Last Updated on October 4, 2022 by Gegumall
A crankshaft basically works like this: The piston travels up and down inside an enclosed cylinder (for you non-specialists out there), which creates suction at the top of each stroke and forces air/fuel mixture into it at the bottom dead center.
As it reaches the top dead center, the piston begins its downward travel, and this is where the crankshaft comes into play.
Almost like a cam light switch, each stroke of the piston compresses air/fuel mixture in all of the connected cylinders simultaneously, making every rotation of said shaft good for one complete up/down cycle per cylinder.
The crankshaft is connected to the transmission through a series of gears. The engine itself has its own set of gears that connect it to the crankshaft as well, but they’re hidden from sight by a metal plate known as a timing belt or timing chain cover.
Because each cylinder shares exactly one piston and one corresponding crankpin, the rotation is uniform from every individual cylinder (which gives you that smooth running feel).
Another role of the crankshaft is transforming this rotary motion into reciprocating linear motion by means of connecting it to your car’s clutch/torque converter, and ultimately transferring it to your car’s wheels.
What’s A Crankshaft Pulley?
A crankshaft pulley is the large, round wheel that’s bolted to the end of the crankshaft. Its primary function is to transmit power from the engine to accessories like the alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering pump.
What Does A Crankshaft Pulley Do?
The crankshaft pulley is a key part of the engine that helps to keep everything running smoothly. It sits on the end of the crankshaft and is responsible for turning the belt that powers all of the other accessories in the engine. This includes the alternator, water pump, and power steering pump.
If your car experiences problems with any of these components, it’s likely that the crankshaft pulley is to blame. In some cases, the pulley can become loose or worn out and need to be replaced.
Symptoms of a bad pulley include a squealing noise coming from the engine, problems with charging or cooling systems, and difficulty steering.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it’s a good idea to have your car inspected by a qualified mechanic. They will be able to determine if the crankshaft pulley is the root of the problem and recommend a solution.
In most cases, this involves replacing the pulley with a new one. However, in some cases, the entire crankshaft may need to be replaced.
Why Would You Remove A Crankshaft Pulley?
There are a few reasons why you might want to remove the crankshaft pulley. Maybe you’re replacing the belt or one of the accessories, or maybe you’re just doing some routine maintenance and want to give everything a good cleaning.
Whatever the reason, removing the crankshaft pulley can be a difficult task if you don’t know how to do it. That’s where this article comes in. We’ll show you how to remove the crankshaft pulley without using any special tools or equipment.
Do I Need A Puller For Removing The Crankshaft Pulley?
In most cases, no. A puller is a tool that’s specifically designed for removing the crankshaft pulley, but it’s not always necessary. There are a few ways to remove the pulley without using a puller.
How To Remove Crankshaft Pulley Without A Puller
There are a few ways to remove a crankshaft pulley without a puller. One way is to use a strap wrench. The strap wrench will fit around the pulley, and you can use your hands to twist the wrench. Another way is to use a pipe wrench.
The pipe wrench will fit over the pulley, and you can use your hands to twist the wrench. If the pulley is too tight, you can use a breaker bar to help you twist the wrench. You can also try using a cheater bar if you have one.
A cheater bar is basically a piece of metal or wood that is longer than the wrench that you are using. This will give you more leverage when trying to remove the crankshaft pulley.
Remember, if the pulley is too tight, you can use a breaker bar or cheater bar to help you remove it. Be sure to wear your safety gear when removing the crankshaft pulley