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I am having an issue with a driven pulley removal.
Its a 2000 350 rancher trx-fe 4x4 es.

I followed in the manual and I --
removed the engine from the frame
removed the recall starter

it says, "hold the recoil starter driven pulley using a screwdriver to scotch the thing" and loosen the bolt.

That sucker is on there very tight - I mean I cranked at 120 ft pounds 3' long ratchet torque wrench and cant get it off.

I used an 3/4" impact with 17mm impact socket at 155LBS on compressor and nothing broke loose.

I used a breaker bar and a pvc pipe to get leverage and nothing broke loose.

Now i have been doing lefty loosy.

Is this thing opposite to get it off or --as in, turn to right to loosen? http://www.hondaatvforums.net/forums/images/smilies2/blink.gif

I am 270 LBS and 6'3" and can bench at least 250lbs, this little boy is sweating trying to get it off.

any ideas appreciated as I don't want to break this off in the crankshaft.

Just want to remove this side to change out the cam shaft and chain.

thanks again folks !!
 

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my next step is to take it to the local TIRE place - a great friend
and see if they can use my socket to get it off
 

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ummmmmmmm..are you using a bolt ran into the flywheel to press against the end of the crank ??????..that's the only way you will pop the flywheel off bro !!.
 

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in other words, the bolt I speak of, threads into the flywheel NOT THE CRANK THREADS !!!, once the bolt is threaded into the threads on the flywheel, it bottoms out, and presses against the end of the crank, then it will pop the flywheel off.
 

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oh no its the bolt that holds those 4 tabs on the gold looking pulley
that is behind the recoil starter
 

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i aint even to the flywheel yet !
 

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anyone got me a great reply ?
 

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oh no its the bolt that holds those 4 tabs on the gold looking pulley
that is behind the recoil starter
the recoil starter cage then ?, once you remove the 17mm bolt, it should just pull right out of the flywheel ( that's where it bolts to ), never had one seized before.
 

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I use my air impact all the time, with a 17mm deep well impact socket, they all come right out, left to remove !!!!..lol.
 

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ok on my way to the tire shop friend
he has a 250 lb pressure tank
takes off rusted car lug nuts all day
and its a matco or some expensive impact
my CAMPBELL HAUSEFELD from tractor supply = not worthy

hee hee will report back and see if its coated with thread lock or what
 

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ok on my way to the tire shop friend
he has a 250 lb pressure tank
takes off rusted car lug nuts all day
and its a matco or some expensive impact
my CAMPBELL HAUSEFELD from tractor supply = not worthy

hee hee will report back and see if its coated with thread lock or what
I find it very odd that the starter cage bolt is on that tight ?, never ran across one that would not come out ?. some one must have put a ton of pressure on that bolt !. makes me wonder why ???.
 

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It's not reverse threaded, is it?
nope, they are left to remove. this is a trx350 rancher so I read at beginning ?, so the bolt goes left hand to get out.
 

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A good impact gun will shift it, my snap on gun will strip 5/8" bolts without breaking sweat. Sometimes though a very short airline makes a big difference, longer the line less power at gun.
 
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Yeah there can be a HUGE difference between different brand impact guns. The cheapy horrible freight ones are about as powerful as a cordless impact drill. A good one will make quick work of stubborn bolts. Definitely worth it to check the specs. Could always go full retard with a 1" impact lol
 

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so my tire guy did not even scotch the recoil cage and it zipped out in like 3 seconds

he has a pretty good impact wrench

its off now !
 
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