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98 Camry crankshaft gear removal

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:13 PM
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I am attempting to remove the oil pump on a 98 Camry 2.2 4 cyl. I have everything off except the cranksaft gear that turns the timing belt. Have searched the internet high and low to find out how to no avail. Thought I could just pry it off, but ended up breaking a few of the timing teeth used for position sensing. I'm convinced there must be some trick to getting it off as I have read many posts where people indicated they replaced the crackshaft oil seal which is located behind this gear. Any help (short of dynamite) would be appreciated! Thanx
 
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:19 PM
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If the timing belt pulley on the crankshaft snub is stuck use a bolt puller. The puller attaches to two threaded holes on the face of the pulley.
 
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:24 AM
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There are no threaded holes to remove timing sprocket. I already have the harmonic balancer removed if that is what you are refering to. I'm attempting to remove the timing sprocket behing that. I've heated it with a torch and still won't budge. I believe that it's seized to the crankshaft. I see no rust or corrosion of any sort, but it will not budge.
 
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Does the pulley face have no holes or a lot of holes. If a lot of holes two may be threaded.

Try hitting the sides of the pulley with a brass hammer or other tool. Alternating heat and hitting.

Since teeth are already broken off try using two screw drivers one on each side to pry the gear off.

There are also various types of claw tools, one is below:

Pry Bar Set - 4 Piece

Try a small wedge(s) made of soft metal and drive it gently between the gear and housing behind it.

Most times the gear breaks free. If hard to fully remove, once its out far enough use a claw puller.
 
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:53 PM
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It has no holes - or had no holes to be exact. I took your first reply and drilled/taped 2 holes, added bolts, then put my puller on. Came off with quite a bit of force. Turned out there were spots of rust between the sprocket and crank. When the new one goes on, I'm lathering it with some anit-seize compound! Thanx for the suggestion - this thread can be closed
 
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