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      How to get off harmonic balancer (T5)?

      Hey y’all, it’s me again. I may have done some steps out of order when changing my timing belt, and removed the tensioner before the harmonic balancer, so the starter trick is a no-go. How should I get it off or am I screwed?
      Cars: 01' V70 XC AWD, 10' S40 T5 AWD Manual, 15.5' XC60 T6 AWD

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      Cars: 01' V70 XC AWD, 10' S40 T5 AWD Manual, 15.5' XC60 T6 AWD

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      Ideas:

      Impact wrench
      Put in 6th gear, have partner hold brake (mt only)
      Drop some rope in a spark plug hole

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      Quote Originally Posted by bbrages View Post
      Ideas:

      Impact wrench
      Put in 6th gear, have partner hold brake (mt only)
      Drop some rope in a spark plug hole
      I do have a MT, I’ll try the 2nd meathod.
      Cars: 01' V70 XC AWD, 10' S40 T5 AWD Manual, 15.5' XC60 T6 AWD

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      10' XC90 3.2 AWD

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      The handheld impact driver you can use with a hammer can help here too. I plan on getting one before I do my timing belt - either that or the IPD crank holding tool.

      You can also heat up with a propane torch and spray with Liquid wrench or the like. A few cycles and you should be able to break the small 4 out and then do it on the center nut as well. That's how I got mine off. heh.

      I would recommend a new cinch-pin for it as well if you're in there with some antiseize coating.
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      Quote Originally Posted by avenger09123 View Post
      The handheld impact driver you can use with a hammer can help here too. I plan on getting one before I do my timing belt - either that or the IPD crank holding tool.

      You can also heat up with a propane torch and spray with Liquid wrench or the like. A few cycles and you should be able to break the small 4 out and then do it on the center nut as well. That's how I got mine off. heh.

      I would recommend a new cinch-pin for it as well if you're in there with some antiseize coating.
      Just to make sure, the bolt isn’t reverse threaded or anything like that, right? (Just righty tightey lefty loosey )
      Cars: 01' V70 XC AWD, 10' S40 T5 AWD Manual, 15.5' XC60 T6 AWD

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      You can also make a counter-torque bar that engages two of the outer bolts to immobilize the pulley. Especially useful when you're re-torquing. It's just a heavy ~2' bar, drilled for one of the outer bolts, with a leg that reaches across to a bolt on the other side. You can then apply massive controlled torque without risking turning the crankshaft.
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      Better idea. Don’t take it off at all. I have never and prefer not too if no leaking seal. Belt simply slides out underneath with a little finesse.
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      Quote Originally Posted by RG8 View Post
      Just to make sure, the bolt isn’t reverse threaded or anything like that, right? (Just righty tightey lefty loosey )
      No. Standard threads.
      2005 S40 2.4i

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      Quote Originally Posted by RG8 View Post
      My goodness, that's a ridiculous amount of rust! So glad I live where things don't rust.
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      I tried to get mine off with a breaker bar and as long extension I could fit under car... Didn't have enough strength to loosen it. Finally got it off with an impact gun. I was initially planning to do the timing belt without getting it off, but in the end it seemed easier to just take it off after all.
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      I know this is probably too late, but I just went through this a few months ago, so hopefully I can help others, that have to deal with this.
      The crank bolt is on, insanely tight, and I can't see the reason why! I tried all sorts of things, like impact wrenches and even a breaker bar. But I couldn't get it to move.
      So I bought the crank puIley holding tool. As well as the cam holding tool.
      In the end, I had to hold the breaker bar on the crank, while my friend used a 6 ft bar to finally break it free!!
      It's so stupid!!
      The crank bolt is so tight, this is what breaking it free, did to the crank holding tool
      Again, rediculously to tight
      https://photos.app.goo.gl/S5wkDrKzypN7PBWK7

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