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Retainer bolt that holds harmonic balancer on. I can't wedge anything in there to stop crankshaft from moving and don't have impact wrench (heard not to use one anyways)
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Use a screwdriver through one of the small holes braced against the block to hold the balancer in place then use a breaker bar to turn the bolt. I let mine sit for a few hours with penetrating oil on the bolt - came right off.
 

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It's not recommended for about a hundred reasons...but you can disconnect the coil, lay a breaker bar over to the frame, and bump the starter. Hasn't failed me yet.
 

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Retainer bolt that holds harmonic balancer on. I can't wedge anything in there to stop crankshaft from moving and don't have impact wrench (heard not to use one anyways)
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why not? an impact is THE BEST thing you could possibly use to break that bolt loose.

whoever told you that is retarded.
 

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It said that on the harmonic balancer kit I rented from auto zone. Got it off using the bump start method. New balancer is in place. Just gotta go get torque wrench to lock new one in. Anyone know what its supposed to be tightened to ?? My haynes Manuel hasn't arrived yet
 

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just snug it down and call it good. like i mean snug it down.

give the breaker bar a good jerk motion. so you spin the engine just a little bit. you need impact force to get the torque applied, as an applied force will only turn the engine.
 

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probably not something you did. the truck is either testing your patience, or now you heard it because you paying attention.....
 

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Just drill a couple holes in a short piece of 3/16" to 1/4" thick steel and slip
3/8" bolts through the holes in the balancer and through the tool you made
from scrap steel.

BTW, never use a file for a pry bar!

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That one's crystal pattern was changed, a clue is the holes drilled through it. ;)
That's a normalized file I'd bent "back" to make a knife out of but never did.

Alvin in AZ
 

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Actually it has been posted before on FSB as to use that method.
Yes, the breaker bar trick. i was referring to the person who told the OP to not use the impact gun to remove the bolt.
 

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So no idea what it is ?? I'm thinking gasket on headers ???

Just installed cb radio. Mojave trail t-minus 2 months
hard to tell without a sound clip. feel around and try and find air escaping.

if the manifolds are stock, there won't be any gaskets.

headers will have gaskets most likely.
 

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When my boys were little they'd find something and holler from across
the yard "what is this thing?" :) I'd holler back "if you can't tell what it is
looking at it in your hands, how am I supposed to know what it is from
way over here? ;)"

The internet is funny that way too. ;)

Alvin in AZ
 

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When my boys were little they'd find something and holler from across
the yard "what is this thing?" :) I'd holler back "if you can't tell what it is
looking at it in your hands, how am I supposed to know what it is from
way over here? ;)"

The internet is funny that way too. ;)

Alvin in AZ
:histerica classic alvin. well said :rofl:
 

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I'll get a sound clip by tomorrow somehow, too late to fire up the beast. Manifolds are stock so ill feel where air is.coming from cause there was def more exhaust smell from under hood than before
 
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