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Can you tell me how to get the Harmonic Balancer bolt loose? Right or left hand threads? Any suggestions like torch,cheater bars. I tried an impact both directions and it won't loosen. Thanks!
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Is the engine turning with you might have to pull the pulleys then put pulleys bolts back in and a cross brace on them to stop that. It's just standard threads, right on left off..
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Conventional threads. Use a cheater bar on a 1/2" breaker bar and a six point socket.
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You can wedge the breaker bar against the ground and hit the starter really quickly. It'll break loose easily. Not real professional, but it will work...
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OMG!!!!!! I put a long cheater bar on the bolt and put it near the ground. Then I hit the starter and the cheater bar rotated around and tore thru my new GTO hood. ^*#@$&#**!
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Man!!!!!!!!! I just about died writing that. LMAO! Sorry couldn't resist.Thanks for your suggestions guys.
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I blocked the crankshaft from turning and used a 5 ft cheater. Worked great!
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OMG!!!!!! I put a long cheater bar on the bolt and put it near the ground. Then I hit the starter and the cheater bar rotated around and tore thru my new GTO hood. ^*#@$&#**!
You're having to much FUN!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the update good to hear you got her done!!!!!!!!
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It would have been ALL MY FAULT!!! That's ok....it wouldn't be the first time!!!!
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