Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Rep Power: 72
Method 1: Impact wrench
Method 2: Breaker bar and socket on balancer bolt. Rest breaker bar on something solid (subframe, etc) toward front of car. Disable ignition (pull coil wire). Crank engine. Bolt will come loose. Done this many times with great success.
Even with plugs in, a wrench on the bolt will turn the engine over before the bolt breaks free.
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