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06 caravan 3.8
Want to remove pulley to replace new pulley on alternator. Can i put a hex socket or conventional socket (size?) to enter through the entrance of the pulley turn it counter clockwise while holding the shaft of the alternator with a belt to hold the pulley as it turns?
Frankly i don't know what it looks like inside of the entrance to remove it.
I saw a hand made tool but directions are sparse and pics doesn't reveal enough without explanation
I know i can buy 60.00 tool to remove it and then another 50 for the pulley, but budget won't allow both. advance doesn't even have an alternator with the decoupler pulley on it, besides it's a 160 bucks and i don't have a bad alt.
i saw video saying the oad is necessary or other pulleys will get too much tension and shorten their lives.
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1.Release hood latch and open hood.2.Disconnect battery negative cable.3.Raise vehicle and support.4.Remove the right front lower splash shield.
5.Remove accessory drive belt, refer to the Cooling System section for proper procedures Figure 1. Figure 1 - DRIVE BELT 3.3/3.8L
6.Lower vehicle.7.Remove the Air Box, refer to the Engine section for more information.8.Remove the decoupler pulley cover.
9.Use Special Tool 8433A Figure 3 to loosen the Generator Decoupler Figure 2. Figure 2 - DECOUPLER REMOVAL (LITENS)
10.Remove the tool.11.Remove the Generator Decoupler. Figure 3 - SPECIAL TOOL 8433 AND DECOUPLER
Thanks tizzy--i was trying to find out the internal exacts of the pulley so i can manufactured some type of sorts or use allen wrench. would you happen to know if the right side of the tool above in the pic. is allen wrench shape and what size?
I was wonder if the right side of that tool was what goes into the entrance of the pulley?
There is no way i can buy that tool at this time. thanks again.
when you pop off the cover of the pulley, there is a 17mm allen hole. Inside it is a 10mm bolt head. I think the tool holds the pulley while turning the bolt head. I took some pictures but am still trying to figure out how to post them.