Hi. I am having the hardest time trying to pull the balancer off my 2006 Ford Mustang (v6). I have a pull kit and I just can't seem to turn the wrench without the crank turning. Also, the center (push) bolt isn't turning threads which is why it turns the whole unit which causes compression. The balancer is stuck no matter what I do...(less using a heat gun). :-/
JA: Have you checked the coolant
level? Have you checked to make sure the thermostat
Customer: What would that have anything to do with the harmonic balancer coming off the crank shaft (snout)? Just curious....
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I have a mechanic guiding me via phone and pics and I keep getting the same answer...or they're just as stumped. It is stuck and it won't budge off. I used liquid wrench, and two different claw foot pullers but to no avail. The crank turns every time I turn the drive on the wrench and it shouldn't turn...I have even tried jamming it so it doesn't move but the bolt isn't turning through the threads which is causing a lot of pressure on the bolts and I'm afraid I will snap the heads off the bolts in the puller or break the puller itself. Also, used an impact wrench but to no avail.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No...I'm stumped and just want to beat the crap out of it.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Ford Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.