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Hey guys, my 2006 6s has a crack in the water pump manifold, so I need to remove the exhaust cam pulley that drives the water pump to allow access to two of the mounting bolts. I've seen the write-up over at 6crew, the poster there removed his with a two-jaw puller which mangled the pulley. He mentioned that the Ford power steering pulley puller would work, but I don't think it will... the Mazda pulley doesn't have a groove on the inside for the puller to catch onto. I've seen the Mazda special tool, it has a plate that goes behind the pulley, with two studs that pass through the cutouts in the pulley... which attach to the front portion of the puller. I called my local Mazda parts dept and they said they don't rent the tool. I forgot to ask if they sell it, but I imagine it would be too much $$$. Does anyone know of an aftermarket puller that will work? Thanks for any help!