what way do you take crankpulley off on 2003 Kia Sorento

left or right keep pulley from moving

by in Pickerington, OH on February 22, 2012
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on February 22, 2012
the bolt is standard thread, right hand. remove going counter clockwise. it is very tight and must be re tightened to the same. Roy
COMMENT by on February 22, 2012
Thanks Roy,How do you keep pulley from moving so the bolt will come off
COMMENT by on February 22, 2012
i suggest an air operated gun as the torque is about 180+ lbs. Roy
COMMENT by on February 22, 2012
Thanks Roy big help
ANSWER by on February 22, 2012
Can you gain access to the flywheel teeth to stick a large screw driver in the teeth to stop it from moving as you try to undo the bolt (will take two people).Also put transmission in Park or 1rst gear and apply hand brake to "load" the drive train. Kia as a car manufacturer put a lot of great technical information and work shop manuals on line for free for Kia owners. www.kiatechinfo.com Once bolt is off you may need a threaded harmonic balancer removal tool cheap from Harbor Freight or other on line tool store.