Question about 1996 Ford Explorer
If your talking about large nut for fan to pump it is let hand thread,put wrench on and slao with hammer while belt still on.this will ussualy break it loose.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The bolt holding you up is on the bottom by the compressor, right? You Will have to have an inverted torx socket to remove the studs. Also there is a spacer behind the mount bracket, remember where it goes. You will have to pull the pully bolts and get it out of the way too. Some of those cars have plastic elbows going from the intake to the water pump, be carefull with it. Your motor may not have this but be ready to replace it if it does because it will most likley break. Good Luck.
Posted on May 10, 2009
USUALLY I LOOSEN ALL OF THE BOLTS BEFORE I TAKE THE BELT OFF TO HELP KEEP THE PULLEY FROM TURNING... USE A LONG SCREWDRIVER OR PRYBAR .. PUT IT BETWEEN THE TWO OTHER BOLTS AND LOOSEN THE 3RD. CONTINUE TILL ALL ARE LOOSE.. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REMOVED 2 OF 3 BOLTS THEN RE INSTALL THE OTHER 2 A FEW THREADS SO YOU CAN PUT THE SCREWDRIVER IN BETWEEN THEM TO STOP THE PULLEY FROM TURNING.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Ok, it's best to have the fan belt ON all the way, that way it holds the pulley in place. Then, put your wrench on the nut, and tap the wrench with a hammer. This will break it loose, and then you can unscrew it the rest of the way. It works like an impact wrench.
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
there is a tool . there are holes in the fan pulley that a span wrench fits into that hold the pulley from turning when you put a wrench on the fan nut . Now if you do not have the tool you can try tapping on the nut a little bit with a hammer .. then put the wrench on it and hit the wrench with a rubber mallet . the shock of this may loosen the nut and let you spin the fan off I also have had to apply heat to that nut to get them to loosen . (kind of like tapping on a jar lid to get it too loosen to open)
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
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