Does anyone have any ideas on how to remove a crank key from the end
of a crankshaft? I tried grabbing it with pliers, knocking it out
with a hammer and chisel, thought about heat but worried about the
effects on the crank, bearing, seal. Any tricks I should be aware of?
The key needs to be replaced, worn down after many years of use,
succeeded to also gouge out the key slot on the harmonic balancer.
Its a 1990 Escort GT 1.9L EFI HO motor if anyone cares.
On 23 Apr 2007 08:12:56 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Have you tried with a very small chisel that might get under it? Can
you grab it with visegrips and then hammer UP on the visegrip?
Hammering on it, however, may not be good for the engine thrust
bearing and or the seals in that area. I'd be inclined to try a
little heat near it.
Got it finally, figured out by lowering the engine enough and turning
the key to six o'clock I could get at it better from underneath the
car, at the end of the crank with, as you suggested, a small chisel
that got underneath the outboard end of the key. Thanks!
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