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Old 06-02-2013, 07:41 AM
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Can't lock fan pulley 124

NEVER MIND.... the home made tool needs to be shaved a's too long and since i can't get a 90 degree bend in the rod...i will have to grind it down to the correct length.. makes me mad... i had another tool...but left it at my condo when i moved

I have to change out my belt tensioner.

Went the usual way with locking the fan pulley to remove the fan and one piece radiator shroud.

I can't believe it...but there must be some sort of aftermarket fan pulley.

NO HOLEs in the fan pulley to lock it from behind..

What do i do...cut the old belt and try to hold the pulley with a strap belt?

I am in a bit of a quandary here

i have done this project on several 124's and always could lock the pulley with my home made tool

1989 300ce 129k
( facelifted front,updated tail lights, lowered suspension,bilstein sports, lorinser front spoiler, MOMO steering wheel, remus exhaust,stainless steel brake lines). (Gone)

1997 s320 154k (what a ride). Sold with 179k miles. Replaced with Hyundai Equus

1994 e320 Cabriolet 108k

1972 280se 4.5 153k Owned for 12 yrs, sorry I sold it


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Old 06-02-2013, 08:05 PM
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Use a Harbor Freight chain lock, did the trick for me, just make sure you keep it straight as you torque it as not to damage the pump.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:53 PM
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on my diesel I can grab the pulley with belt on it with my alligator pliers (channel locks in the US) then undo the fan bolt.

Never failed me. HF also sell a pulley spin tool that works perfect for this purpose.

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