2003 Ford Mustang FLY WHEEL

Tiny
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  • 2003 FORD MUSTANG
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 3,500 MILES
DO YOU HAVE ANY TRICKS FOR THE REMOVAL OF ENGINE FLY WHEEL? CLOCK WISE THREADS, USING A 3 FOOT CHEATER BAR, 14MM HEX HEAD ALLEN AND STILL CANNOT BREAK LOOSE.
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 1:12 PM

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Tiny
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Hi
No trick but you need an impact wrench. If you have no acess to air compressor you can rent an electric one. The hammering of the impact helps break loose.
They are righty tighty lefty loosy.
Let me know what happens
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 3:21 PM
Tiny
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I don't think you are correct with righty, tighty and lefty, loosey. On the flywheel it is stamped counter clockwise to tighten. There is about 3 inches clearance between the nut and the electric fan for the radiator. There is no way to get an impact wrench in therer. Any other ideas?
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 3:51 PM
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What are you trying to remove the flywheel is on the back of engine the radiator is in front?
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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My bad, I am not using the correct name apparently. It is the wheel on the front of the engine with the belts that run around it. I have always referred to this as a flywheel, but understand you are correct. We are trying to remove this wheen in order to put a larger wheel to boost the rpm of the super charger. All of this being done with the engine in the car.
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 4:26 PM
Tiny
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This a 4.6L? Removing crankshaft pully? Remove center bolt then a special tool is needed to remove pully. The center bolt is righthand thread. What is the 14mm hex for?
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 4:50 PM
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Yes, this is a 4.6 Cobra Mustang 50 year anniversary special. The 14mm hex is the size tool that was sent with the booster kit to remove the center bolt. Also a puller was sent to remove the pulley once we get the bolt removed. It is the bolt that we are having trouble breaking loose. The center bolt is made like an allen bolt. That is what the 14mm is aobut.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 6:14 AM
Tiny
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Ford says it is right hand thread like all crank bolts. Engine turns clockwise if bolt was lefthand it would backout. So if you can"t break it loose with breaker bar and 3 ft pipe. Then pull radiator to gain room for an impact. But if your trying to loosen like it was lefthand then tha's the problem.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 8:57 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, we are turning in a clockwise direction but cannot break loose. Was trying to avoid pulling the radiator but that may be the only solution. Just looking for the easy way out.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
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Try going left then right etc see if you can break tension on bolt. Also can try heating bolt BUT be carefull wrap wet rag around pully to keek heat away from balancer and seal.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 9:11 AM

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