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Is the crankshaft pulley aright or left handed thread

1998 ford ranger 2.5L 2wd. I'm replacing the timing belt and need to know if the crankshaft pulley is right or left handed thread.

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The bolt in the middle is usually counterclockwise. Standard thread removal.

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Remove or disconnect the following:
  • Negative battery cable
  • Right front wheel
  • Right fender splash shield
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  • Crankshaft pulley
  • Alternator harness connectors
  • Alternator


Remove the crankshaft pulley to provide clearance—2002–04 3.0L

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    • Alternator harness connectors
    NOTE The crankshaft pulley retainer has left-hand threads.

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