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I'm trying to remove the crankshaft damper on a 2001 Taurus OHV (Vulcan engine). I removed the pulley, but cannot loosen the damper bolt....tried an impact wrench. I also tried locking the damper in place using a box wrench on one of the pulley bolts, locking it against the frame while turning the damper bolt with a breaker bar. It didn't budge. Does anyone have a suggestion? Thanks.
Try using the impact gun again only this time set it on do up tension as the bolt may be a left hand thread lock bolt /nut.
Posted on Mar 23, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Well the first thing is to forget what the manual says you need a threequrter air ratchet to take off the locker nut not a impact wrench. Put a block under the weels then put it in gear this well put presher on the flexplate and ceep the moter from turing over then take off the nut now you will need to go by the book when puting back togather.I would put a beed of hightem seller then put your seal in and let set for atleast 24 to 36 hours for best seal you can get.well I hope this will help good luck on your project.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
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
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
"Heat" and air impact is the trick. Get it as hot as you can and hit it with air impact. Be careful not to burn yourself!
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck with your repair.
Posted on May 05, 2009
You will have to brace the crankshaft somehow, either by way of the flywheel, or the pulley. The trick to getting the bolt to break is "heat". Propane will sometimes work, but it's generally not hot enough. You want to get that bolt glowing if you can, and hit it with air impact then. Be careful not to burn yourself!
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
Posted on May 12, 2009
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