big 3 jaw puller should do the trick, just put a little pressure on it and tap the belt groove with a dead blow hammer or a 2x4 and a regular hammer.
Yeah, they didn't think it ahead too much... thing is it "shouldn't" need a puller since it is a slip fit and uses the key on the crankshaft to take the shear load. If you have the crank bolt out/loose give it a couple taps on the belt grooves with a dead blow hammer, might help to put some oil on the crank snout (WD, PB, etc) and try to wiggle it off, if that doesn't work a big 3 jaw puller should do the trick, just put a little pressure on it and tap the belt groove with a dead blow hammer or a 2x4 and a regular hammer.
Yeah, they didn't think it ahead too much... thing is it "shouldn't" need a puller since it is a slip fit and uses the key on the crankshaft to take the shear load. If you have the crank bolt out/loose give it a couple taps on the belt grooves with a dead blow hammer, might help to put some oil on the crank snout (WD, PB, etc) and try to wiggle it off, if that doesn't work a big 3 jaw puller should do the trick, just put a little pressure on it and tap the belt groove with a dead blow hammer or a 2x4 and a regular hammer.
I finally got a chance to work on getting that crank pulley off. You were Right! I removed the bolt with a impact and sprayed some penetrating oil through the bolt hole and gave the pulley a few taps with a dead blow hammer. I was really surprised that I just popped off. Thanks again for the great help.
 


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