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The procedure is to support the engine on a floor jack (use a block of wood to pad the oilpan) and remove the upper engine mount so you can jack the engine up or lower it about 2 inches. Be careful not to pull the wiring too much but once you lower/raise it you will have plenty of room to remove the pulley.
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The thread is right hand, the belt runs clockwise so as the pulley is turned it tightened an loose bolt.
I don't know the sized of the socket needed, I have a set of them and just grab whatever fits I dolt look at the sizes,
I FINALLY GOT THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF TOOLS: A TEN MM CENTER DRIVE RATCHET, A NEW T40 TORX BIT WHICH I CUT OFF TO FIT THE SPACE AND A 1 FT EXTENSION FOR THE RATCHET FOR LEVERAGE. THE FIT WAS GOOD FOR THE BOLT HEAD. I PLACED A LARGE SCREW DRIVER BLADE BETWEEN THE END OF THE TORX BIT IN THE RATCHET AND THE STEEL PANEL TO KEEP THE TORX BIT FROM BACKING OUT AND PULLED COUNTER CLOCKWISE AND A 3/16 END OF THE TORX BIT BROKE OFF. THE TORX BIT WAS AT A GOOD RIGHT ANGLE TO THE BOLT HEAD. WHAT NOW?
Check this link to see how the pulley is mounted, it sounds like you are not holding the nut?
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I use an impact and just have to hit it a little to get it spinning free. You can dig the torx tip out with a small scribe or pick and your bit should still work.
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Yes, this is right hand thread, you have the nut off? I do try to tighten a little to help break the corrosion but it sounds like they may be using magnesium chloride on the roads there for ice control? That will cause a lot of corrosion.
Does your new pulley come with the bolt like this one? If so you should be able to drill the head off the bolt and it will fall out of the bracket.
I am sorry you are having such trouble with this and I wish I had a way to reach through the computer to help you.
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I am glad you got it together and I am sorry that I was not able to tell you that you had a left threaded bolt. The link I provided shows the pulley coming with a new bolt. Again I am sorry that I said it was right threaded when you asked directly.
Thank you for letting me know that you got it together.
I understand and thank you for explaining your rating.
Again I am sorry I provided poor information to you.