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Old 09-18-2009, 11:05 PM
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Default 2.5 litre harmonic balancer?

Does the 1998 ford ranger 2.5 litre have a harmonic balancer?
I'm trying to remove the crankshaft pulley without much success.
I can't remove the bolt holding it in place.
Is this a harmonic balancer?
And if so how do I remove it?
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:15 PM
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Yes it is a crank pulley

Is the whole crank turning while trying to remove the bolt
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:17 PM
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yes, crank moves slowly.
I've tried removing the pulley with a pneumatic impact gun (350 ft/lbs)
and it won't budge. Put it in gear even and slowly move the truck....
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:27 PM
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You have anyway to heat the bolt to loosen it up some

U will also need a puller to actually remove it
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:08 PM
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Heat it with a torch?
Does the bolt just come out ?
then use a puller?
Is the bolt reverse thread?
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:40 PM
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I'd borrow a better impact. Mine was only 99.00 from Parts America a few years back & is 450ftlbs in reverse. I used it on my crank bolt when installing U/D pullies on my Mustang & it buzzed it off real quick.
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:42 PM
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Also to lossen the bolt it will need to turn the opposite dirrection that the pullie turns when the engine runs.
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:46 PM
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I have heard of people just using a long breaker bar that will reach the ground. So one end is attached to the crank bolt & the other end against the floor or ground. Then with the coil pack disconnected use the starter to turn the engine over in turn loosening the crank bolt.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:02 PM
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Thanks for the hints.
I purchased the most poweful impact Sears had in stock.
I'll try the long wrench against the ground trick....
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:27 PM
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i couldnt get an impact in mine so i just used a breaker bar on the frame and crankes the engine over and worked just fine really easy
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