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Old 03-15-2016
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ranger 3.0 harmonic balancer

So I have been trying to get the center bolt off the harmonic balancer for a couple of days now, before I go out and buy a better impact wrench can anyone tell me for sure if i ma turning the bolt the right way. I am working it like it is normal threads and turning it counterclockwise(standing in front of truck) to try to loosen it - is this correct, or could it be reverse threads.

thanks for any help or clarification
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Yes.... you are trying to turn the bolt the correct way to get it out (counter clockwise, normal right hand thread). I had mine off last fall to replace the
timing cover gasket. It is a 14mm fine thread fastener. I bought a longer bolt to
get the balancer started back on the crank since the stock bolt is too short to
get balancer started.
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I always use a map has torch to heat stubborn bolts up. Makes a big difference


Also.....I broke a crank pulley bolt. The smaller ones that hold the pulley on. They have a lot of red lock tight on have to melt the lock tight and then remove them.
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