Recent content by Thrashero

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    Gen 2.5 Hood won't pop and is stuck shut

    Well, I pulled much harder than I was comfortable with and it finally released. I cleaned it out and set the bumpers slightly higher. It seems to be working now. I also found a fairly large seed in the area and I'm wondering if it was jammed in the release and causing the problem.
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    Gen 2.5 Hood won't pop and is stuck shut

    I tried that but it was before all the pb blaster. I'll try it again.
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    Gen 2.5 Hood won't pop and is stuck shut

    I can't get my hood to pop. There is tension on the cable so I know it hasn't snapped and I can hear it at the hood end when I have someone else pull the handle. I've tried hitting the hood right above the latch while someone else pulls the release handle, PB Blaster, and trying to trigger the...
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    Can't get to the driver side rear cam seal on my gen 2.5

    I finally got the bolts loose with a 14 inch flex head ratchet and a 12 point socket. I was just about to pull the plug out when I decided I should probably get the replacement seal ready to go. Well, it turns out I lost it. Oh well. Another week went by and the replacement came in. Several...
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    Can't get to the driver side rear cam seal on my gen 2.5

    What's the trick to getting to the driver side rear cam seal for the 3.5 SOHC? The passenger side was easy enough but I can't do the driver side. I can feel both bolts but I haven't been able to get two hands or a long ratchet in there. I'm having a hard time picturing getting the plug back on...
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    changing rear camshaft seals

    Is there a trick to getting to the driver's side seal for the 3.5 SOHC? I can feel both bolts but I haven't been able to get two hands or a long ratchet in there. I'm having a hard time picturing getting the plug back on once I do eventually get it off.
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    Stuck harmonic balancer

    I'll be doing it myself along with the water pump, accessory belts, radiators hoses, seals, etc. I'm going slow, and it's okay if it takes forever, but I was really stuck on that balancer. He charged me $80 to come to my house and do it on a Sunday. I'm happy with it. He happened to be a former...
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    Stuck harmonic balancer

    It's off! I finally had to have a mechanic get it off because I couldn't spend any more time on it. He used a torch and pb blaster. Here's the damage I inflicted on it.
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    Stuck harmonic balancer

    Well, it didn't go well. I tried the 3 jaw puller but I ended up breaking pieces off the back of the pulley. I'm open to suggestions on what to replace it with once I replace it because Mitsubishi doesn't make them anymore. I'll try to find a used Mitsubishi one but I'm curious if anyone has any...
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    Stuck harmonic balancer

    I just bought a 3 jaw puller to try. My one year old has decided he doesn't need to eat or sleep so it's been tough to get away to the garage. I've got high hopes for Thanksgiving weekend. I'll definitely update once I get it off.
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    Stuck harmonic balancer

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    Stuck harmonic balancer

    The accessories are off and the crank bolt is out. I wasn't going to remove the radiator but I needed space to work so that's off too. I'll get a pic and post it. The idea of using a torch makes me a little uneasy because I've never used one so I think I'll try the heat gun first.
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    Stuck harmonic balancer

    No luck thus far. I pulled the radiator to give myself more room but no amount of whacking with a rubber mallet and PB Blaster has gotten it to come off.
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    Stuck harmonic balancer

    Thanks, Gabe. I saw another thread that recommended the puller for the stuck pulley so I thought I'd give it a try. I didn't realize the holes weren't threaded at all. I guess I'll just keep tappin and jigglin until it comes off.
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    Stuck harmonic balancer

    I'm attempting to replace the timing belt on my 1999 Montero but I can't get the harmonic balancer off. The crank bolt came off no problem but the pulley won't slide off. I have a sneaking suspicion that the timing belt hasn't been changed on a regular interval or at all in the past 20...
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