(SOMETIMES) you can grip the wheel on both sides and pull, while another hits the center shaft with a hammer and brass. This does not alway work and you end up working you'r a#$ off. But the puller is fool proof, and yes the harmonic balancer puller works as well.
As I recall, I put the shaft of the wheel through an open vise - sitting the back of the wheel on the vise jaws. Unscrewed the bolt just a bit and tapped it. Unscrewed a little more and tapped a couple more times you need to be careful not to round the nut but it worked for me...
If you loosen it a lot the thread is sloppy and you can mess up the threads on the bolt or in the shaft.
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