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Crankshaft Pulley Bolt Removal Thoughts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SManZ, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    SManZ

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    I'm prepping for a TRD S/C install sometime in June. KTMRider showed me the crankshaft pulley holder tool that he made from metal stock. I'm thinking of some easier ways to do this since I don't really have many tools to work with metal.

    Is it possible to put the transmission in 6th gear and parking brake on to lock up the crankshaft pulley for the nut removal? Would doing this risk damage to the engine internals?

    Any other options?
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    it will work, that is how the x runner guys do it, be sure to get a long cheater bar and make sure you follow the directions about the card board against the radiator. i didn't and i slipped, and there wne the radiator. it is don't work a piece of flat stock, the 2 horn spacers from the kit and 2 mm bolts and a set of vise grips against the frame and you will be just fine.
     
  3. May 20, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    The Toyota tool really makes it ALOT easier.

    there was a link here somewhere before that you could order it online, and it wasnt all that expensive

    it took me and a buddy with that Toyota tool with a 3' pipe and a breaker bar on the bolt and a 3' pipe to get it loose and it still wasnt easy

    a kick ass impact makes quick work of it though, I just didnt have one on hand at the time

    Justin
     
  4. May 20, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Sometimes the 6th gear trick works and sometimes no. I done several of these and I have always had to use the pulley tool. I do not have the Toyota one. I have an aftermarket tool that cost about $50.
     
  6. May 20, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    if anybodys wondering this is the tool I made
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    here is what i did with a guy i know who works for toyota. They use a breaker bar long enough to hit the passenger side support brace. He then told me to simply bump the ignition and that was all it took to loosen the nut. I had to take the crank pulley off to replace the crank shaft oil seal. Simply popped it out and put the new one in. Not sure if this the proper way to do it, but he said at the dealership he works at this was a common practice.
     
  8. May 20, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    I heard about that way and I could not get my self to do it lol
     
  9. May 20, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    trust me I did not want to do it, but he told me that is how they do it and after a brief bump the bolt came right off. It was a pretty slick little trick.
     
  10. May 20, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    ^that's a neat trick, I'd probably want to disable the fuel or spark to keep the engine from actually starting though.
     
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    Yup. But its the old school guys that do it.

    I just use my impact :D
     
  12. May 20, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    ya the cheater bar bump is old school. use 1/2in impact n short socket to bust it off. if not available u can opt for a chain wrench. its wat we use for the 3.4L v6's -with a long breaker bar.
     
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    I have an electric impact thats supposed to dish out 300ft.lbs. I'd prefer to use that.

    So if I put the truck in 6th, parking brake on, and hit it with the impact, I won't risk damaging the motor?

    Lol I read about using the starter motor to knock off the nut but I just saw nothing but bad things happening in my head. Too chicken to try it
     
  14. May 21, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    Just thread bolt into the pulley like for the tools and put chain that you wrapp around frame and connect to bolt on the pullet. Find strongest grade bo;t you can find it. Thats what the LC guys do to remove theirs :D
     
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    u dont need to have the truck in gear, it wouldnt matter, the engine will turn over regardless. if using the impact (air/chordless) wont matter. just make sure when u break the bolt loose not to gun it all the way off n damage the radiator. get it enough so its loose n back it out by hand.
     
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    Breaking it loose is the easier part. Locking up the crank to re-tighten it is the part that stopped me from doing my own timing belt. Garage that did it for me has a tool similar to what Trey made. Well worth making your own if you're gonna be doing this more than once.
     
  17. May 23, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    There is a harmonic balancer bolt remover that you strike with a hammer whlie standing up in front of truck. Long rod swivel end that bottoms out on striking shaft and a half inch drive for a socket to put on balancer. Also make them for air hammers.
     
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    I'd really like to see some bigger pics of this tool when you get it and I'm curious about how well it will work! Sounds like it might have a lot of applications other than the crank pulley bolt.

    FWIW, here's how I ended up doing it;
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/97482-crank-pulley-bolt-removal-easy-way.html

     
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