Originally Posted by andrew
I have a 2001 Sable with the 3.0 DOHC engine.
Does anyone know how to remove the single crankshaft pulley bolt? I guest the two more specific questions are:
Which direction do you turn the bolt to remove it?
How do you keep the crankshaft from turning while breaking the bolt free?
The crankshaft pulley bolt is a left hand thread, so righty loosey, lefty tighty. There is a Ford tool that locks to the teeth of the flexplate to hold the crankshaft from turning. You remove the plastic cover from the bellhousing to install the holder. Good luck!!! By the way, the crankshaft dampener bolt is a normal right hand thread.