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Juan Crespo
Juan Crespo, Tech Trainer
Category: Ford
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Experience:  A.S.E. Master Technician, Advanced Level, Emissions - Asian, Domestic, & European
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Do we need a special tool to get the damper off?

Customer Question

do we need a special tool to get the damper off?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.

Hello I will help

What year, model and engine size is you Ford?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ford sport trac 2005 4.0 engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The front crank seal was leaking alittle bit. new seal. need to get to it
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. Different expert here.

Yes, you do need a puller to remove the crankshaft damper. The Ford part number is ***** (see attached graphic) - you might be able to borrow a similar tool from any of the major auto parts retailers.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there are no threaded holes, two holes, no threads. in front face of damper
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

Does it look like the one in the attached graphic?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
would it be helpful to talk to husband on phone?
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

In that case, the tool I previously indicated is the correct one. See attached instructions on how to remove the damper with that tool - pay special attention to the damper bolt setting.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he is checking to see if he has the bolts
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

What bolts? The puller tool comes complete with all the necessary bolts...

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
maybe i should say he went off muttering - I thought I heard bolts
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

Just in case he needs to know, there's also a special tool that must be used to remove and install the front crank seal. See attached.

I'm logging off for the evening. I'm usually online weekdays from 1:45 to 7:45 PM EST. Hope to hear from you then.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is someone else going to be on?
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

As experts, we are all independent users on the site, not agents or employees. Who and when someone is on depends on the hours he/she can or wants to put in. If you need help before I can log in tomorrow and don't want to wait for me, just tell Customer Service you'd like another expert and they'll reopen the question.

Best Regards.

Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

I had the opportunity to log in early today. Please let me know if you need further assistance.