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Old 04-17-2002, 02:55 PM
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You can pull the fan to gain easy access to the crank bolt, or try to access it (tight fit) from beneath. Should be a 27mm on your car. You'll need the socket and a short extension for the ratchet. Standing at the front of the engine, try turning the engine over (as if you were trying to tighten the crank bolt) through the two complete revolutions.

Chances are 1/4 turn didn't hurt anything, but be sure by rolling it over manually. The V-8s are as tight on the interference as the diesels, and jumping a tooth will bind things up. If you jumped a tooth, you will not be able to turn two complete revs.

If you were prying the flywheel up, from the right side of the bellhousing, that should have been turning the proper direction.
Mike Tangas
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