Mitsubishi Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, my name is***** three jaw puller will not typically remove this pulley. You should use a balancer puller in order to get it off. If you do not have bolt holes in the balancer for the puller then you will need to apply heat to the outside of the pulley around the crankshaft. These two parts tend to lock together over time. If you need more help please let me know.
If it is the style that does not have the holes then the claw puller will be needed. You may need to use heat. Some of the time if possible, if you let the engine warm up to normal temperature and allow these parts to naturally warm up they may separate better.
It shouldn't if you do not get it too hot. You should be able to simply heat up the balancer just a little around the crank and that should break it free.
You need to use a claw puller that tightens as you tighten the center bolt. This is the only way to get past the point that it will not come off. Most good pullers will have two positions, one of them allowing the claws to grip even harder the more you tighten it.