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How to Remove Crank Pulley Bolt - No Special Tools 04-09 Subaru Outback

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  1. step : Removing the Bolt from the Crank Pulley (0:15)
    • Loop the alternator belt around the bottom of the crank pulley
    • Loop the belt around the alternator pulley
    • Fold the middle of the belt into itself, with the ridges together
    • Break the crank pulley bolt free

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

What we're going to do is remove that crank pulley bolt without using a special tool. But in the process we're going to ruin the alternator belt, because we're going to loop the alternator belt around the crank pulley, and then around the alternator pulley, and then down, and it's going to kind of fold over itself.

We're going to wedge it in here. What you do when you go to loosen this, it's going to tighten up against it. We're going to pull against it. Break that free. Make sure that's loose. The bolt is loose, so I can spin it out with my fingers.

Now I can move this a little bit here, get the belt off, but it does ruin the belt because I put a crease in it. You'll have to replace this belt, but that is a way to do it without having a special tool to hold the crank pulley.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • Complete Metric Socket Set


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