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Hello everyone,

It looks like I ran into a problem while trying to install my water pump. I manage to take the power steering pump and the a few bolts from the water pump (upper part of the timing cover), but it looks like I'm stuck at the crankshaft pulley at the very bottom of the wheel. I'm using a belt wrench to hold the pulley from moving while trying to unbolt the nut, but it doesn't seem like it want to get loose. I tried using a torque wrench as well, but not luck. Now I'm trying to use an impact wrench with my 15 gallon compressor but it doesn't seem to work as well. Should I get a new compressor? It's pushing 150psi max and 90psi to the gun and the gun is 550lbs of torque, is this enough pressure at the gun???

I refer to the haynes manual as well as the board, but Still can't seem to get it off. Any suggestion fellow mx6er.

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One trick that worked really well for me was to put a breaker bar on the bolt and brace it against the ground (facing the appropriate way), then bump the starter. That broke the (10 year old, spent more than half its life in the northeast) bolt loose on the first try.
 

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I have the valve cover off of it, would that splash oil or do any damage while bumping the starter?

I'm going to try that once I get to the house. Thanx for the advice bro.
 

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One trick that worked really well for me was to put a breaker bar on the bolt and brace it against the ground (facing the appropriate way), then bump the starter. That broke the (10 year old, spent more than half its life in the northeast) bolt loose on the first try.
Make sure the car WILL NOT star6t if you do this lest you break stuff. So either make sure you don't have a spark or fuel. I'd pull the fuel relay to be safe.
 

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sup rylink and 51,
Well I went home and bump that starter w/ a breaker bar but nothing happen. The bolt is still stuck and it's just sitting there looking at me. I'm going to try the impact wrench again. I believe my compressor is not pushing enough air. I'm going to cough up $800 to buy a new compressor with a higer cfm output to see if that impact wrench would atleast push out 400lb of torque to knock it out.

Good thing Sears have a satisfaction gurantee return policy. he he
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I completely forgot to mention pulling the fuel relay. rylinkus said, make sure you pull the fuel relay and then run the engine until it dies, to make sure that it won't start when you bump the starter with the breaker bar on the pulley bolt.
I guess the starter method doesn't work for everyone... One thing to do is make sure you're bracing the breaker bar in the right direction. If you look at the engine from the front of the engine (i.e. stand facing the car from the passenger side wheel well), it spins clockwise. Which means you need to be bracing the breaker bar against the ground facing toward the front of the car.
 
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