Subaru crankshaft pulley

subaru
outback

#1

I have a manual subaru outback. I used the starter bump to loosen the crank pulley bolt but now I need to torque it tight.

I don’t want to have to take the starter out to immobilize the flywheel. I heard there was a flywheel inspection hole on the bell housing but I cannot find it. Is it underneath perhaps? Does anyone have a picture?


#2

Put it in gear, set the parking brake, and block the wheels.

Torque away!

I torqued the flywheel pulley on my automatic Legacy using a strap wrench to hold the pulley. It worked.