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There is one bolt that bumps up against a pulley. How do I remove the pulley to get the room I need to get the bolt out?

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If there is not a hole in the pulley that you can position in front of the bolt you need to revmove, then you'll have to get a special tool that clamps on the pulley hub and pulls it off. they look like this:

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