Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 01-08-2010, 09:51 AM
olfordtruck olfordtruck is offline
Ford Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 501
Default U/D Pullies Trouble

So, im pumped that I finally got my pullies but im getting a little ticked off. I went to autozone and advanced auto parts and all of their fan clutch removal tools are too big for my truck. So i figured that I would just work on the crank pulley and the alternator pulley to at least get those tow on since they are the only ones with different diameters. Due to the stupid fan which I cannot get off, I cant get to the bolts on the crank pulley.

Im at a complete loss at what to do now. I want to get this thing running with the extra power but its just ticking me off. The next chance ill get on working on it is sunday or monday.

Is there anyone that has any experience/ advice for removing the fan/ fan clutch on a 3.0? Or if theres any writeups out there that will help me out i will be forever in your debt!!! lol.

Thanks for any help!
__________________
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Vulcan Auto Tranny
MAC Performance Ram Air Intake
Flowmaster Super 44 w/ tailpipe before the wheel
Interior and Exterior LED w/ music interface
Ford Racing front and rear Sway Bars
Limited Slip with 4.10 gears


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3114321
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-08-2010, 11:21 PM
98blownranger 98blownranger is offline
Custom KeyChain R Me
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 718
Default

I just got done fighting with a 3.0.
use a 7/8 open end on the fan shaft use a strap wrench or chain vise grip to stop the pulley form turning. some guys are able to use a screwdriver against the 2 of 4 bolt on the back side fo the pulley to stop it from turning
take a larger hammer and hit the end of the 7/8 open end from the left side. turning the wrench clockwise. that should get it loose.
good luck
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by redrumedge View Post
98blown you should be an MD! that's the same stuff my doc asks and ur spot on man!!!
98 4.0 2wd-----supercharger fully build heads cam...all show with go......3 time world of wheels champ 5 time national winner


lots of ranger parts for sale leftovers from my 94/96
96 sitting on the frame, waiting to go lower


custom billet parts by me intake adapters and billet steps for the step sides

please sign my guestbook!!
http://breyperformancemachine.shutterfly.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-09-2010, 05:58 AM
olfordtruck olfordtruck is offline
Ford Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 501
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 98blownranger View Post
I just got done fighting with a 3.0.
use a 7/8 open end on the fan shaft use a strap wrench or chain vise grip to stop the pulley form turning. some guys are able to use a screwdriver against the 2 of 4 bolt on the back side fo the pulley to stop it from turning
take a larger hammer and hit the end of the 7/8 open end from the left side. turning the wrench clockwise. that should get it loose.
good luck
Thank you! Someone just told me the same thing on another site when i woke up. Weird how its 7/8 inch instead of 36mm but oh well. Ive got the strap wrench but now i need to go but a long shaft 7/8 wrench.

Appreciate the help!!! Ill update this and let ya know how it goes!
__________________
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Vulcan Auto Tranny
MAC Performance Ram Air Intake
Flowmaster Super 44 w/ tailpipe before the wheel
Interior and Exterior LED w/ music interface
Ford Racing front and rear Sway Bars
Limited Slip with 4.10 gears


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3114321
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-09-2010, 08:33 AM
surfer03133 surfer03133 is offline
Dead Whales Everywhere!
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 929
Send a message via Skype™ to surfer03133
Default

are you sure they were too big? when i got mine, it only said fan clutch removal tool, not specific to anything other than Ford. its just a really big spanner that holds the two bolts, but it makes it soooo much easier than trying it other ways.
__________________
08 Ranger Sport 2wd
aFe CAI, 30x9.5.x15 Grabber AT2s, U/D pulleys, flowmaster super 44

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy

"Somehow the "god of the athiests" delivers more miracles than all other religion combined than..."
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-09-2010, 10:51 AM
Gearhead299 Gearhead299 is offline
<<<IT LIVES!!!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 300
Default

the first time i did it i went and rented the special tool that holds the bolts, when i moved em to my other truck i just jammed a big screwdriver into two of the bolts and that held it fine

as for the alternator (i think you asked about that in the other thread) i used an impact gun to get the nut off (and put it back on) sometimes the pulley pops off easy, sometimes you need to pry it with a screw driver, once i needed a puller to pop it off
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-09-2010, 04:01 PM
olfordtruck olfordtruck is offline
Ford Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 501
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by surfer03133 View Post
are you sure they were too big? when i got mine, it only said fan clutch removal tool, not specific to anything other than Ford. its just a really big spanner that holds the two bolts, but it makes it soooo much easier than trying it other ways.
Yeah, its way too big. The wrench that goes over the fan bolst cant get to the bolts cuz the fan sticks over them too far and the wrench that goes over the nut is too big. Its a 7/8 inch, not the 36mm. Weird I know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead299 View Post
the first time i did it i went and rented the special tool that holds the bolts, when i moved em to my other truck i just jammed a big screwdriver into two of the bolts and that held it fine

as for the alternator (i think you asked about that in the other thread) i used an impact gun to get the nut off (and put it back on) sometimes the pulley pops off easy, sometimes you need to pry it with a screw driver, once i needed a puller to pop it off
Thats actually what i was gonna do before i found out that the other wrench didnt work. Just need a good brace on the pulley to crank it off. I dont have a working impact gun at the moment but im sure there is a place that will crank it off for me. if i just take the alternator there.

The big thing im wondering is the crank pulley. Seems like its gonna be really hard to get off. Any tips?
__________________
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Vulcan Auto Tranny
MAC Performance Ram Air Intake
Flowmaster Super 44 w/ tailpipe before the wheel
Interior and Exterior LED w/ music interface
Ford Racing front and rear Sway Bars
Limited Slip with 4.10 gears


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3114321
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-09-2010, 09:10 PM
surfer03133 surfer03133 is offline
Dead Whales Everywhere!
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 929
Send a message via Skype™ to surfer03133
Default

you'll need the extension for the socket, and have someone hold on to that thing to keep it from spinning. we couldnt get an impact in there so i used 3 ft of steel tube to get leverage. the hardest part is taking them all off. if your having trouble keeping the pulley from moving, you can wrap the belt around it and use that as extra grip
__________________
08 Ranger Sport 2wd
aFe CAI, 30x9.5.x15 Grabber AT2s, U/D pulleys, flowmaster super 44

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy

"Somehow the "god of the athiests" delivers more miracles than all other religion combined than..."
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-09-2010, 11:18 PM
olfordtruck olfordtruck is offline
Ford Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 501
Default

Yeah this will be interesting. I might put the strap wrench on it and try to brace it like ill have to on the water pump pulley to get the clutch off. Sounds to be an eventful task!
__________________
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Vulcan Auto Tranny
MAC Performance Ram Air Intake
Flowmaster Super 44 w/ tailpipe before the wheel
Interior and Exterior LED w/ music interface
Ford Racing front and rear Sway Bars
Limited Slip with 4.10 gears


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3114321
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-09-2010, 11:46 PM
Fx4wannabe01 Fx4wannabe01 is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,058
Default

Performance Tool(brand) Ford Clutch Fan Removal Tools I bought at a local autoparts store fit my 4.0 just fine. The side that holds the water pump pulley is a little bigger than it needs to be, but it still works. All others I've rented/bought are the same exact way.

FWIW, I think 3.0's are righty loosey. 4.0's are lefty loosey.
__________________
'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-10-2010, 06:26 AM
surfer03133 surfer03133 is offline
Dead Whales Everywhere!
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 929
Send a message via Skype™ to surfer03133
Default

ya, 3.0s have reverse thread
__________________
08 Ranger Sport 2wd
aFe CAI, 30x9.5.x15 Grabber AT2s, U/D pulleys, flowmaster super 44

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy

"Somehow the "god of the athiests" delivers more miracles than all other religion combined than..."
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-10-2010, 09:24 AM
olfordtruck olfordtruck is offline
Ford Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 501
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
FWIW, I think 3.0's are righty loosey. 4.0's are lefty loosey.
Yeah it is. I was told that if the pulley has the ridges for the belts tracks then its clockwise reverse thread and if its smooth that its counter clockwise normal thread. Gonna try to start working on it now.
__________________
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Vulcan Auto Tranny
MAC Performance Ram Air Intake
Flowmaster Super 44 w/ tailpipe before the wheel
Interior and Exterior LED w/ music interface
Ford Racing front and rear Sway Bars
Limited Slip with 4.10 gears


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3114321
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-10-2010, 12:40 PM
Gearhead299 Gearhead299 is offline
<<<IT LIVES!!!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 300
Default

i'm going by memory here but i think on the crank pulley i got a big socket on a half inch drive breaker bar to hold the engine from turning and got a 3/8" ratchet and whatever socket and extension i needed to take out the 4 bolts (i think) that hold it on the harmonic balancer
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MAF trouble 4x4man 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 17 11-16-2010 07:48 AM
U/D pullies olfordtruck 3.0 Vulcan Tech 16 12-29-2009 11:44 PM
having some trouble 94ranger3.0 3.0 Vulcan Tech 21 12-22-2009 08:46 PM
V6 in trouble Sifurich 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 4 07-18-2009 08:51 AM
A/C Trouble Draco General Ford Ranger Discussion 1 07-09-2009 02:38 PM