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Help no I have the right to not acquire the balancer come budge the little bit. The is a large block through a TCI rattler balancer. I have a balancer removal tool on there and also I even tried my impact wrench on the tool, set at 450 ft-lbs. Then i tried a breaker bar and also 4" of pipe. Ns bent the big center bolt ~ above the puller. Make the efforts a torch also. Nothing will budge it. Any good tricks the end there?Jim R.------------------My 70 Chevelle

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Jim, very first take the bolt out!! simply kidding.... Huge blocks usually have a genuine tight balancer fit, your going to have actually to acquire a monster puller, no a china, components store piece, something indigenous a significant tool co, snap on, mac etc. Soaking the front through penetrating spray (PB Blaster)and utilizing some leverage (pipe) and also an affect socket top top a breaker bar. Your doing the appropriate things, just need to enhance the tools. If all else fails, take the engine the end of the car, eliminate the oil pan and also with a sledge hammer wail top top the balancer..... LOL, DOH!!!

You require some warmth Epi! acquire out the firewrench! Seriously, heat it (balancer) up great with a torch and use the puller. It"ll come best off.------------------Triple black color 69 SS 396
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OK, i sprayed the crank/damper through penetrating fluid, let that sit because that a few hours, boil the thing up with my torch, used a larger peice of pipe and also leaned ~ above it. Hey, its that was simply that huge center bolt top top the puller twisting and also galling the threads. Ok, ns am turn off to search for a better puller. I hope this works. What bugs me is the fact that i have had this point off the crank about 4 time in the last 10 years. Never had actually to fight with it though

Epi,I know this is going to sound stupid, but make particular that there is no a washer in the balancer. Occasionally the washer because that the damper bolt will obtain "crusted" in place and you cannot tell that is there. If that is there, you will certainly be pushing versus the washer through the remove tool, and also it will never budge.....been there, done that as they say. Just one more thing come check.Rat dampers space tight, yet it should have actually come turn off if you have done everything you have actually so far.------------------Bill KoustenisAdvanced Automotive MachineWaldorf Md1971 heavy Chevy - original ownerTeam Chevelle #100
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These posts remind me the a male that i supplied to acquire to job-related on my car - he works for the regional county auto maint crew. Anyway, he said as soon as they had actually to traction pitman eight on big vehicles (like intake trucks), lock would placed the puller on and also crank under on it, spray under the arm v something choose yeild, and also go have lunch. One hour or so later, you"d right here this big racket from the garage, and there would be the puller and arm layin top top the floor...
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