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Old 09-24-2004, 03:11 AM   #1
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today we took my friends 1999 grand prix gtp to midas to have the supercharger pulley put on and they thought they would use any puller lol they used probally like 4 different pulley pullers none of them worked they bent the pulley to **** and had to grind it down so we could use the pulley till its fixed the belt ended up fraying and we get that replaced for free luckaly he knows a guy with the special pulley puller and its going to be done satuday its a 3.4 pulley
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Those aluminum pulleys are soft. They require a special puller since they are soft and press fit.... When you bought the pulley you were told this!
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Those aluminum pulleys are soft. They require a special puller since they are soft and press fit.... When you bought the pulley you were told this!
Midas told us there would be no problem what so ever putting the pulley on plus they have insurance and they said reguardless they will get that pulley on!!!!
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When you bought the pulley you were told this!

which would be all good and fun, but he'* not the one who tried to take it off. ease up.
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Those aluminum pulleys are soft. They require a special puller since they are soft and press fit.... When you bought the pulley you were told this!
Midas told us there would be no problem what so ever putting the pulley on plus they have insurance and they said reguardless they will get that pulley on!!!!
kudos for taking it somewhere to get the job done if you weren't comfortable doing it yourself. and congrats on getting them to fix their mess
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When you bought the pulley you were told this!

which would be all good and fun, but he'* not the one who tried to take it off. ease up.
lol
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Regardless a lot of these people at shops have no idea what the hell they're doing when it comes to something like this.
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All sources for Series 2 pulleys clearly state not to use traditional pullers on them. They're press-fit tapered shafts, large diameter aluminum pulleys. Everyone that has tried to cut this corner has damaged their pulley.

The 94/95 Series 1 pulley is smaller and steel, and CAN be pulled in this manner (keyed, not pressed on, and much stronger), but I don't reccommend it. The 92/93 is even better, as it'* smaller in diameter, so the puller doesn't apply as much leverage to the outer diameter, but again, it'* best to use a flat-faced pulley puller that supports the rear face of the pulley.

The aftermarket Series 1 pulleys are all aluminum, unless you put a 92/93 on your 94/95. Now you CANNOT use a traditional puller any longer, even if you did the first time.

Moving to Forced Induction.
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All sources for Series 2 pulleys clearly state not to use traditional pullers on them. They're press-fit tapered shafts, large diameter aluminum pulleys. Everyone that has tried to cut this corner has damaged their pulley.

The 94/95 Series 1 pulley is smaller and steel, and CAN be pulled in this manner (keyed, not pressed on, and much stronger), but I don't reccommend it. The 92/93 is even better, as it'* smaller in diameter, so the puller doesn't apply as much leverage to the outer diameter, but again, it'* best to use a flat-faced pulley puller that supports the rear face of the pulley.

The aftermarket Series 1 pulleys are all aluminum, unless you put a 92/93 on your 94/95. Now you CANNOT use a traditional puller any longer, even if you did the first time.

Moving to Forced Induction.
no arguments there - it just pains me to see him gettin beat up for doing the right thing - taking it somewhere because they didn't think they could do it themselves. if i recall, on some of killer'* other posts, we've urged, nay - begged him to take it to someone who knew what they were doing...

anyhew, have fun with that 3.4...
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I didn't beat him up, but I WILL scold.

Don't ever listen to someone at Midas. I think it'* safe to say that the vast majority of us here have far more experience and knowledge on this subject than a muffler shop.
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