Homemade crank gear puller ??

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  1. 70DartMike

    70DartMike Too many projects

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    Have any of you made a crank gear puller? I was hoping to not buy one. I have half of it.. I have a harmonic balancer puller, so I can use part of it on the gear, but what have you used to actually get behind the gear?

    The gear puller looks like this.

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    64longroof FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I attached this crow's foot puller with two long bolts with wide enough washers or heads to grip behind the teeth of the crank gear. I kept the two bolts tight against the gear with just copper wire, two pieces twisted pretty tightly. I do not recall if I first heated up the gear, but I would. Wasn't as clumsy as it looked. Did the job.
     

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    70DartMike Too many projects

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    Awesome, thanks for the response.
     
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    A nut placed on each side of the puller helps too.
     
  5. 70DartMike

    70DartMike Too many projects

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    What do you mean?
     
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    Abodybomber Breaking street machines , since 1983.....:) Legendary Member

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    Cool thread! Post 2,love it! Yeah.heat helps like crazy..
     
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    On the bolts going through the puller, put a nut on the gear side as well as the one shown. This tightens the bolts up against the puller and helps keep them from spreading.

    In all my years, I've never needed a bottom sprocket puller (Those are not gears, unless you have a "gear" drive.) One or two big screwdrivers.

    Another handy tool I've had over the years was a Proto "hook" puller like this one:

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    Works for things like pilot bushings, hard to deal with seals/ bearings, and.................crank sprockets
     
  8. dustinmoran91

    dustinmoran91 Well-Known Member

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    I just get mine hot enough with the torch they slide right off with no effort besides a push from something other than your finger haha
     
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    oldkimmer FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    ................ur not using it over r ya............take a hammer and chisel and 1 good wack cracks it open like an egg.............kim.....
     
  10. 70DartMike

    70DartMike Too many projects

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    Nope not re using it. It's in my camper van which is a 75 Chevy with a 350.
    I haven't ever had problems getting the lower sprocket off, but this one seems to be pressed on.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
     
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