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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:24 pm 
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Hey All,
Just tried to replace the belt on my daughter's EL and I noticed that the camshaft pulley is sticking out about a cm and does not line up with any of the other pulleys. Any ideas as to what has happened. The pulley isn't loose andturns when I apply a socket to it.
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 Post subject: Re: Camshaft pulley sticking out
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:32 pm 
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do you mean the crankshaft pulley? and if so you will need a new one. something fails and makes them walk out

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:13 pm 
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The crankshaft pulley is a harmonic balancer. It has a rubber dampener inside it. Over time the rubber deteriorates and the two halves start to seperate. You will need a new one & a harmonic balancer puller to get the old one off.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:30 pm 
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Strange but I had to do mine yesterday,exactly as you described it.The harmonic balancer was sitting out about 10mm and when I got it out the rubber was cracked and little pieces were starting to poke out.And the weird noise it was making are gone after it was replaced.I put in a new seal as well as a drive belt .Parts cost was $120.Cheers Kevman.
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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Cheers everyone,
Is there a trick to getting them out? Where can I get a puller?
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:47 am 
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You should be able to get a puller at any good tool shop or Bursons, Repco etc

Best bet is to take the radiator out, gives you a lot more room.
To loosen the crankshaft bolt if it wont by hand, first remove the coil lead. Then using a socket and a breaker bar, position the beaker bar against the chassis and give the engine a quick short crank.
Loosen the bolt but don't remove it entirely. Most pullers need to press against the head of the bolt and if its not there you will damage the crankshaft thread. Fit your puller to the balancer and tighten it until it starts to pull the balancer off. Once it starts to move you can remove the puller and the bolt, it should come off the rest of the way by hand

With the balancer off it would be worth changing the timing case seal

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:10 am 
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Best bet is to take the radiator out, gives you a lot more room.

^^ good advice ^^

To loosen the crankshaft bolt if it wont by hand, first remove the coil lead. Then using a socket and a breaker bar, position the beaker bar against the chassis and give the engine a quick short crank.

^^ not good advice ^^

Loosen the bolt but don't remove it entirely. Most pullers need to press against the head of the bolt and if its not there you will damage the crankshaft thread. Fit your puller to the balancer and tighten it until it starts to pull the balancer off. Once it starts to move you can remove the puller and the bolt, it should come off the rest of the way by hand

With the balancer off it would be worth changing the timing case seal


just stick a bar or somthin against the balancer to stop it cranking as you undo the bolt.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:43 am 
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Feral wrote:
Cheers everyone,
Is there a trick to getting them out? Where can I get a puller?
Thanks again



Supercheap have a puller i think the last one cost me around $37 does the job easy
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:32 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
madmax wrote:

Best bet is to take the radiator out, gives you a lot more room.

^^ good advice ^^

To loosen the crankshaft bolt if it wont by hand, first remove the coil lead. Then using a socket and a breaker bar, position the beaker bar against the chassis and give the engine a quick short crank.

^^ not good advice ^^


maybe you should try it before you knock it
I've done plenty like this and it works every time, a mechanic friend taught me this way.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:36 pm 
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I've used that method a few times - works a treat, just make sure your socket and breaker bar are firm - another way to stop the engine firing for a smartlock car is to pull the CRT LP fuse.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:03 am 
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I just replaced mine i was able to crack it by hand but had to pull the rad out too get the puller on, just make sure when you put the new one on to use a longer bolt to start off with, while taping it on and doing up the bolt and repeat this process, the normal bolt isnt long enough to start it as i found out the hard way and stripped the end of my crank, had to retapp it
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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:56 am 
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madmax wrote:
Benny D wrote:
madmax wrote:

Best bet is to take the radiator out, gives you a lot more room.

^^ good advice ^^

To loosen the crankshaft bolt if it wont by hand, first remove the coil lead. Then using a socket and a breaker bar, position the beaker bar against the chassis and give the engine a quick short crank.

^^ not good advice ^^


maybe you should try it before you knock it
I've done plenty like this and it works every time, a mechanic friend taught me this way.



yep we used to do it like that a ford when i worked there. quick and easy
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