It sounds ridiculous but I have to wait until tomorrow for the tool, but I'm sure there is a way to do it? I haven't even attempted it yet on fear that I mess something up big time. My 95 Camry needs the puller with the 3 arms on it where you put in two bolts and turn it... Any feedback would be helpful and appreciated!
There is a way to do it. You put a wrench on the pulley bolt and block the other end against the floor or the frame. Then you use the starter motor to turn the engine (DO NOT START IT, JUST TURN IT) for at most one or two revolutions of the crank. Just enough to break the bolt loose.
A couple of things to watch out for:
- Be sure the wrench is setup properly to remove the bolt, otherwise turning the engine will tighten it, and that could lead to snapping it off.
- DO NOT drain the oil before attempting this. The oil must be at normal levels when you do this or you could cause a lot of internal damage as parts will rub together that were never intended to do that.
- If you are trying to replace the timing belt, there are many videos on YouTube on how to do this. Just be sure you pick one by someone competent.
- Be sure to remove the spark plug wires from the plugs, and remove the plugs so the engine won't start, and you don't make the starter motor fight engine compression.
Here's a link to a step by step with pictures, but he does reccomend using the harmonic balancer puller in his tutorial.
Hope that helps!