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For completeness, if you haven't tried it yet, see if you can rotate the socket/bolt at all by hand to tighten it back in some. Now that you've broken the bolt open it may move by hand. If not, the socket wall should be able to hold up to some moderate clamping force so I would try a set of vice grips or other locking pliers if you have those available. ...


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I tried numerous things. This is how I finally got myself out of the predicament: I jacked up the engine and then hammered out the socket wrench. Other things I tried or thought of trying: applying vise grips to the socket, didn't work jamming something thin, yet strong in between the wheel well trying to switch the ratchet in reverse, didn't work cut off ...


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A couple of Band-Aid type options. If the shaft extends past the pulley you could try to add a clamp-tite collar on both sides of the pulley. You can try to drill and tap a second setscrew hole in the pulley. Vibratite makes a retaining product that can be used with clearances up to .0150". Be warned it may be very difficult to remove the pulley without ...


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In the absence of specific information, here are some general inspections that you can try: Does it turn at all? Most automotive pulleys should spin fairly freely without noise. Otherwise, you're going to have a fairly miserable driving experience from all the shrieking parts. If this is a load-bearing pulley, check the axle: is it straight? Does the ...


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I eventually discovered there are basically two ways to do this. One is to use the part FossilizedCarlos mentioned, but you must also get an alternator spacer set, or else the brackets do not help much. I had previously purchased the bracket set but couldn't figure out how it was supposed to help. The spacer set is the missing link, although they are hard ...



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