I've heard of that method but I was never into that idea. Seems kinda "hokey" to me. I would only do that as a last resort. I prefer to use the proper tool to do a job and follow the proper procedure.KLF said:Gosh, I thought this was common knowledge, but here goes...
Put a 19mm socket on a breaker bar, put it on the pulley so that the bar is sitting against the passenger frame rail. You might want to wrap a bungee around it to hold it, although I never do. Pull the main coil wire. Get in the truck, and "bump" the starter (quick on-and-off). Never fails to work.
Careful with the chain wrench, it's a good way to flat spot and bend the pulley sides. I've seen it go as far as fawking up the balancer. You said proper tools, that would be a good impact with the radiatore out of the way .Hef said:Put a chainwrench around the crank pulley (wrapped in rags or you'll ruin the pulley ), the use a breaker bar and 19mm socket. Once you remove the 4 smaller bolts the large center bolt will come right out with a few tugs on the breaker bar.