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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:16 pm

there is almost no room i either need a lift or some c4 to blow this fucker up also autozone said there is a special battery that i need to get
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:36 pm

ok,the picture is a little broader now. if you dont have any work room and no leverage or space for tools,you have to get that battery.i mean,you cant drive the car without one! as for the special battery,well theyre big fuckers thats for sure.and az dont allways have em.you can also use a optima battery.you might have to splice in a longer negative cable.i had to. get the battery and bump the bolt.
if you cant wrap your head around all the suggestions,consider a mobile mechanic to come to the house.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:42 pm

there is almost no room i either need a lift or some c4 to blow this fucker up also autozone said there is a special battery that i need to get
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:43 pm

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ok,the picture is a little broader now. if you dont have any work room and no leverage or space for tools,you have to get that battery.i mean,you cant drive the car without one! as for the special battery,well theyre big fuckers thats for sure.and az dont allways have em.you can also use a optima battery.you might have to splice in a longer negative cable.i had to. get the battery and bump the bolt.
if you cant wrap your head around all the suggestions,consider a mobile mechanic to come to the house.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:55 pm

Impact fer sure! Never had a problem with good air tools.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:39 pm

dartcars wrote:
there is almost no room i either need a lift or some c4 to blow this fucker up also autozone said there is a special battery that i need to get

Ummmm.... you need a "Group 79" battery. If you want a cheap way out call some junkyards in your area and fine one. They were in many mid-90s and early oughties ('00) CBOP (Cadillac, Buick, Olds, Pontiac) cars. I imagine from a junkyard you are talking $25 to $50 depending on condition and the yard's avaraice.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:48 pm

....i dont know aj,i think he C4'd the fucker and blew the block up! angel
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:50 am

i was about ready to blow it up robtennis61 but luckly i finally got the center bolt out i ve been researching online and it shows that there is a special puller for gm cars. the bolts are non standard does any one know the specs of the bolts? or if i could get them from a regular hardware store or do i need a specially hardware?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:45 am

...she aint quit bein a bitch just yet.....

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t1535-write-up-removing-the-crank-pulley-harmonic-balancer?highlight=harmonic+balancer+removal

ya might be ok after this.
whatever you do get a good harmonic balancer or you will be doing this again real soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:30 pm

bitches are never happy lol
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PostSubject: removing harmonic balancer trying to get motor to stop spinning   Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:24 pm

i have a 97 buick riviera i am trying to remove the harmonic balancer to change the crank shaft sensor but i am currently having trouble getting the motor to stop spinning in order to remove the harmonic balancer any help is much appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:08 pm

You can do one of three things: remove the plastic flexplate (flywheel) cover on the bottom of engine, near transaxle. Use a flat screw driver or locking pliers to hold the flexplate in place while loosening the crank screw.

Or, you can just use an impact gun. It will loosen without turning over the engine.

Last method is to mount a breaker bar to the crank pulley, rest it against the frame, then turn the key for a split second to crank the engine.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:09 pm

yes they like to make it a pain in the ass
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:12 pm

i already have the center bolt out i just need to stop it from spinning in order to use the puller tool
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:28 am

I always use the 'lock the flywheel' method. It's really not that hard to get the cover off (two 10mm head bolts) and sometimes you need an assistant if you can't find the right size screwdriver/angle but it guarantees you don't have things turning while you work.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Removing the Crank Pulley/Harmonic Balancer   Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:43 am

There is a tool meant for turning a flexplate. It hooks on to the teeth in two places. You need two people, but that is the best way.

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