If post too long to read whole thing just read this question:
How do you remove the crank pulley and alternator pulley?
How come everytime I work on the Fiero it never seems to go smoothly.
It always takes longer and I always seem to run into some problem with it and end up not accomplishing what I wanted to that day and the disappointed walk back in to the house at the end of the day, while the Fiero sits unfinished and in some cases undrivable. Not to mention the countless injurys. Something always gets smashed or I end up bleeding.
But, after being frustrated at times to the point of considering selling it, I sit back and think of my Fiero and how much it is a member of the family and I could never part with it.
From the first day I saw him (Oliver) sitting on the back of a tow truck battered and bruised, I new in that moment I had found a long lost member of the family.
So anyway, I got a power pulley kit from Rodney to eliminate belt slipping. Took wheel off etc...loosen alternator bolt and removed old belt. Having problems with the two bolts on the bracket where the new tensioner will go, can't get them loose, sprayed with PB Blaster so they can soak in that for now.
**But the bigger issue is how to remove crank pulley and alternator pulley?
Haven't attempted alternator pulley yet, but there doesn't seem to be enough room to get a socket on it and it spins, so I need to find a way to hold it steady for removal. And the crank pulley rotates while trying to loosen bolt. And I guess I'll need a puller to get crank pulley off after bolts are finally loose? I don't have much $$ left for the month, or access to a lot of tools so I'll have to figure something out.
Tryed wedging in a piece of wood to hold crank still while loosening bolt but it moved anyway. Saw somewhere about putting a socket on it and braceing wrench and cranking motor just a little to loosen bolt (I did NOT attempt this) don't know if that's a good idea or not. Or attaching a bar to the pulley and then to something stationary that won't rotate.
Rodneys directions are good and thorough for installing the belt tensioner but they don't mention how to remove and replace the crank and alternator pulleys. Advice would be greatly appreciated.
[This message has been edited by MayhemWinters (edited 06-20-2017).]