Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Dodge Intrepid 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160, 00 miles
I have gotten a 10mm deep well socket stuck in the end of the crankshaft after inserting it to use to remove the crank pulley. It is a Craftsman 1/4" drive socket. Now, I find I cannot extract the socket. I realize this question may be better answered by a machinist, but thought I'd try and see what advice you will offer. The drive end of the socket is exposed approx. 1/8" from the end of the crankshaft. A large pair of vice grips just won't get enough of a bite to break it loose, and the socket drive handle won't grip well enough to pry against. Have you ever drilled and tapped threads into a socket? I'm to the point of trying that, putting the drive handle in and tightening a screw down onto the drive, but think that the socket may break while drilling/tapping. Ideas? Thanks sincerely for your thoughts.
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 31st, 2008 AT 10:39 PM