Pulley removal problems

Superhawk2002

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Pulley removal -- what am I doing wrong? I have done this a couple times on my older GT500. I have never destroyed a pulley like this. About ready to throw some wrenches through the windshield (and this is why I could never be a full time mechanic). :nonono:

I am bending the pulley sides in... is this normal? Is the setup I am using wrong? I am loosening the nut against the aluminum bar. The 2 bolts were tight, I just loosened everything up to take the pic. The pulley is bent in on all sides now due to trying a couple times.

Thanks for any help.
 
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It's a smaller pulley they are hard to get a hold of. Vmp has a nice puller that makes it easier. We pulled mine off and destroyed the original as well.
 

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I have not done this personally, but put some antiseize on the puller bolt and try putting a little heat on the pulley. If you are not comfortable using a propane torch, even a heat gun will make a difference, good luck,
 

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Drive the car for about 1/2 an hour first to heat it up, then use the tool from VMP. Works like a charm! I've done 2 '13's for my buddies, about 30 minutes start to finish with the new pulley on.
 
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Drive the car for about 1/2 an hour first to heat it up, then use the tool from VMP. Works like a charm! I've done 2 '13's for my buddies, about 30 minutes start to finish with the new pulley on.

that is a fantastic idea :beer:
 

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I have not done this personally, but put some antiseize on the puller bolt and try putting a little heat on the pulley. If you are not comfortable using a propane torch, even a heat gun will make a difference, good luck,

This^^^

I am sure driving would help but heating just the pulley would be better so that only the pulley is expanding from the shaft.....
 

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If you're wondering VMP uses a finer thread on the big bolt so you get more torque per turn. I've seen his tool pop the pulley off where others have failed. Well worth the investment.
 

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Ordering the VMP stuff tonight. Might as well order the rest of the stuff I want to.

Any discounts for being a SVTP member? :-D
 

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Those who have used the VMP Puller,did you still destroy the stock pulley or can it be reinstalled at somepoint?
 

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for the first time ever , Ford applied some type of locktite on the shaft prior to installation, when you remove the plastic cap ,at the end of the shaft you will see a white residue from this application.... a bit of heat with go a long way in the process of removing the 13 TVS pulley

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for the first time ever , Ford applied some type of locktite on the shaft prior to installation, when you remove the plastic cap ,at the end of the shaft you will see a white residue from this application.... a bit of heat with go a long way in the process of removing the 13 TVS pulley

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Thank you. I wondered what it was. It actually has "squeezed" out some from the force I put on it. It looks like white paste -- I thought it was some paper or gunk on the end of the pulley removal main bolt that had gotten in there. I will take a propane torch to it tomorrow and get it luke warm. :lol1:

Either way, I am throwing in the cash for the VMP pulley removal tool.

I wish someone would come out with a hub that you could bolt different pulleys to -- I think Lethal and Metco both had one for the older GT500's. A pulley swap becomes much easier that way.
 

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glad you have a solid plan in place.

see you in a few weeks!
 

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The pulleys are installed with Loctite retention compound. That's why they are extra hard to remove.
 

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Before you start pulling the pulley off with the VMP puller, make sure you chase the snout threads with a tap to make sure they are nice and clean then spray some WD-40 in the threaded snout hole before you start. If you snap the puller stud off in the snout it will come out easily. Ask me how I know.
 

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Thank you. I wondered what it was. It actually has "squeezed" out some from the force I put on it. It looks like white paste -- I thought it was some paper or gunk on the end of the pulley removal main bolt that had gotten in there. I will take a propane torch to it tomorrow and get it luke warm. :lol1:

Either way, I am throwing in the cash for the VMP pulley removal tool.

I wish someone would come out with a hub that you could bolt different pulleys to -- I think Lethal and Metco both had one for the older GT500's. A pulley swap becomes much easier that way.

You may wish to look here. We have quick change pulley and hub assemblies. Have for a few years.

Drive your car. Remove pulley while hot.

Www.vmptuning.com

BJ McCarty
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VMP Tuning
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(321) 206-9369 x 112
 

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