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1977 cruise wagon 2.3 litre crank pulley removeal????
« on: April 30, 2015, 01:49:44 PM »
so i removed the crank bolt and washer but there is a funky looking collar with notched out side still on i thought it would slide off so i put a pulley puller on and pulled and pulled and think i broke the front pulley from the other two as in broken..  so i stopped and that pulley is loose but wont come off the crank due to that damn weird collar. does that collar thread on?? somebody has to know this one its just not me

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Re: 1977 cruise wagon 2.3 litre crank pulley removeal????
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2015, 07:27:29 PM »
That collar is part of the pulley.  It is not going to come off  ;D  I use a 3 prong puller to remove them.  So far I have not damaged one.  I put the bolt back in 4-5 turns and then put the prongs in the grooves and press against the bolt.
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Re: 1977 cruise wagon 2.3 litre crank pulley removeal????
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 07:48:54 AM »
With Tigger said :) If you don't have a puller, they are cheap at Harbor Freight. I'm not buying their tools any more, I got tired of bringing back the broken ones. I invested in more MAC and Matco.
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Re: 1977 cruise wagon 2.3 litre crank pulley removeal????
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 10:18:00 AM »
If you don't have the means to put a short piece of metal in the opening, try a stack of washers. I assume the center bolt on the pulley is interfering with the collar???

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Re: 1977 cruise wagon 2.3 litre crank pulley removeal????
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 12:03:43 PM »
thanks for the comments guys as i did figure it out. word to the wise.  Do not put the three prong puller on with the nose cone in the hole of the cranksahft and pull like hell on the front pulley like i did cause i basicaly was pulling against myself and broke the front pulley away from the pack of three and it wont come off now cause of the design. figure i can cut that lip off the front of the pulley or just cut the pulley in two pieces to get it off so i can still use the back two pulleys. it appeared the front pulley was seperate from the pack of three but its not. and by putting the nose cone of the puller directley in the crank snout with bolt removed was a bad move. make sure to install the crank bolt first then pull off of that as was stated. now im in need of a pulley set up for a 1977 wagon 2.3 litre. or guess i can pull the front pulley off an use the back two only. anybody with some pulleys hit me up......... thanks guys for the replys

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Re: 1977 cruise wagon 2.3 litre crank pulley removeal????
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2015, 01:25:34 PM »
You are going to want to replace the crank pulley all together.  I would not be modifying it in any way as it may do some damage to the engine if it is not balanced properly.
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Re: 1977 cruise wagon 2.3 litre crank pulley removeal????
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2015, 01:28:43 PM »
true i thought about that guess if i cant find one esslinger has a two pulley power pulley set for 75 bucks cant beat that plus unleash a couple of hp