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Crankshaft pulley removal

I havea 99 mitsubishi eclipse Non-turbo and my timing belt broke on it and i need to get the pulley off to replace it.. i have literally tryed everything to get the pulley off and nothing has worked so far.. i need help with this please if you have any suggestions or ideas that will work please tell me..
i have used a 3 prong pulley remover to get it off but still nothing also i tried heating it up and removing it but still nothing.

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  • Slimshady275 Sep 15, 2008

    i have tried that and still no luck on my part.. i mean is there anything else that could make it **** like it is because i have literally bent bolts and rods trying to get this thing off.

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You need a 2 or three jaw puller.This picture shows it being done with the 3 jaw.But it can be done with a 2 jaw...Good Luck!!!!
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  • travis campbell Sep 15, 2008

    I am going to assume you have removed the crankshaft bolt?...When you install the puller,make sure the end of the puller bolt (where it touchs the crankshaft) is not going to make contact with the threads in the snout of the crankshaft. I usually reinstall the crankshaft bolt about 6 or 8 threads and put the puller bolt against it.( just remember to pull the balancer off a little at a time and then loosen the crankshaft bolt a little more,each time you bottom out) Install the puller and tighten the center forcing bolt,very tight.But not so tight as to strip it out..Then take a hammer and beat straight in on the head of the puller bolt.Like you were trying to drive the puller bolt into the front of the crankshaft.(remember you have the crankshaft bolt between the puller and crankshaft,so you wont harm the threads) Good solid blows..Then retighten the puller bolt and repeat with the hammer.Keep doing this until you can continuaslly turn the puller bolt and remove the harmonic balancer......This works for me on the bishi motors,every time...Good Luck....

  • Bigjohnimpor Jun 17, 2011

    I have come to the end game. I went to the auto part store and got a new pulley and just cut off the old. I didn't have time for the games

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