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How To Remove Auto Harmonic Balance Pulley Bolt

Removing this highly torqued bolt can be done safely and easily by this simple method. Remove a spark plug and feed a length of common clothes line rope into the cylinder until it fills the space between the cylinder head and the spark plug opening. Leave sufficient amount of remaining rope outside of the opening in order to retrieve it later. Apply pressure to the wrench and the bolt in the direction for removal. As you apply pressure, the cylinder head will press against the rope until it stops movement of the cam shaft and engine without damage to the cylinder head. By preventing the engine from turning and further movement, you may then apply enough torque to loosen the bolt. Care should be exercised to observe all safety precautions otherwise required.

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Removing the engine crank pulley bolt requires a high amount of applied torque and often results in turning the engine before the bolt can be loosened. The safest way to keep the engine from turning is a follows: remove a spark plug and feed a length of clothes line rope into the cylinder until it can take no more of the rope. At this point you will be able to apply the amount of torque you need to loosen the bolt safely and the engine will no longer move while you are applying torque because the cylinder will come in contact with the cushion of rope and stop turning, preventing any risk of damage to your engine. This will work nicely with any engine and with any number of cylinders.

Dec 27, 2014 | 1997 Hyundai Accent

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cant remove center bolt on harmonic balancer without turning engine


Removing the engine crank pulley bolt requires a high amount of applied torque and often results in turning the engine before the bolt can be loosened. The safest way to keep the engine from turning is a follows: remove a spark plug and feed a length of clothes line rope into the cylinder until it can take no more of the rope. At this point you will be able to apply the amount of torque you need to loosen the bolt safely and the engine will no longer move while you are applying torque because the cylinder will come in contact with the cushion of rope and stop turning, preventing any risk of damage to your engine. This will work nicely with any engine and with any number of cylinders.

Dec 31, 2013 | Chrysler Sebring Cars & Trucks

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where are soark plugs


Vehicles: 2000 Kia Sportage 4-cylinder 2.0L MFI DOHC 1998-2002

They're hidden underneath the coil cover, which is partially obscured by the accelerator cable bracket, which is obstructed by the air intake.

They're accessed from the top of the engine.

If you don't have a compressed air line to blow dirt away from around the plugs before removing them, one may blow through a plastic drinking straw (while closing eyes), or use a can of compressed air (with a little red plastic straw) sold for use cleaning computer PC boards/keyboards.

Where the manual (below) says "carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head", you may consider one or another of a couple of experienced mechanic's tricks (used to avoid cross-threading the plug thus damaging the head):
trick 1: start plug by putting plug onto the end of a piece of stiff-ish hose, and
start the threads by gently turning the end of the hose. Once plug has
safely started turning into its threads, switch to a spark plug socket.
trick 2: use the spark plug socket, but carefully start the plug by gently
turning the plug COUNTER-clockwise, until the plug drops a hair - at this
point you know you've found the start of the first thread. Then gently thread
the plug in clockwise.
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Spark Plugs - Removal & Installation

WARNING
Do not attempt to remove spark plugs when the engine is hot.

(1) Disconnect the negative battery cable.
(2) Remove the air intake hose assembly.
(3) Remove the accelerator cable bracket.
(4) Remove the six bolts and coil cover from cylinder head cover.
(5) Remove the four bolts and the two coils from the cover.
(6) Disconnect the high tension leads from the spark plugs by twisting the boot and removing.
(7) Use compressed air to remove any dirt from around the spark plug hole.
(8) Make sure the spark plug socket fits squarely on the spark plug, and then remove.
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To install:

(1) Be sure the spark plug gap is set to 0.039-0.043 in. (0.98-1.09mm).
(2) Apply anti-seize compound or light lubricating oil (WD-40 or 3-in-1) to the spark plug threads.
(3) Carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head and torque to 11-17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
(4) Reconnect high tension leads to the spark plugs.
(5) Install the two ignition coils and torque four mounting bolts to 14-19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
(6) Install the coil cover and secure with six bolts
(7) Install the accelerator cable bracket.
(8) Reconnect the air intake hose assembly
(9) Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Dec 02, 2011 | 2000 Kia Sportage

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removing the spark plugs


Purchase the replacement set and lay the wires out. Remove only one wire at a time and match the length with the new wires and use the one which is the same length. Install that wire and repeat this method for the remaining wires.

Apr 03, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

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how to change spark plugs on a 4cyl 2005 kia sportage


Inspection
Inspect the spark plug tip for wear and damage. If the tip is covered with carbon, replace the plug. Do not drop or shock the spark plug. If the ceramic body is broken replace the plug.


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Fig. Spark plug inspection points


Removal & Installation
WARNING Do not attempt to remove spark plugs when the engine is hot.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the air intake hose assembly.
  3. Remove the accelerator cable bracket.
  4. Remove the six bolts and coil cover from cylinder head cover.
  5. Remove the four bolts and the two coils from the cover.
  6. Disconnect the high tension leads from the spark plugs by twisting the boot and removing.
  7. Use compressed air to remove any dirt from around the spark plug hole.
  8. Make sure the spark plug socket fits squarely on the spark plug, and then remove.
To install:
  1. Be sure the spark plug gap is set to 0.039-0.043 in. (0.98-1.09mm).
  2. Apply anti-seize compound to the spark plug threads.
  3. Carefully install the spark plug into the cylinder head and torque to 11-17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  4. Reconnect high tension leads.
  5. Install the two ignition coils and torque four mounting bolts to 14-19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
  6. Install the coil cover and secure with six bolts
  7. Install the accelerator cable bracket.
  8. Reconnect the air intake hose assembly.
  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

Have a nice day. Good luck (remember rated this help)

Mar 05, 2010 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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