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Old 11-13-2009, 11:02 AM
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Default Help with crank shaft hub bolt!!!!

I have a 93 Ford Ranger and I am trying to install the timing belt. I can not get the crank shaft hub bolt loose. I am using a 1/2" impact. If anyone has any ideas that may help me to get this loose, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:14 AM
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could be reverse thread...meaning rightly = loosey.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:13 PM
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Or it could be rusted and you may have to soak it in P.B. Or you could heat it up. Ive had to heat up strut bolts because of rust
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:59 AM
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I have a 93 Ford Ranger and I am trying to install the timing belt. I can not get the crank shaft hub bolt loose. I am using a 1/2" impact. If anyone has any ideas that may help me to get this loose, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Andrew
Hi,

Just wondering if you ever got the crankshaft bolt loose on your ranger. I'm having the same problem. Walked through a Haynes repair manual step-by-step. It makes a big deal to tell me not to let crankshaft turn counter-clockwise and to set timing to top dead center. Best I can tell there is NO WAY, I can follow those guidelines and still get the bolt loosened.

I saw a post on another forum where a guy says he sets a breaker bar from the bolt against chassis of car (on driver's side chassis of car, then "bumps" the starter to loosen it. That may work but sounds risky to me. I can see screwing up my timing in a big way somehow if I tried that.

I don't see how this isn't a problem for 50% of the people who change out the timing belt. I really thought I'd see some good feedback from people. Please let me know if you get it resolved. By the way, I think the nut is 22mm--may make for better fit than 1/2" socket.

Thanks,
Gary
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:26 AM
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even if the crank turns you can still put it to tdc. remove #1 spark plug. insert your finger into hole have some one turn engine over. once ur finger gets blown out the hole it is tdc
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