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Old 06-13-2011, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Its for a 2000 Taurus 3.0 DOHC

ANy special tools to remove the crank pulley ? It got a shaft from the harmonic balance then the pulley then a bolt.

On the pulley itself shows the clockwise direction to remove but I can't seem to get it out.

Question: is it a solid one piece pulley/bolt/shaft only connect to the harmonic balance through the threaded outer wall of the harmonic balance ?

Or the first bolt remove the pulley, then the shaft come off, then finally the bolt in the middle of the harmonic balance... ?


I've searched and saw a few versions, maybe theyre from older models..

Confused as how to get this thing off.
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the threads are left hand. there is a special tool that is used to block the flex plate and prevent the engine from spinning backward and possibly causing damage. the whole thing comes off as one piece. i had to heat mine up at the threads at the balancer to get it off with and impact gun
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SO the outer most screw is also left handed thread (righty loosy, lefty tighty?)

Or is it the shaft that is left threaded ?

I saw this video on youtube at 2:13 of the video :
and it looks exactly like my engine except it seems like the pulley wheel can be removed by itself. And the guy said its a regular bolt (left lose, right tight)

Only the shaft itself is a 'right lose, left tight' onto the harmonic balance.


Thus explain why it didnt come out and stripped when I tried to remove it.


Please correct me if im wrong.
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Remove driveplate access cover and hold ring gear teeth with lg. screwdriver or pry bar to prevent crankshaft from turning. Remove nuts that secure pulley bracket to eng. front cover. Remove pulley and bracket from eng. Crankshaft pulley screws into crankshaft damper with a left-hand thread; turn crankshaft pulley clockwise to loosen and remove it. Remove crankshaft damper retaining bolt (conventional right-hand threads). Using a bolt-type puller, remove crankshaft damper. Using a seal puller, remove crankshaft front seal from eng. front cover. Note orientation of sealing lip so new seal will be installed in same direction.
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Remove driveplate access cover and hold ring gear teeth with lg. screwdriver or pry bar to prevent crankshaft from turning. Remove nuts that secure pulley bracket to eng. front cover. Remove pulley and bracket from eng. Crankshaft pulley screws into crankshaft damper with a left-hand thread; turn crankshaft pulley clockwise to loosen and remove it. Remove crankshaft damper retaining bolt (conventional right-hand threads). Using a bolt-type puller, remove crankshaft damper. Using a seal puller, remove crankshaft front seal from eng. front cover. Note orientation of sealing lip so new seal will be installed in same direction.

im not sure if the bolt is a solid piece with the pulley because i saw this pic on a part site looks very similiar to mine... which isn't removable.


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I got the info off The Contour Enthusiasts Group forum.

This is exactly what i needed to confirm the pulley removal process... but now the problem is the bolt stripped


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