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3 liter engine runs but the belts don't turn, took it apart, a key is shot, looks like it comes in from the inside out from a timing gear, the harmonic is egg shaped, need to replace, looking for the best way to replace the key....any ideas.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U are going to have to replace the crankshaft.

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If the key you are referring to is the woodruff key in the crankshaft snout, use a small chisel or screwdriver and tap on the front of it lightly. It will then loosen up and can be grabbed with pliers and removed.

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