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I have a problem removing the bolt of the damper

I need to replace the crankshaft damper pulley and i'm having problem loosening the bolt.How can I loosen such bolt?

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    bolt is too tight

  • Wilredo Pagan Rodriguez

    my problem was solved, thanks a lot, it took me two minutes to loosen the bolt.



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You usually need an impact gun,but....with the right amount or extension to clear the fender,you can use 1/2 drive breaker bar and a piece of pipe for leverage this bolt is torqued tight for a reason so even if you get it off, after the job is done it would be a good idea to take it to a mechanic and ask the nicely to tighten the crank bolt with a impact gun.have a good day DB

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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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