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How do i remove the crank pulley on my cruiser to remove the cylinder head

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Be more specific. The crank pulley is not on the cylinder head.

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SOURCE: Crankshaft pulley removal - no clearance between frame!

Put a jack under the engine. Loosen the upper engine mount bolts and lower the engine until you have enough clearance.

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Do have to take off crank shafts pulley off to replace water pump on 97 Isuzu rodeo

wow the rare post that tells the job, waterpump off. bravo !
which engine? nobody ever posts, what engine they have,
you can log in and read it your self, on any car and engine

or ill guess engine,
so i guess
2.2L (chapter engine cooling, pump off)

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Radiator hose
    • Accessory drive belt
    • Front cover
    • Timing belt. Refer to the Timing Belt procedure.
    • Water pump
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Upper radiator hose
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now the timing belt.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect PCV hose from cylinder head cover.
  3. Remove the air intake duct.
  4. Remove the left side ground cable from cylinder head cover and disconnect ground cable connector on the left side wheel arch. Remove right side ground cable from generator stay and disconnect ground cable connector on the right side wheel arch.
  5. Disconnect the 3 (black, green and blue colors) engine wire harness connectors from chassis harness of left rear side of compartment.
  6. Disconnect the cooling fan wire harness connector from cooling fan on left side top of fan shroud.
  7. Use a wrench to rotate the drive belt tensioner as shown to remove drive belt.
  8. Remove PCV hose from cylinder block.
  9. Remove intake duct stay from cylinder head.
  10. Remove two bolts for remove ignition cable cover from cylinder head cover.
  11. Disconnect ignition cable from ignition plug.
  12. Disconnect camshaft position sensor harness and crankshaft angle sensor harness from behind generator.
  13. Remove the 4 bolts, then remove the crankshaft pulley.
  14. Remove timing belt front cover.
  15. Loosen the timing belt rear cover bolts as shown in the accompanying figure, then remove the camshaft angle sensor.
  16. end cover off. (belt)
  17. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  18. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  19. Using a box-end wrench on the drive belt adjuster, turn the adjuster clockwise and remove the drive belt.
  20. From the left rear of the engine compartment, disconnect the 3 electrical connectors from the chassis harness.
  21. Remove the crankshaft pulley-to-crankshaft bolts and remove the pulley.
  22. From the front of the engine, remove the nut and the engine harness cover.
  23. Remove the timing belt cover.
  24. Rotate the crankshaft to position the timing marks at Top Dead Center (TDC) of the No. 1 cylinder's compression stroke.

  25. Remove the timing belt tensioner adjusting bolt and the tensioner from the engine.
  26. Remove the timing belt.
bingo the belts off, pump is exposed.
now the 3.2. im going to skip the v6
but there is one step that varies, per your question , that pulley
Use tool No. J-8614-01, or a suitable pulley holding tool to remove the crankshaft pulley center bolt. Remove the crankshaft pulley.

righty tighty-lefty loosey, or RHT, right hand threads.

on the 3.2/3.5L v6 the center bolts comes off.
and this

Install the crankshaft pulley and tighten the pulley bolt to 123 ft. lbs. (167 Nm).

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show a nice list of ways, some work others dont.
depends on exact engine in question, not stated once.
fly wheel lock.
DIY tool on front bolts.

i usually just make my own tool, with angle iron
some use a chain wrench, (making a nice ugly mess)
Install the crankshaft pulley and tighten the pulley bolt to 123 ft. lbs.

so post back with engine size and trans type. so we can really help
above is wild guessing and to show tip of ice berg, timing belt issues, ever done one before on this engine? T belt??????
the v6 looks like this....on more wild guess.


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I would remove the crank pulley . this timing set up must be correct. you are trying to take a short cut but i would not advise that.
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The three jaw pulley can then be installed so that it locks onto the three tabs in the center of the pulley. The center of the three jaw will then push on the bolt head and pull the pulley off.

OTC make a tool just for this, but a three jaw and a long bolt will do the job.

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