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Crankshaft pulley is hard to turn by hand

Changed oil pan gasket and put crankshaft pulley back on and now car wont turn over. when i try to turn the crankshaft pulley it kinda like a shudder turn. it will rotate about an inch then stop then rotate another inch and thats all it does. is this normal?

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Yes that is normal, the pistons come up and the pressure in the cylinder causes resistance. Go online and read how a 4 stroke gas or diesel engine works

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SOURCE: To change the oil pan gasket in a 93 Tercel

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SOURCE: cant get the crankshaft pulley off

It's most likely right hand thread. You will have to use a large breaker bar to get enought leverage to remove this nut. Or you can use what ever you have and place a steel pipe on the end of it for extra leverage. If it doesn't budge, you may have to soak it in penetrating oil, and use an impact wrench. Make sure you remove the large washer under the nut "before" you remove pulley.

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SOURCE: 2002 Jaguar X-Type Oil Pan Gasket replacement

have you smashed the sump ??never seen one leak yet?? sure its not the front or rear end oil seals ??..sounds like you have the sub frame in the way ,evan if you remove this bolt you will not be able to drop the sump without removing or lowering the sub frame assembly as the oil pick up pipe stops you from removing the sump in situe.Its not difficult to drop sub frame just time consuming

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Chevy Cavalier Oil leak

Replacing an oil pan gasket on a car shouldn't be too difficult for you, say, about an hour or two. As long as you follow some simple guidelines, the leak should be eliminated. Improper tightening or seating of the gasket material can defeat the purpose of your work. Grab a Haynes manual, or a tech guide for your vehicle, and have it handy.

I would suggest tracking the oil leak to ensure that it's not your front seal on your crankshaft. The amount of oil that you describe sounds like a bit much for an undisturbed oil pan gasket.

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SOURCE: Oil leak - looks to be crankshaft or camshaft issue

it can be replaced sounds like just the front seal.

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