It sounds like a bad idea to bang on it as it seems likely the impact could be transmitted to the crankshaft main bearings, or could knock something out of true. If I were you I'd play it safe and get the extended "starter" bolt and do it "right". Why take chances? There's usually a reason the instructions say to do it that way, and not some other way.99svt32v said:i didn't get a steeda bolt, but how do i get the new pulley on there. I aligned the keyway, put some silicone on there, but without having anything touching the pulley(bolt) how can i get it on there, Mallet?