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1995 dodge extension stuck in crankshaft bolt hole

When replacing the water pump in my car, i had to take all the belts off. When i removed the harmonic balancer ihad to use a bolt with the puller i used. the bolt wasn't long enough so i put an screwdriver extension behind it.biggest mistake cause when i got the balancer off i noticed that the extension had shroomed and now is stuck!!!!!

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SOURCE: removing harmonic balancer on 96 regal 3.8

YES YOU DO HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIAL ADAPTER FOR THE NORMAL BALLANCER PULLER. NAPA HAS THE TOOL AND THE # IS BK700-2461. ONCE AGAIN THE ADAPTER IS USED WITH THE BALLANCER PULLER YOU ALREADY HAD. YOU HAVE TO SCREW THE EXTENSIONS INTO THE BALLANCER AND INSERT ANOTHER EXTENSION INTO THE CRANKSHAFT TO GET THE OLD ONE OFF. WHY G.M. DID THAT TO US IS STILL A MYSTERY.

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SOURCE: 95 buick lesabre crankshaft pulley removal

i had used three bolts they have to be 6mm thik and like about 6 inches long then you install some flat washers by the head and use a regular crank pulley remover, you'll see three little holes inside the groevs at front side of pulley and there is where you install the bolts

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Remove the harmonic balancer without a puller?

You can try simply wiggling the balancer and see if you get lucky. A few taps with a rubber mallet may convince it to come free. Worst case get the kit. You should not need to remove the radiator. Do make sure that you have the engine blocked so you don't lose your timing mark placement.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: What is the trick to removing the harmonic balancer on a stratus

Theres no trick. It has to be cocked or something from all the pulling. Try tapping it back on, use spraylube on the crank and try again. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: front crankshaft seal, 1989 hilux

Hello,

Yes, it's possible to change the seal after removing the balancer.
If the balancer shows signs of scratching, wear at the place of the seal, change that part too!

To remove the old seal, drill 2 small opposite holes in the seal flange ( there is metal in it ).
Screw 2 (parker) screws in the holes, so you can pull the seal out gently.
Grease the new seals' inner race, and put some sealant paste to the external race.
Push it back in place with a wooden piece ( drill a hole in the center for the crankshaft end )
Grease the outher race of the balancer. This will help the seal come gently into place.

Good luck!

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts, then remove the accessory drive belt is necessary.
  3. Disconnect the wiring to the crankshaft position sensor. Remove the sensor mounting bolt, then remove the sensor.
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This is found on the autozone.com website.

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See Figures 3 through 7
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Place a large drain pan under the radiator drain plug. Drain and properly contain the engine coolant.

This procedure requires removing the engine timing belt and the auto tensioner. To help assure proper alignment at assembly, it may be helpful to set the engine at TDC on No. 1 compression stroke. This should align all timing marks on the crankshaft sprocket and both camshaft sprockets.
  1. Remove the accessory drive belts and crankshaft damper.
  2. Remove the right engine mount. This requires safely supporting the engine with a floor jack and wood block so the mount can be removed.
  3. Remove the timing belt covers.
  4. Remove the timing belt and tensioner.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the water pump mounting bolts


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Fig. Fig. 4: Pull the water pump assembly off of the engine and inlet pipe


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Fig. Fig. 5: Open the water pump housing and examine for cracks or damage


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Fig. Fig. 6: Replace the water pump housing gasket using a scraper tool


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Fig. Fig. 7: Always keep the water pump's mounting bolts lined up with their correct mounting holes

  1. Remove the water pump mounting bolts.
  2. Separate the water pump from the water inlet pipe and remove the pump.

To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean all sealing surfaces. Inspect the pump for damage or cracks, signs of coolant leakage at the vent, and excessive looseness or rough turning bearings. Any problems require a new pump.
  2. Install a new O-ring on the water inlet pipe. Wet the O-ring with water to make installation easier. DO NOT use oil or grease on the O-ring.
  3. Install a new gasket on the water pump and fit the pump inlet opening over the water pipe. Press the assembly together to force the pipe into the water pump.
  4. Install the water pump-to-engine bolts and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  5. Install the timing belt and timing belt tensioner. Set the timing belt tension.
  6. Install the timing belt covers. Install the right engine mount. Remove the floor jack and engine block from underneath the engine.
  7. Install the crankshaft damper.
  8. Install the accessory drive belts and set to the proper tension.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10. Fill and bleed the engine cooling system.
  11. Start the engine and verify proper operation, with no leaks

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Place a large drain pan under the radiator drain plug. Drain and properly
    contain the engine coolant.
    NOTE: This procedure requires removing the engine timing belt
    and the auto tensioner. To help assure proper alignment at assembly, it may be
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  3. Remove the accessory drive belts and crankshaft damper.
  4. Remove the right engine mount. This requires safely supporting the engine
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  5. Remove the timing belt covers.
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    Fig. 3: Remove the water pump mounting bolts
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    Fig. 4: Pull the water pump assembly off of the engine and
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    Fig. 7: Always keep the water pump's mounting bolts lined up
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Instructions Things You'll Need:
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  • Socket set
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  7. Pry off the access plug from the upper part of the timing belt cover using a small standard screwdriver.

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  10. Look through the cover access hole. If you see another timing mark on the camshaft sprocket aligned with the mark on the inner belt cover, cylinder number 1 is at Top Dead Center (TDC). If not, rotate the crankshaft one complete turn again and check for the alignment marks.

  11. Removing the Timing Belt
  12. Unscrew the four mounting bolts and the Phillips screw next to the access plug from the timing belt cover using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket and Phillips screwdriver.

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1989–92 VEHICLES
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the serpentine belt and timing belt cover.
  3. Loosen the water pump bolts and release tension with tool J–33039 or equivalent.
  4. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  5. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  6. Carefully lower the vehicle, then remove the timing belt. Fig. 11: Exploded view of the timing belt assembly — 1989–92 OHC engines 87953118.gif
    To install:
  7. Turn the crankshaft and the camshaft gears clockwise to align the timing marks on the gears with the timing marks on the rear cover.
  8. Install the timing belt, making sure the portion between the camshaft gear and crankcase gear is in tension.
  9. Using tool J–33039 or equivalent, turn the water pump eccentric clockwise until the tensioner contacts the high torque stop. Tighten the water pump screws slightly.
  10. Turn the engine by the crankshaft gear bolt 720°to fully seat the belt into the gear teeth.
  11. Turn the water pump eccentric counterclockwise until the hole in the tensioner arm is aligned with the hole in the base.
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  13. Install the crankshaft pulley, timing belt cover and the serpentine drive belt.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable, then partially drain and recover the cooling system.
  2. Remove the coolant recovery reservoir.
  3. If equipped, remove the A/C belt.
  4. Remove the serpentine belt.
  5. Disconnect the evaporative emission pipe assembly.
  6. Remove the crankshaft pulley assembly.
  7. As outlined earlier, remove the timing belt front cover.
  8. Align the marks on the crankshaft sprocket with the marks on the rear timing belt cover by rotating the crankshaft.
  9. Loosen the water pump retaining bolts, and release the tension with tool J 33039-A or equivalent.
  10. Carefully lower the vehicle, then remove the timing belt. Fig. 12: Timing belt installation and tightening specifications — 1993–94 2.0L OHC engines 87953119.gif
    To install:
  11. Turn the crankshaft and camshaft gears clockwise to align the timing marks on the gears with the timing marks on the rear cover.
  12. Install the timing belt, making sure that the portion between the camshaft gear and crankshaft gear is in tension.
  13. Using tool J 33039-A, or equivalent adjustment tool, turn the coolant pump eccentric clockwise until the tensioner arm contacts the high torque stop. Tighten the water pump screws slightly.
  14. Turn the engine by the crankshaft gear bolt 720°clockwise to fully seat the belt into the gear teeth.
  15. Turn the coolant pump eccentric counter clockwise until the hole in the tensioner arm is aligned with the hole in the base. This must be done with the engine at room temperature, approximately 68°F (20°C).
  16. Tighten the water pump screws while checking that the tensioner holes remain as adjusted as in step 15.
  17. As outlined earlier, install the timing belt cover.
  18. Install the crankshaft pulley.
  19. Connect the evaporative emission pipe assembly.
  20. Install the serpentine drive belt and the A/C belt (if equipped).
  21. Install the coolant recovery reservoir.
  22. Properly fill the cooling system, then connect the negative battery cable.
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Aug 11, 2010 | 1992 Pontiac Sunbird

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