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CAN I CHANGE A TIMING BELT??????
On Mon, 8 Apr 1996 STEADIRIC@aol.com wrote:
> >A LITTLE ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.... CAN I CHANGE A TIMING BELT
> >MYSELF ON 85 4000K Q?? WHAT TOLLS ARE NEEDED TO GET THE NUT OFF THE
> >HARMONIC BALANCER.?? DO I NEED TO TAKE THAT NUT OFF??? ANYTHING TO
> >WATCH OUT FOR???
> FIRST STOP SHOUTING...... Now that better.
> Many tolls.. <------ you thought we wouldnt catch that, didnt you!
> Special puller
> get a new water pump
Bob D. Wrote:
Anyone ever tell you you are a wise a** Eric! :)
There are ways around the puller for the crank nut..
1) Lock your flywheel @ the bell housing, otherwise you'll spin your
engine, and overpower your clutch...
2) If you're really sick, put in your socket, and crank the engine, the
sharp snap will break free the nut. I dont recommend this, but it does
work if you are careful
I have been sucsessful undoing the nut by taking an old alternator belt and
cutting it. I then wrap it around the main pulley and secure it with a monkey
wrench. In order to do this, the belt must be cut so it completely wraps around
the pulley with a little left over, just enough to fit into the jaws of the
monkey wrench. Then position the monkey wrench at an appropriate position so
that it rests up against something in the engine compartment.
Use the rachet wrench to break the nut loose. I think I remember that this nut
has lock-tite on in, don't forget to clean the threads of the old stuff and
apply new stuff so that it will lock once in place.