Customer: My name is ***** *****. I'm working on a 97 Chevy Vortex 5.7L engine
. While trying to take off the timing sprocket, with a gear puller, the threads on the end of the crank got messed up. So, I'm thinking the threads need to be re tapped. Do you have a suggestion as to what is the best way to accomplish this or what number of tap or taper is. All I know is it is a fine thread.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: While trying to remove the timing sprocket, using a gear puller that didn't have a cone on the end, I messed up the threads on the end of the crank shaft. Please advise
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