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Hello,

 

 

I am having problems removing the crank pulley on a 1991 Civic 1.5.... Is the crank pulley reverse thread??? I have another civic (also 1991 1.5) with intermittent starting problems... Sometimes there is no spark? I thought it was the ecu so i swapped that out quick it seemed to work but the next day same thing no spark again while cranking. It started happening about 2 years ago every once in a while you would just get no spark when trying to start the car?? funny thing is eventually it will start it may take 20 tries but it starts???? Any input on resolving these 2 issues would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

Thanks, Edward

 

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crank prulley is just a pull to remove item. as for you saprk issue sounds like the cap and rotor are bad or the coil is braking down.

 

when it runs does it run good?

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the crank pully bolt has normal threads. have someone get in the car , put it in 5th with the clutch out and brakes stomped. if its auto , youl have to find another way of keeping the engine from turning , chain wrench around pully with rubber to protect it , so on. personally , i use a 3/4" drive ratchet and a 3 foot piece of alluminum pipe. once you get the bolt out , pully just pulls off , no puller needed. watch the keyway , dont lose or damage it.

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Actually, the crank pulley has that massive 17mm nut on it. You put a really really big wrench on it and spin. The trouble is that when you do that the engine spins.

 

Some people suggested putting the tire on, dropping the car back onto the ground some of the way, put it in 5th gear, pull the e break and had someone sit in it and stand on the brake pedal and you try to spin the nut. This didn't work for me.

I have heard and seen on the internet of people that put the wrench on it, spun it around so that the wrench was sitting against the ground and then starting the car (really only just hitting the starter for just a split moment) to cause the nut to crack loose. This looked like the results could be wicked if you did it wrong, I was too chicken to do it myself. but it literally took the guy 30 seconds to get the nut off of it.

What worked for me, and this needs to be done at your own risk and I wouldn't suggest it, was to pull the starter and wedge a screwdriver in the teeth of the flywheel. You run a risk of cracking or chipping the side of the bell housing if you do it this way though. Once the screw driver was on there it only took a little muscle to get it to come off.

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Actually, the crank pulley has that massive 17mm nut on it. You put a really really big wrench on it and spin. The trouble is that when you do that the engine spins.

 

Some people suggested putting the tire on, dropping the car back onto the ground some of the way, put it in 5th gear, pull the e break and had someone sit in it and stand on the brake pedal and you try to spin the nut. This didn't work for me.

I have heard and seen on the internet of people that put the wrench on it, spun it around so that the wrench was sitting against the ground and then starting the car (really only just hitting the starter for just a split moment) to cause the nut to crack loose. This looked like the results could be wicked if you did it wrong, I was too chicken to do it myself. but it literally took the guy 30 seconds to get the nut off of it.

What worked for me, and this needs to be done at your own risk and I wouldn't suggest it, was to pull the starter and wedge a screwdriver in the teeth of the flywheel. You run a risk of cracking or chipping the side of the bell housing if you do it this way though. Once the screw driver was on there it only took a little muscle to get it to come off.

 

I have a question on the way you discribed removing the crank pulley bolt by putting a wrench and setting it on the ground then start the motor ?

won't you be like TIGHTENING the pulley bolt since honda motors turns COUNTERCLOCKWISE ?

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I have a question on the way you discribed removing the crank pulley bolt by putting a wrench and setting it on the ground then start the motor ?

won't you be like TIGHTENING the pulley bolt since honda motors turns COUNTERCLOCKWISE ?

You would. Eventually you will spin the head off the nut. Not that I've EVER done that or anything.:-

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Well holy crap all i have got to say is hell yeah!!! Went to battle with a framing nailer compressor and a mac tools impact gun and it was free in seconds!! I remember the last time i tried this! It was me, a friend, a breaker bar and a 6 foot pipe!! We still couldn't get it!! So now after a little bit of crapolla it's alive and running! So the story goes like this....... I was driving the other day and the car stalled at a red light. I was like WTF and i turned the key and i knew right away i snapped the timing belt! So some guy behind me got out of his Grand Cherokee and gave me a push to the side of the road and i was like.....????? well i guess........??? Screw it I will pull the valve cover while i am waiting for my friend to come pick me up..(Same firend from the 6 foot pipe incident) So I pulled it and the timing belt cover.... Guess what????? It was snapped in half!!

From that moment on i said to myself""""""hey buddy this is an interference engine you are SCREWED...... So to make a long story short the car runs fine and no bent valves!!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT crap!!! I AM THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE!!!

 

 

THANKS FOR THE INPUT, EDWARD

 

http:www.extracashforyou365.com

 

http:guitarherorocksthe80s.com

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I have a question on the way you discribed removing the crank pulley bolt by putting a wrench and setting it on the ground then start the motor ?

won't you be like TIGHTENING the pulley bolt since honda motors turns COUNTERCLOCKWISE ?

 

 

You would. Eventually you will spin the head off the nut. Not that I've EVER done that or anything.:-

 

good point, glad I didn't even think about trying it. The vehicle they were doing it with was not a honda...

 

because of an accident this turned out to be a great way to tighten the bolt down though. I had a 1/2 ratchet on the pully and was adjusting the crank when aligning the timing and forgot to remove the ratchet. when I went to start it the ratchet spun around and wedged against the suspension and tightened the bolt real nice.

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Well holy crap all i have got to say is hell yeah!!! Went to battle with a framing nailer compressor and a mac tools impact gun and it was free in seconds!! I remember the last time i tried this! It was me, a friend, a breaker bar and a 6 foot pipe!! We still couldn't get it!! So now after a little bit of crapolla it's alive and running! So the story goes like this....... I was driving the other day and the car stalled at a red light. I was like WTF and i turned the key and i knew right away i snapped the timing belt! So some guy behind me got out of his Grand Cherokee and gave me a push to the side of the road and i was like.....????? well i guess........??? Screw it I will pull the valve cover while i am waiting for my friend to come pick me up..(Same firend from the 6 foot pipe incident) So I pulled it and the timing belt cover.... Guess what????? It was snapped in half!!

From that moment on i said to myself""""""hey buddy this is an interference engine you are SCREWED...... So to make a long story short the car runs fine and no bent valves!!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT crap!!! I AM THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE!!!

THANKS FOR THE INPUT, EDWARD

 

http:www.extracashforyou365.com

 

http:guitarherorocksthe80s.com

Make that two of us. I had something similar happen to my Talon. We pulled the head off yesterday and it looks like the valves were all nearly closed. There is no visible damage, and nothing on the pistons to indicate that they hit. I'm still having it looked at by professionals.

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Son of a...... Well you know ............... So i put it all together without replacing the water pump in fears of bent valves. It seems like i need a new water pump (it wobbles a bit)........... Good thing i did not put all the covers back on during this test!! so back to taking it all apart!! Funny thing is that if i did it like a regular service ie: replace Valve cover gasket, Water pump, Timing belt, Tensioner and Front Main Seal..........The valves would have surely been in a horrible state of disrepair!! Screw it it is only a waterpump i can not complain.......... So once again Viva La Honda.....

 

 

THANKS FOR THE INPUT, EDWARD

 

http:www.extracashforyou365.com

 

http:guitarherorocksthe80s.com

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