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How do you remove the vibration dampener on a 1987 Nissan Pathfinder (6-cyclinder)? This is so I can remove the bottom front timing belt cover to get to the water pump.

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Use a impact gun with a 27mm socket to remove the pulley nut. (tip:) after removing everything necessary to fit impact gun with out damaging anything. reattach tensioner pulley and belt to keep pulley from turning or needing a tool to hold the pulley.

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Get every thing out of your way that needs to be out of your way. figure a way out to hold the engine in place to get the crank pully bolt off wether it be with manual tranny and someone holding the brakes or if automatic you will need to hold the pully it self with something along the lines of a oil filter wrench like one with a chain that is adjustable this is what i use but you have to be sure not to damage the groves for the belt, a little nic or two will be ok. some cars have special tools to do the holding also. then take the bolt off. it will be tight so use good tools and you may have to use a cheater bar for leverage. and on assembly make sure everything is torqued to specs. the particular vehicle may require light duty lock tight on the pully bolt so check to make sure.

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