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Old 05-28-2016, 01:37 AM   #1
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Harmonic balancer removal on A6 SS

I am trying to unbolt the crank pulley as a part of cam swap project.
Stuck at this step as the crank and pulley bolt are always following.
Of course I tried to put the car in D/M but crank turns free.
Does anybody know how to unbolt the pulley on auto?
Thanks.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-28-2016, 05:06 AM   #2
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On an auto trans you usually have to put something against the flywheel or find a way to hold the pulley. I know it's not recommended, but a very good quality impact wrench will get the job done as well.
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:15 AM   #3
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On an auto trans you usually have to put something against the flywheel or find a way to hold the pulley. I know it's not recommended, but a very good quality impact wrench will get the job done as well.
Thank you, got to find a way to hold the pulley.
Impact wrench is not a bad idea, but it's a quite expensive toy. Will try to rent one.
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:53 AM   #4
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You need a flywheel lock
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:14 AM   #5
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You need a flywheel lock
Thank you!

Could you provide more info on this?
Is it something like pin-lock? I know there supposed to be a "hole" near the tranny and engine connection but I didn't manage to find it so far..
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:41 AM   #6
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The flywheel lock bolts in place of the starter. I do this kind of work all the time and always use an impact gun. No flywheel lock, manual or automatic.
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:54 AM   #7
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Alright, I guess it is the right time to visit Harbor Freight Tools store )
Thank you All! Will keep you updated.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:54 AM   #8
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BTW what you call the stock harmonic balancer is not its just a pulley/ very little dampening going on as a internally balanced engine it requires little, some of us who cam go smart and upgrade to real harmonic balancers for the harmful vibrations , ( camming changes how smooth it is by far), I went Fluidampr, and yes there have been posts of stock "dampeners failing" and post of cheaper like SLP failing too..... And of course you will need a new bolt . The old school way on a SBC with a auto was just to drop the dust cover and shove a screwdriver though one of the holes on the flex plate and move the engine until it jambs.....
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