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Old 11-04-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Water Pump Pulley will not come off!!! please help going crazy

guys im trying to change my water pump and the freaking water pump pulley will not come off its a uuc pulley why is this thing not budging please help guys ive sprayed wd40 and still nothing any ideas without ripping it off and breaking it?
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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Mine was stuck on like a mother. Not wanting to break it I just hit it with the palm of my hand, ever so slightly harder and harder, hoping to christ that I didn't shatter it. Luckily it eventually came off without breaking. But it was a ***** for sure. Had to hit it pretty damn hard.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:38 PM   #3
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Rent a 3-jaw gear puller from Autozone and remove it the correct way.

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Old 11-04-2009, 07:19 PM   #4
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Or buy a 3-piece set at Harbor Freight for just $20... http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=8832
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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Or buy a 3-piece set at Harbor Freight for just $20... http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=8832
That gets my vote. Gear pullers are very handy to have around the garage.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:57 PM   #6
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We also tried soaking with WD-40 but it didn't help. I have never found WD-40 to be a good penetrating oil (it is a good light lubricating oil). We switched to PB Blaster and it came right off after a few minutes of soaking. Liquid Wrench will probably also work better than WD-40.
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