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Ford Taurus SEL I want to replace timing cover and gasket

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I want to replace timing cover and gasket on my 02 taurus 3.0 OHC 193K miles. I have removed water pump and most bolts and am down to the timing cover itself. How do I remove the timing cover pulley & harmonic balancer?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 4 years ago.
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Enclosed are the complete instruction for the balancer and the Front cover. Let me know if you need more help.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
What tools are necessary?
Expert:  Ron replied 4 years ago.
The only special tool you will need is the harmonic balancer puller, if you do not have one, most part store have a tool loner program for a small fee.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

how many bolts are there to the timing cover?

 

Expert:  Ron replied 4 years ago.
There are 10 bolts.

See complete instruction here.

DOWNLOAD HERE

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How can I remove Pulley without pulley moving while I'm removing it?
Expert:  Ron replied 4 years ago.
Are you talking about the water pump?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No, the crankshaft pulley ...the water pump is already off.
Expert:  Ron replied 4 years ago.

If you use an air ratchet the bolts will come off the balancer with out it moving, if not, you are going to have to remove the starter and wedge a large pry bar in the teeth of the flywheel and this will hold it. It easier to use an air ratchet.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

After pulling off the crankshaft pulley then do I need to pry off the balancer?

 

Expert:  Ron replied 4 years ago.
No that is where you will need the puller, you can not pry it off. You have to use the puller.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
does it need to go back on to the exact spot on the shaft? Do I have to mark anything?
Expert:  Ron replied 4 years ago.
It will only go on one way, the balancer has a slot for the crank shaft key way, line it up with that.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Last question - how can I tell if the timing cover is cracked or not? And will one from a wreck yard work?

Expert:  Ron replied 4 years ago.
The only way to tell if its cracked is to remove it and clean it up real well and look it over real well, yes a use one will work but make sure to look it over as well to be sure its in good shape.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Great thank you, I am 100% satisfied !! Have a great rest of the day
Expert:  Ron replied 4 years ago.
You are very welcome, thank you very much as well.
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