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Help with Crankshaft

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5s10, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. k5s10

    k5s10 Registered Member

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    I stripped the threads on my crankshaft where the harmonic balancer bolts up. What is the best way to fix this? Thanks
     
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    Is the engine still in the truck or up on a stand?
     
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    Buy a new bolt. Drill out the old threads, and get a tap to cut new threads that match the size of the new bolt you got to fit it. Reassemble, and drive.

    To get at it if it's in the truck, revoval of the radiator and grill may be necessary.

    I have a friend that just put JB weld on one and tightened it the best he could. Wouldnt recommend it though.
     
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    The engine is out of the truck.
     
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    heli coil
     
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