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RC Racing
Member
posted May 05, 2003 09:21 AM
Mount the pulley on a 1986 Jeep steering pump?

Out rules state stock one piece pump, so I'm using the Jeep pump. Pulled the serpentine pulley off the pump, now I need to know how to press on the new v-belt pulley. The center rod (can't think of the proper name right now) on the pump is not threaded, so I can't use what I've got available.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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autoshop
Member
posted May 05, 2003 09:46 AM
"Shaft", how could I forget that word?

As far as the hot plate, routine. Were you kidding? I guess it sounds plausible, just ....

But hey, if it works, why not. Thanks

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avila
Member
posted May 05, 2003 12:43 PM
If the shaft is drilled but not threaded
just go by the right size threader and thread it yourself.


rico 08
Member
posted May 05, 2003 01:59 PM
Put some dry ice on the shaft and heat the pulley,it should go right on.I sell dry ice by the way.


Gene
Member
posted May 05, 2003 07:33 PM
I use a Jeep pump. It should be 8mm or 5/16 thread in the shaft. The shaft OD should be 17mm. Push the pulley on by screwing a bolt or threaded rod in the shaft, and push it on with a nut and washer, by turning the nut aginst the pulley. Once you get it running you'll have a trouble free set-up.


RC Racing
Member
posted May 05, 2003 07:39 PM
Gene, I'll put on my glasses and look again, but it didn't appear that there were any thread in the shaft.

I hope it is threaded, 'cuz I planned to go the stud/washer route.

Thanks y'all

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RC Racing
Member
posted May 06, 2003 07:22 PM
Okay, I cleaned my glasses and saw that the shaft was threaded. Problem solved. Thanks folks

...was kinda curious about that freeze/heat method though & whether it would work. I'll try it on someone elses stuff |

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zoomy#74
Member
posted May 06, 2003 08:27 PM
Heating up the pulley will work, I use that method a lot when rebuilding motorcycle engines. The shop manual for polaris 4-wheelers has specific instructions about heating the engine case to remove the balance shaft.


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