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Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:28 pm 
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Hi guys...does anyone know the head size of the big bolt that holds the harmonic balancer on a '95 Ford 5.0 ?
I don't have a socket big enough so need to go buy one and I can't get in there to measure it.
Also havin' trouble keeping the pulley from turning when I'm trying to undo the bolts on there. I've set the park brake, tried her in "Park, D, 3, 2, & 1" as per the instruction manual, but it still keeps a turnin'. Don't tell me I gotta chock the drivetrain? :P I really don't wanna!
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Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:38 pm 
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15/16 or 24mm and cut a wedge out of timber, and use it against your drive belt will work...
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Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:39 pm 
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347stroker wrote:
15/16 or 24mm and cut a wedge out of timber, and use it against your drive belt will work...


Awesome thanks! :) :wink:

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Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:48 pm 
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I like to use the starter motor trick LOL.
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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:02 am 
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Walker wrote:
I like to use the starter motor trick LOL.


Lol, yeah that was gonna be my next step if everything else failed. :P Was hoping to not have to take anything else off just to change the balancer. :lol:

Nice Fairlane by the way. :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:40 am 
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Walker wrote:
I like to use the starter motor trick LOL.


Same.. Its awesome isn't it. Always good in a group when people are watching, and they s**t themselves when the breaker bar hits the rail. :D

Although on a V8, a rattle gun will fit in between the balancer and radiator.
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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:39 am 
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Walker wrote:
I like to use the starter motor trick LOL.


Same.. Its awesome isn't it. Always good in a group when people are watching, and they s**t themselves when the breaker bar hits the rail. :D

Although on a V8, a rattle gun will fit in between the balancer and radiator.


Haha, yeah. :) *wishes he had a rattle gun* "siiigh" lol. :twisted:

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:57 pm 
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Unless you have a really good rattle gun, i've found the starter trick is the best.
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Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:12 pm 
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Ahh! All done and running smoother than ever. :lol:
The old wooden wedge in the drive pulley trick worked sweet. ;)

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