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Can not remove crank shaft pulley bolt

I have a 1990 Acura Legend....I am trying to replace the timing belt and can't get the crank shaft pulley bolt off....I heard there is a special tool I'm sapose to use....Do you happen to have a picture of one? ect.???? Thank you so much for your time.... .. Badly seeking help,
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Im a macanic for 25 year be carefull when doing what im gonna tell you use a socket that fit the crank bolt use a bar that gonna fit the socketthe bar need to touch the ground go inside the car crank the starter 1 shot but i can tell you enough to be carefull or if you got air use pneumatic air gun with chisel with percussion it should come off that owe we do it

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