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Crankshaft pulley and bolt thread

Postby BZM » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:10 pm

Hi there
I have a 2.2 diesel transit, front wheel drive, which, according to the VIN plate is a 2006 but was first registered end of 2007.
Earlier today, the centre came out of the crankshaft pulley - the rubber appears to have perished, causing the problem. Firstly, is this a common fault? I would have expected it to last a lot longer than this, as it's only done 12,000 miles. Secondly, other than going direct to Ford, does anyone know where I can get a replacement? And is there a modification, or does it have to be the rubber one again? Lastly, is the pulley retaining bolt normal thread, or left hand thread?
Hope someone out there can help.
Many thanks.
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Re: Crankshaft pulley and bolt thread

Postby taz666 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:04 pm

i wouldnt say this is a common fault but ive see a few do it, not sure if there are any available on ebay but as with everything else you get what you pay for, i know ford ones are expensive but at least you know its not going to go again in a few months and the 3 crank bolts are 15mm, normal thread and bloody tight
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Re: Crankshaft pulley and bolt thread

Postby BZM » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:31 am

Thanks for that; it's much appreciated. I know what you're saying about genuine parts - false economy to buy anything else! Thanks, also, for the thread info. Yes, I imagine they will be VERY tight. Not an easy job to get loose, I'm sure. Still, it's got to be done.
Thanks, again.
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Re: Crankshaft pulley and bolt thread

Postby taz666 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:19 pm

best idea if you havent got an air gun is to put handbrake on, put into 4th gear and use a big bar and socket to undo
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Re: Crankshaft pulley and bolt thread

Postby BZM » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:55 am

Thanks very much for the advice. I'm really grateful.
Part should arrive today, so will be attempting asap.
Thanks again.
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Re: Crankshaft pulley and bolt thread

Postby BZM » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:31 pm

Hi Taz666
I've managed to get the bolts undone, and you were right - they were tight!!!!!
When I picked the new pulley up from the Ford dealer, I asked the guy for a torque setting and he told me it was 45nm plus 120 degrees. Firstly, does this sound right? If so, am I right in assuming that the bolts are stretch bolts? If they are, can I use them again, or do they have to be replaced? If they can be used again, are they likely to snap?
Once again, any advice would be much appreciated.
Cheers.
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Re: Crankshaft pulley and bolt thread

Postby taz666 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:18 pm

hello m8 sorry its taken me a while to reply, yes its 45 nm and 120 degrees and the bolts can be reused twice before they need replacing
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Re: Crankshaft pulley and bolt thread

Postby BZM » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:50 pm

THANK YOU very much for all your help. Just one last thing... I have looked at the power steering pump to see how to tension the belt but i cant see any way of adjusting the tension when i refit the belt. Or is it done in some other way? Once again, many thanks for all the info and advice.
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