I'm in the process of replacing crankset and bottom bracket on my road bike - square taper type spindle. Bike is only four years old and bought from new, so all original parts with threads in good condition etc.
Trying to thread crank puller tool into cranks but can't seem to get it to screw in - obviously don't want to force it as it seems like hand tightening should be sufficient. Looks to be the correct size and cleaned & greased the threads of both the tool and the cranks.
Is there a particular technique to doing this or is it really just a case of turning clockwise and it starts to engage with the crank thread?
May be an age old question, but never done this before and don't want to risk damaging tools and/or components. Any suggestions appreciated.