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bolt wont come off, engine will not turn over

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer 911!' started by dmr1203, January 2, 2005.

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  1. dmr1203

    dmr1203 Member

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    Guys,


    I am replacing an idler pulley, and it is so far gone that the belt will not turn anything unless I replace it. I have tried and tried to loosen it, to no avail. Am I tightening it? Which way does it turn? I have used a breaker bar, and am pulling it like crazy. It is the center idler pulley on the top.

    The belt tentioner is to be turned clockwise............should this one be as well? I cannot get it to move at all. Anyone?

    96 EB V8 5.0
     
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  3. Eneurb

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    I believe that all idler pulley bolts are a normal right hand tread. I don't recall ever seeing one that isn't.
     
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    Eneurb is correct. All idler pulleys use standard right hand thread bolts. Some tensioners use left hand threads, but no idler pulleys do.
     
  5. dmr1203

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    it wont budge. I have been at it for a couple of hours. There is only one bolt, right?
     
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    Yep, only one. Did you spray it with some PB Blaster or a similar brand? I replaced mine and it took 1 push of the breaker to loosen it. And you did take the belt off, right?
     
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    Make sure you take the belt off first. Get a good socket and breaker bar on it. Use a piece of pipe to make the bar handle longer to get additional leverage. It should come loose.
     
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    uh ho, I did not take the belt off first. I wonder if that is why I am having such a hard time. This pulley sits atop the belt.............still take it off?
     
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    I think with the belt off and a good soaking with PBblaster, the bolt should come right off. There is no threadlocker on it. The only things holding it on are torque and rust.

    Good luck
     






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