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    Stuck Crankshaft Pulley

    My crankshaft pulley is stuck on the engine. It's a 2.5L DOHC. All the videos i've watched and readings say that this should just pop right out or with just a slight pull. This is not happening with mines. I've tried using a pry bar at different locations. I've tried tapping it with a rubber mallet. no luck.

    I have this three claw puller but there is no way i can get it attached at three points on the pulley since there is no space behind 3/4 of the pulley.

    any suggestions on how to remove the pulley?
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    Rust penetrant and patience. The pulley won't pull straight off, you have to kind of "wobble" it off. A prybar or trying to pull straight off will just result in a lot of swearing and probably a broken timing cover. A 3-jaw puller (if the pulley is seized) will likely just pull the outer ring of the pulley off (it is only attached to the inner ring with a thin layer of rubber)
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