Great information everybody! I have read all 11 pages on this sticky, and feel I have a very good information base to start this project, as I am a semi-professional shade tree mechanic
... I am a bit confused as to the difference between the standard and automatic transmission with regards to the "starter bump" trick ...
I have a 1994 Nissan Sentra LE, 1.6L Manual transmission ...
My understanding after reading this post, is that if you have a standard transmission, and someone holds their foot on the brake pedal, it will hold the crankshaft pulley stable while the bolt is loosened?
And if you have an automatic, you should position a 27mm socket and breaker bar on the ground or somewhere stable, and disconnect the primary wire leading to the distributor to prevent the engine from starting, the "bump" the starter to loosen the crankshaft pulley bolt?
I would appreciate a bit of clarification before I attempt this repair ... I have a new Beck/Arnley seal, a set of 3 pulley puller tools (from Habor Freight), a 27mm 1/2 inch drive socket and 1/2 inch drive ratchet ... however, I do not have a breaker bar, at the moment. I also do not have air tools or any impact wrench type tools. I appeciate any assistance or clarification regarding this repair, which I am hoping to complete tomorrow.
My thanks, in advance!