Originally Posted by 04blackedge
Yeah fan must come off but its not hard. I didn't even need the special tool to get mine off, just a strap wrench and a crescent wrench.
when I did my e-fan I did need the tool. I used a strp I have and it slipped :( Didnt need anything on the crank pulley though! Just gave each bolt a couple wacks with a hammer and they broke "loose". I say "loose" because they wont come out by hand at all. Ford REALLY slapped on the loctite on those bolts.