Honda Crank Pulley Bolt Remove



               Disclaimer: The following is provided as a GUIDE ONLY, and I do not take any responsibility for the outcomes of someone else doing the following. You follow these steps at your own risk!

Aim: Get that f@%king tight bolt off

Required: Air Compressor, Decent Air Impact Gun, ( or an Electric Impact Gun ). 17 or 19mm socket, 1/2 inch Breaker bar, Big ass bar.

There is no pics for this DIY, just a video. I felt you cant describe this in pictures.

This Method is based on you having Air Tools. If you find your self in you back yard with a cheep tool kit, donít bother, youíre just going to break a lot of tools. you need a compressor and an Air Impact ( Rattle ) Gun.

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Steps: 1 support the engine from the sump with a Jack, undo the top engine mount to allow the engine to be lowered so you can access the pulley.

Step: 2 remove the splash guard to gain access to the pulley.

Step: 3 first try to undo the crank bolt from with the rattle gun, you never know you might get lucky. you will soon find out that it tight.

Step: 4 place your socket on the breaker bar, place the socket and bar on the crank pulley, turn the engine anti clockwise till you hit compression stroke, stop turning when your fighting the compression. ( make sure your spark plugs are in. )

Step: 5 Allow your bar to swing ( ) downwards. make sure you have clear area around the low hanging swinging bar.

Step: 6 Using your jack handle or a piece of pipe, take a fair swing at your breaker bar. make sure the bar doesn't go air born. it may fall off, but it should just fall on the ground. BE CAREFUL HERE

Step: 7 Now use your rattle gun to try and undo the bolt. I sometimes wait till my compressor has finished compressing, as this is when I have the most power at my finger tips.

the bolt should now just come undone with the rattle gun. if it does not, repeat steps 6 and 7 till it does.

I have used this method for over 10 years and I am still using my original breaker bar, Iím not suggesting your breaker bar will not get damaged, but you don't need to whack the phyuck out of it. Still be prepared to break a tool.

just a quick note. Honda C series engines turn clockwise, so you can jam your breaker bar on the pulley and on a suspension component, and crank the car over ( so it wont fire up - REMOVE THE LEADS ) the breaker bar hits the suspension bits and stops there, the engine keeps turning and the bolt comes loose. DO NOT DO THIS on a NSX, as you could damage the aluminum bits and pieces around. Just use the correct tool to lock the pulley and undo the nut.

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Disclaimer: The following is provided as a GUIDE ONLY, I do Nottake any responsibility for the outcomes of someone else doing the following. You follow these steps at your own risk!













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