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98 4 cylinder crankshaft bolt

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mniewald, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    I have tried using a chain wrench to hold the pulleys from turning as I use a breakerbar to try and budge the pulley bolt, but I'm having no luck. Can anyone offer any additonal info or pics of how you removed your pulley bolt? I'm working in the driveway in 11 inches of snow since I put off this work until it "must" be done. I hate the idea of pulling the radiator to make room for my impact wrench but I might have no choice. Thanks for your help. Mike
     
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    I found the thread that gave detailed instructions on using a breaker bar and the starter to free the stuck bolt. It worked on the second attempt and wasn't as scarry as it seemed when reading about it. I'm in the process of putting everything back together. Thanks.:)
     
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    OK Bro' this is what you need to do... That pulley bolt at the end of the crank was/is & will always be a bastard,,, So, get a fairly long breaker bar with an impact socket (the kind of sockets that mechanics use with an air ratchet or impact, usually they're black) Now make sure that socket is as square & firm on the head of the bolt as possible, next, brace the breaker bar either against the frame somewhere or brace it against the ground & hold it firmly in place, ok this is where it gets tricky, you need a competent friend with a little mechanical apptitude (just a little) & can take direction from you, have this person sit in the drivers seat & when you are ready underneath holding the bar & socket firmly in place have him just hit the key like he's gonna start it up, but with a few taps & THERE YA GO !!! The force & torque of the engine starter just broke the Crank bolt loose, I've done this on Toyotas about 20 times & always quick, always successful, I think those fuckers are torqued to about 240ft.lbs-260 ft.lbs.... You can thank me now !! (j/k) Seriously , this is probably the easiest way to do this, I've had these bolts on so tight before that even an air impact or a good rattle gun could'nt get it loose, Good luck......:cool: :eek: UH SHIT I SEE YOU ALREADY FOUND SOLUTION
     
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