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I have an old Craftsman LT 10hp 36" riding mower. The engine ran out of oil and seized. I found a replacement engine for it but I can't seem to get the pulleys off of the old engine. I've tried heat, lightly tapping it with a hammer, and penetrating oil (right away and over night). Nothing I do seems to make the thing even budge. I need something easier and much much faster! Any ideas? I have 2 days the get this done so I can't stick with the old "keep going at it and it will eventually come off"

I appreciate any ideas. Thanks
 

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buy/rent a gear puller. they should come right off then.

one word of advice, look up IN the pulleys to make sure the pulelr is actually hitting the crank. spent 2 hours trying to get a "stuck" pulley to move on my step FIL's cub when changing the engine. turned out the pulley had a flange in it that rested on teh bottom of the crank. it had the puller pushing against itself basically! and yes, i ruined the pulley but i had another just like it so no big deal!
 
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