Alt Pulley Install help?

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  1. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I removed and installed those pulleys for years by hand before I had a compressor or an impact wrench. Even today, I use the impact to remove the nut, but when I reinstall it, I tighten it by hand. So far, I haven't had one loosen in 40 years of doing it this way. The impact isn't really necessary.
     
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    The pulley is aluminum and black finished. I don't want to mess anything up...You can probably crank 100+ ftlbs on a steel pulley and not see any affects, but I'm too meticulous to do that to my stuff.
     
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    Aluminum is no issue, you don't need a 100 ft lbs only half that.
     
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    If you are worried about over tightening then don't hold the trigger down for an eternity on that impact wrench, a few impacts and you're done...brrapp, brap(or as Matt at Sloppy Mechanics says, a couple of uggah doogahs). Check to see if your split washer is squished, it doesn't need to be completely flattened, but it should have some tension on it so that it can do it's job of holding things in place.
     
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    I don't think you'll over torque it unless you work really hard at it. I hit it two or three times with my impact holding it lightly on the pulley as McCune describes. The initial hit with the gun does the tightening and it will slip in your hand before it goes too tight. I used a Milwaukee 1/2 cordless impact now. They aren't cheap but once you have it you'll wonder how you got along without it. My guess is most repair places would be willing to tap it a couple of times with a impact for you. There has to be a local re-builder in Vegas that would likely do it as courtesy too.
     
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    I might just pick up the HF corded wrench
     
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    I always used an allen wrench and the 15/16ths combo wrench to remove or install. Can't remember the allen maybe 3/8ths? Pretty sure on the 15/16ths though.
     
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    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I bought an impact wrench and the darn socket is to large in OD! Wtf!!!

    I only need it for this one purpose! A $250 impact, $50 Sockets and no progress!
     
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    Now you need a lathe to turn down the socket. ;)
     
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