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ba11in17
12-06-2009, 07:37 PM
so i have a 96 mitsubishi eclipse rs, my water pump went out the other day so i began to try and replace it, only to find that the guy that had it before me broke the crankshaft pulley bolt off inside it. therefore making it impossible for me to get the guard off of my timing belt in order to replace the water pump, my question is what should i do? drill the bolt out and re tap the hole? and also where can i get a cheap 3 jaw puller for mitsubishis? thanks for any help

soloXgt
12-06-2009, 07:39 PM
can prolly get a puller at advanced auto or autozone. I know they rent em out for free. As for the bolt, I think ur gunna hafta drill that sumbich outta therr..have fun with that. GL

Violence.
12-06-2009, 07:40 PM
titanium drill bit, seriously strng tap. a lot of pb blaster. your pretty screwed but if you take yoru time you will be ok

NhustlaR
12-06-2009, 07:46 PM
nothing you can really do. go to a junkyard and get a motor. if you really fix that please post pics.

ba11in17
12-06-2009, 07:46 PM
thanks for the advice guys this is def gonna be a tough one

Violence.
12-06-2009, 07:49 PM
if you mess that hole up you will be going to the junkyard for a new motor. or buying a new crank for yours and rebuilding your motor

basebalz13
12-06-2009, 08:08 PM
just do what my dad told you?


drill out the bolt starting off will a little drill bit making your your go straight in, work you way up in drill bit size, then retap the hole

basebalz13
12-06-2009, 08:09 PM
can prolly get a puller at advanced auto or autozone. I know they rent em out for free. As for the bolt, I think ur gunna hafta drill that sumbich outta therr..have fun with that. GL

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hazardous0388
12-06-2009, 08:22 PM
www.eclipseforums.net

www.club3g.

thats where i frequent when it comes to my eclipse. very useful people on there.

plugitin
12-06-2009, 08:24 PM
sometimes you can use an easy out or reverse drill bit to get the broken part of the bolt out. I have used a reverse drill bit before on a little suzuki sidekick.

audioatg
12-06-2009, 09:05 PM
:wow: Humm he broke a crank bolt. How does one do that.

I think you are a few nuts and bolt off. If you think you are going to able to drill out a Crank bolt. Even an easy out I dought will work. You know what ft lbs that thing is torqued to. Alot.

better question how has the crank pulley not fallen off yet.

plugitin
12-06-2009, 09:08 PM
ive had it happen...a shop fixed it for a kid we know. They broke it then went out of business a few days after he got it back. Sold it to use for teh cheapz. Wasnt fun to do, but do-able

basebalz13
12-06-2009, 10:01 PM
:wow: Humm he broke a crank bolt. How does one do that.

I think you are a few nuts and bolt off. If you think you are going to able to drill out a Crank bolt. Even an easy out I dought will work. You know what ft lbs that thing is torqued to. Alot.

better question how has the crank pulley not fallen off yet.


my dad has done it several times before

audioatg
12-06-2009, 10:13 PM
my dad has done it several times before

I didnt say it wasent do able but still. Its going to take some GOOD drill bits. And a long time to drill that bolt out.

But still better question. How has the crank pulley or ( harmonic ballancer) not fallen off.

basebalz13
12-07-2009, 03:01 PM
more than likely its in such a bind that that it forces it on, not to mention the bolt is broke in there so some of the bolt is still in. AND it takes a puller to take it off

ba11in17
12-25-2009, 01:19 AM
ok so i got the whole bolt situation straight now my problem is i cant get the fvckin pulley off, i went to advance and got the special puller for it but it did absolutely nothing,anyone had a similar experience to this with a 420a? thanks for any help

ba11in17
12-25-2009, 01:43 AM
anyone?

Highs on bass
12-25-2009, 01:55 AM
the pully wont break loose? hmm. is the pully key like a socket? because you may be going the wrong way. I know alot of times it could very well be a left hand thread. just a thought. If it is the socket type try a cheater bar. It could be ceased tight, get a bar that will extend the leverage on the bolt and will also add to the torque to loosen up that ish!

ba11in17
12-25-2009, 02:01 AM
well the kit i got has a push rod that comes with it that is maybe 3 or 4 inches long and i put that in and the pulley started to bend where the 3 jaws were hooked on before it moved any.....do u think the person that had the car before me that changed the timing belt could have welded or jb welded the pulley onto the crankshaft since he broke the bolt off inside it?

ba11in17
12-25-2009, 02:10 AM
heat maybe? and i'm not above any suggestions to get this puppy off so everyone feel free, but please be somewhat logical with ur idea, i really can't afford a new crank lol

ba11in17
12-25-2009, 02:40 AM
ttt

ba11in17
12-25-2009, 12:03 PM
bump

ba11in17
12-25-2009, 04:26 PM
ttt

basebalz13
12-25-2009, 04:29 PM
get a new engine, fvck it

ba11in17
12-25-2009, 04:44 PM
i got a audio build to do remember? ;)

I Like Waffle
12-25-2009, 08:20 PM
Sounds like an import piece of **** to me. Who the **** puts a water pump INSIDE the motor where you have to take the harmonic balancer and timing cover off to change it? How far in is the bolt broken off? Very possible he epoxied or jb welded it to the crankshaft if it wont come off with a puller, try PB blaster.


Get yourself a titanium drill bit, center punch the bolt to help it get started or else youll end up drilling out the side of it. Easy outs are also an irreplacable tool for anyone who has the sense to use it.

ba11in17
12-25-2009, 11:58 PM
Sounds like an import piece of **** to me. Who the **** puts a water pump INSIDE the motor where you have to take the harmonic balancer and timing cover off to change it? How far in is the bolt broken off? Very possible he epoxied or jb welded it to the crankshaft if it wont come off with a puller, try PB blaster.


Get yourself a titanium drill bit, center punch the bolt to help it get started or else youll end up drilling out the side of it. Easy outs are also an irreplacable tool for anyone who has the sense to use it.

will try, and yes it is pretty fvckin stupid, only way to do anything on it is to pull the motor out lmao