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Cant get the bolt out of the crank to remove the harmonica balancer to change the oil seal.

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Here's a little trick used to remove that stubborn crank pulley bolt. if you put the socket and a ratchet or a breaker bar on the crank bolt and place the handle so it's touching the ground to keep it from moving you can bump the ignition to make it crank once. be careful cranking the engine as you may need to crank it more then once to get the bolt to break loose. just be careful and make sure you line the ratchet up on the correct side so that it doesn't spin all the way around and possibly fly off or hit someone. Don't attempt if your not comfortable doing this.

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