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I got the free 4.3 home in my garage now. It is out of a 89 s10 4x4 not the firebird that I thought.
The problem is that damn Saginaw power steering pump. I got to get to the bolts behind the pulley so I can remove the bracket that blocking the left valve cover.

How the hell does that damn pulley come off. It has a allen head bold in the center but it does break lose. How does one hold the pulley from turning. I am real close to drilling a 1 1/2 hole in the face of the pulley.

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I have had luck using a old fan belt around a pulley,taking a length of pipe and putting thru it and twisting it up tight and wedging the pipe against the motor.Just my 02 for holding a pulley,dont know about your specific problem,but dont see where a hole would hurt anything

/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif If there is a groove in the little nose that sitcks the pulley is a off arrangement.....requires a puller./wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif

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I,m sorry my last post is misleading.
I got the allen head wrench but I cannot hold the pulley to break it lose. What is the secret.

Did you use an impact wrench? They work wonders when you want to turn the bolt but not anything else. Make sure you use a quality hex bit though.

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I believe CJDave is right. It should be a press on deal. I broke three pullers getting mine off then back on. The hex bolt has nothing to do with the pulley.

Can you fix it?
I got a welder and a grinder. Heck yeah I can fix it./wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif
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The Hex head is only for machining the shaft, and testing the pump before shipping...
The pulley pulls off the shaft, not unscrews.
Look for a square shoulder groove on the pulley snout.

It requires a special puller, usually available from Auto Zone or one of those places on rental or lend with a deposit.

FYI, the newer Delco (CS series) require a special puller for the alternator pulley.
If you try to hammer it off, you will just bend the rotor shaft.
(ask me how much that cost me to learn...)

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