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2003 Kia Sedona: changing..crankshaft pulley..the central bolt..loosen

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We are changing out the crankshaft pulley in my 2003 Kia Sedona. My husband is having trouble getting the central bolt to loosen. What do you recommend?
Most mechanics would use a impact wrench, but if you do not have one you may be able to put a bar or screw driver through the pulley to let it bind on something (if there is a hole through the pulley) but you need to be sure it is not going to brake something. If there is no place to put a bar or something you will need to hold the pulley with a large pair of channel locks or something similar.
Daryl, Shop Owner, Certified Mechanic
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Experience: 28 years experience, Master Mechanic
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Unless you remove the engine, an impact will not help you much in this vehicle. I used to work for kia and the way I used to do it is with a large pair of channel locks around the pulley and a braker bar on the bolt. That will get it off.

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