'03 Santa Fe - special tool to hold crank pully while unbolting it?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by KWW, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. KWW

    KWW Guest

    I see that the crank pully is a "harmonic" type pully with a layer of rubber
    between the center and the pully surface, so I can't hold it still by
    grabbing the outside while I remove the pully bolt. I see that there are
    two holes in the face of the pully, is there a special tool I can/should buy
    or should I try to wedge a screw driver against the teeth of the flywheel
    after removing some cover (like on Hondas)?

    KWW, Jan 7, 2007
  2. KWW

    hyundaitech Guest

    You'll probably need to wedge something in the flywheel teeth through the
    opening behind the small plastic cover.
    hyundaitech, Jan 9, 2007
  3. KWW

    KWW Guest

    Thx. That should be a lot easier/cheaper than trying to find a special tool.
    I don't have impact wrenches so it makes things tougher.
    KWW, Jan 10, 2007
  4. KWW

    KWW Guest

    Is there something others have successfully wedged in there? I tried a
    screwdriver and the crack bolt is SO tight that I cannot hold the
    screwdriver and move the wrench on the crank.... and if I try wedging the
    screwdriver in there it eventually flies out..... suggestions folks?
    KWW, Jan 12, 2007
  5. KWW

    KWW Guest

    By the way, it isn't Left Hand thread, is it?
    KWW, Jan 13, 2007
  6. KWW

    KWW Guest

    The way I finally got it removed was by wedging a breaker bar against the
    motor mount (with a socket on the crank pully) and kicking the starter for a
    brief instant.

    By the way, good thing I replaced the hydraulic tensioner... it was starting
    to leak.
    KWW, Jan 14, 2007
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