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How do I get the crankshaft sprocket off?


chucklesas
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110123 posted 07/28/04 12:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've been taking the impact to what I believe to be a bolt that helps hold that crank sprocket on. It ain't budging. Do I just need to get more leverage on it or something? It's a regular thread right, not reverse? Help me, what are your little tips and secrets for this.

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14bCrazy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110124 posted 07/28/04 12:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The only thing that holds the crank pulley on is the 4 12mm bolts. The big bolt in the middle is to take all of the timing belt stuff off.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110125 posted 07/28/04 12:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The crank pulley is held on with the 4 little bolts, the crank sprocket is held on with the one big bolt in the middle. I have one of the dejon tools holders (held in place by the four bolts on the crank pulley, then wedges against the drive shaft. Then I put a big socket wrench on the bolt (with an extender bar) and break it loose. The bolts is normal threaded.

The vfaq has a tip to use the engine starter to loosen the bolt. See step 14 http://www.vfaq.com/mods/timingbelt-1G.html

Dejon Tools crank holder: http://www.dejontool.com/dsm-misc.htm

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14bCrazy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110126 posted 07/28/04 01:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Or take off the oil pan and use a 2x4 to hold the crank in place [Big Grin] and wrench away!!!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110127 posted 07/28/04 01:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i believe he is talking about the sprockets not the balancer. just jam something in the flywheel teeth and use a breaker bar to take the bolt off. it is not reverse threaded. pb blaster might help you out if you cant get it.

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slowpokin699
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110128 posted 07/28/04 01:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by 14bCrazy:
Or take off the oil pan and use a 2x4 to hold the crank in place [Big Grin] and wrench away!!!

that would work! i think thats what i did actually.

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14bCrazy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110129 posted 07/28/04 02:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I know it works thats what I ended up doing.

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chucklesas
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110130 posted 07/28/04 03:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Alright, I made my own sprocket tool. So now that I have the cover off and the balance shafts out, how do I get the bearings out? Not really much room to get in there. Do they pound out only one way.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110131 posted 07/28/04 03:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Or if you're feeling adventureous you could put a 1/2" breaker bar w/socket on the crank bolt, wedge it against the garage floor and bump the starter over to crack it free. The first time I did this on my car I was VERY nervous that I'd wreck something, but I've performed it successfully on 3 cars now. Scares the life out of the owner though if it's the first time they've seen it done this way. [Big Grin]

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chucklesas
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110132 posted 07/28/04 04:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is a newer engine that I bought. Hanging from an engine hoist, and the balance shafts were supposed to have been removed already... [Roll Eyes]

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slowpokin699
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110133 posted 07/28/04 04:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
removing balance shafts is kinda fun.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110134 posted 07/28/04 06:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Note to self: Pisces will not be working on my car.

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Matticus
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110135 posted 07/28/04 07:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by pisces:
Or if you're feeling adventureous you could put a 1/2" breaker bar w/socket on the crank bolt, wedge it against the garage floor and bump the starter over to crack it free. The first time I did this on my car I was VERY nervous that I'd wreck something, but I've performed it successfully on 3 cars now. Scares the life out of the owner though if it's the first time they've seen it done this way. [Big Grin]

That's how I did it. Scared the shit out of me doing it, but worked like a charm.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110136 posted 07/28/04 08:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by Matticus:
quote:
Originally posted by pisces:
Or if you're feeling adventureous you could put a 1/2" breaker bar w/socket on the crank bolt, wedge it against the garage floor and bump the starter over to crack it free. The first time I did this on my car I was VERY nervous that I'd wreck something, but I've performed it successfully on 3 cars now. Scares the life out of the owner though if it's the first time they've seen it done this way. [Big Grin]

That's how I did it. Scared the shit out of me doing it, but worked like a charm.
Worked for me also.

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keydiver
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110137 posted 07/28/04 08:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You only need to remove the two FRONT bearings. I used a big socket to drive the outer one out. And, you turn the balance shaft around backwards to drive the inner one out. Actually, now that I think about it, when I did #880 last week I used the balance shaft to drive the outer bearing out too. I had it on enough of an angle that it dug into the bearing enough to drive it out. If the new bearings have an oiling hole in them, be sure to turn them so the hole doesn't line up with the oil journal in the block.
This is all covered in the VFAQ, by the way. [Wink]

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110138 posted 07/28/04 08:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
back to work! [Razz] [Devil] [Razz] [Devil]

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chucklesas
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110139 posted 07/28/04 08:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by keydiver:
This is all covered in the VFAQ, by the way. [Wink]

Grrrr, I must have missed it while reading through. Thanks, I'll have to try that in the morning when I get off work.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110140 posted 07/29/04 09:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Turn the front balance shaft around and push the bearings out with it (see vfaq)
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keydiver
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110141 posted 07/29/04 11:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
quote:
Originally posted by number3:
back to work! [Razz] [Devil] [Razz] [Devil]

Hey, I got 2 of them done last night! If I could just stop working on cars for a little while.... [Razz]

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howard
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110142 posted 07/29/04 12:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I also do the starter bump to loosen stuck crank sprockets. It scares most people but works great with a quick quick bump.

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AWDnot2
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110143 posted 07/29/04 02:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I also use the starter bump. It's quick and works every time. I always re-install with blue loc-tite so I don’t have to tighten the S%$T out of it.

Note: He did state sprocket and not the pulley [Razz]

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Romanova
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110144 posted 07/30/04 04:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So you put the socket on it and have the handle of the breaker bar running towards the front of the car, correct?
Do you remove the MPI fuse so the car won't start?

Thanks!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 110145 posted 07/30/04 05:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
quote:
Originally posted by Romanova:
So you put the socket on it and have the handle of the breaker bar running towards the front of the car, correct?
Do you remove the MPI fuse so the car won't start?

Thanks!

towards the back of the car.

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