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Damper threads

(1999 Ford Taurus)
in South Range, WI on July 03, 2010
got a 1999 Taurus 3.0L DOHC and the shaft behind the harmonic pulley(crank pulley) broke.
I got the harmonic pulley and bracket off and had to grind the shaft down to the to the damper pulley where there is a nut.
I used a 3/4 breaker bar and 6' pipe to try and unthread the shaft from the center of the damper counterclock wise but it won't move. Does anyone know if the thread are left or right thread in the center of the damper pulley? Everything online says there right thread and to unthread go counterclock wise.At my wits end, if you have a diagram, it would be great! Thanks
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on July 03, 2010
it is right hand. you need air power to get it off.

Roy
on July 03, 2010
tried that 1/2 impact, no luck
on July 03, 2010
need a more powerfull gun. i have to use my 3/4 air gun at times to break the thread lock.

Roy
on July 03, 2010
looking at harmonic pulley for sale, they say the harmonic pulley attaches to the damper with left threads?

Found the diagram.. the crank pulley attaches to the damper pulley with left threads..
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