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How do you stop engine from moving when loosening or torquring cr

I have a 2002 hyundai acent and im trying to loosen the crank bolt to remove pully and bottom cover. my manual said that bolt is torqed to 103-111 ft. lb. whats the methode to keep the crank from turning

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Ideally You need a Spacial tool That Holds the Flywheel But My Guess is you Dint Have that tool So You Need to Expose the Flywheel And Use a Extra Large FLATHEAD SCREWDRIVER , you must Poke it into the teeth of it and let it Rest against the Trans Case at the Same time Easier to do with a Helper Just Long Enough to Break the Pulley Bolt Loose. This Method Can Be Used Also to Tighten the Bolt. Good Luck on your Project

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2. Lift vehicle to remove the Right Front wheel (then remove 4 10mm bolts securing the plastic splash shield & remove it)
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