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Old 10-12-2019, 02:43 PM
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I have a comet 30 series torque converter on an engine that Iím trying to clean. However I donít know how to get the bolt off the front pulley of the torque converter. Any help? It just spins so I donít know how to loosen it.
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:46 PM
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Hold the pulley with one hand, and loosen the bolt. It's rotating because it's the crankshaft to the engine.
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:56 PM
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I tried that but it must be over tightened cause it won’t loosen while I hold. Is there a way to stop the crankshaft from spinning?
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:38 PM
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If you have a cordless impact wrench, use that.
Another method some people do is to stuff a bunch of soft rope through the spark plug hole into the cylinder and use that to stop it from spinning.
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Old 10-13-2019, 05:24 AM
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Hit her with the impact. Lefty loosey.
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Hopefully he has one.
They are an incredibly useful tool, though.
I just wouldn't use them on any engine bolts. Too much risk of stripping something out.
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Use a pair of vice grips but have a towel of some sort under it so that the metal doesn’t get damaged. Use the grips in the front pully to hold it and a socket wrench on the bolt. I do this and have never had a problem and have never damaged anything.
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Rope in the spark plug hole is the best way to go. Trust me
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I use a home made redneck impackt. In other words, I get a good wrench, put it on the bolt and hit it with a hammer. Works every time, if you hit it hard enough. Just don't hit yourself.
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