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How to stop crank turning with sump in place to undo front pulley bolt on 85 ford laser

I want to replace front oil seal on 85 laser

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  • ash seder May 11, 2010

    what do you need to no this is a Farly easy job i can help you if you clarify your problem

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I positioned the spanner against subframe and engaged starter motor briefly which loosened the crank bolt..checked first the rotational directions were correct. This is for 1985 Ford Laser/ Mazda 323

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