Is it true that you have to drop the motor in order to get to 1 of the bolts?<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 71dsp:
You don't even have to go through that much trouble. If you don't have the Honda crank pulley wrench, then try this;
put the car in 5th. Have someone stand on the brakes. Then break torque on that bolt. You will need a big breaker bar, and some balls. If you don't have either, you won't break torque on that bolt. The key to it is the breaker bar. That 18" breaker bar from Sears isn't going to cut it. You need a 3/4" drive breaker bar that's at least 24" to 36" long. You will also need a 3/4" drive to 1/2" adapter if you want to use 1/2" drive sockets.
I wrote that review on NTPOG. The reason why we had such a hard time is that we weren't using a big enough breaker bar. Now that I have this 3 1/2 foot Snap On breaker bar, I have done 2 other pulley bolts with no problems.
i had to drop the motor when i installed mine. Just lower 2 the engine mounts, and let the motor rest on the cross member.wasnt that hard to do. Part of the frame is in the way of being able to pull the pulley off of the shaft completely.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 71dsp:
Not really. That's what the shop told me at the time. I haven't gone back to change that on the webpage (I need to do that). You don't have to drop the engine any to get the pulley off.