How-To/DIY: Removing the Honda pulley crankcase bolt

Have you ever had the problem of removing a Honda engine crankcase pulley bolt because it was too over-tighten? It becomes infuriating and frustrating because it postpones your progress of doing crucial maintenance services like replacing the timing belt or water pump. It wastes your time and energy! The obvious problem was that the crank pulley needs to be stopped in order to break loose the 19mm crankcase bolt. This problem can be easily solved with a simple tool:

Powerbuilt Honda Cranks Pulley Removal Tool

I have used this tool on a few motors I serviced myself and worked like a charm every time. This How-To/DIY tutorial is more of a quick review AND a quick illustration on the Honda crank pulley bolt. With proper positioning of the tool inside the pulley and a long enough breaker bar, the crankcase pulley bolt can be easily removed.

Having proper leverage is key to successfully loosening the Honda crankcase 19mm bolt.

I remember on one occasion where I used my compressor tools and the crankcase still did not budge at all! After going at it for a good 3 minutes with the air compressor tool, it still did not budge and I began to lose hope. So I postpone the timing belt service until I could figure out what to do next. After some online research, I stumbled upon this crank pulley tool for Hondas with over 700+ reviews and at a decent price, only under $30! I saw it as a good ROI (Return On Investment)-type deal so I purchased it, shipment was quick and I was back on track with the timing belt maintenance.

I personally recommend this tool for anyone who needs help removing the 19mm Honda crankcase pulley bolt. A necessary tool, I strongly believe, needs to further help to remove the timing belt, replace a water pump or doing intensive internal engine work. If you are interested on where to purchase this tool, look no further because I already provided a convenient link to vendors who  readily sell this tool on Amazon here.

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Powerbuilt Honda Cranks Pulley Removal Tool

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Okay finished with my review of the Powerbuilt Honda Cranks Pulley Removal Tool. Now it is time to show you how to remove the Honda 19mm crankcase pulley bolt!

Tools Needed:

  • 1/2″ Ratchet
  • 19mm Socket
  • 1/2″ Extensions
  • 50mm Crank Pulley Tool

Keep in mind the power steering, air conditioning & alternator belts were already loosen & removed.

Step 1:

Locate the Honda crankcase pulley bolt and position the 50mm hex crankcase pulley tool in the pulley. Make sure the fit inside is firm and does stop the pulley from spinning. Then grab your trustworthy break bar (I always use the bar that comes with my floor jack), have a good position for leverage and use your man power to unbolt it!

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Step 2:

After loosening & removing the Honda crankcase pulley bolt, remove the pulley itself out. Be very careful and keep in mind the very small piece of metal that comes out also. Remove any oil and clean the timing belt guide plate side.

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Step 3:

If the small piece of metal did not fall out from step 2, then it should still be on the crankshaft. Remove the small “rectangle” shape metal out and DO NOT LOSE IT! Remove the washer-type plate out and keep in mind the concave surface. It is crucial to remember the way it came out because when you reinstall it, the concave surface must be facing out. Make sure to remove any oil and clean.

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Well that’s it! Again, this was just a quick review and quick How-To/DIY informational illustration of the Powerbuilt Honda Cranks Pulley Removal Tool. Without this tool, I do not think I could have replace my timing belt and water pump, a crucial maintenance for any car! After the removal of the timing belt covers, everything was a piece of cake. Hope I help you learned something new & have a wonderful day with plentiful moments of happiness. 🙂

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