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Old 01-16-2016
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Crank pulley problem

Ok, moving right along with my timing belt replacement. I managed to take crank pulley bolt off after buying a 50 $ 400 Feet per watever. But now i cannot remove the actual pully. I rented a pully remover kit from autozone but the pulley has no cuts or threded holes on which grab with the pulley remover. The only holes the pully has is 3 lil holes all bunched up on one side of the pully. I am not even sure they are even threded. Before I go there and start prying on it and maybe [email protected]$# something up I thought I check with you guys. Any ideas?
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The bolt on the crank is usually very hard to get off, the pulley shouldn't be too hard, tap it a few times with rubber mallet or hammer with wood on pulley from various sides, then try to pull it off.

If there are no threaded holes for a steering wheel type puller then it won't have a balancer attached so you will need to use a "jaws" type puller.
It grips the back side of the pulley in 2 or 3 places with center bolt on to the crank.

The ones with balancer/damper will always have the threaded holes, since using "jaws" type pullers can damage balancer

Those 3 little holes are probably there to remove weight to balance the pulley.

Not sure on your year but you may want to pull out the Crank shaft position sensor before pulling out the pulley

Behind the pulley next to crank timing belt gear will be the belt guide, looks like just a large washer, don't forget to put that back on when reassembling or belt can work its way off

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Thanks for reply again Ron. After prying gently with a screw driver, I got back to auto zone and got a kit with a jaw like you said and it worked.
For anybody that reads this thred do not give up when coming up stuff like this. Sit back, drink a beer, bottom line do not give up.
I lined up everything, put the belt back on and I actually fired it up for 30 seconds and it ran good. Now I have to wait for the rain to stop and go up there and put everything back together.
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Good Work

Thanks for the update
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Finally got everything back together . The truck runs like new. Also changed the spark plugs and wires on the passenger side. I am not looking forward to change the spark plugs on the drivers side.
Lesson learned here: for everybody here that drives a truck with a lot of miles, do not overlook that timing belt. My truck has 240 000 miles on it and even it gave me plenty of warning as far as running like crap I kept driving it until it the belt snaped and left me stranded on the side of the road.
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