Harmonic Balancer keyway question?
I have a 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L with a cracked Harmonic Balancer. The Balancer is off but it had spun slightly an bent the end of the Key. I have straightened the end out best I can but still can't get the key out to replace it. I reinstalled the balancer using the installation tool and pulled it back off to see if I could straighten any more. I couldn't really tell any difference. Do I need to replace the key? I concerned about the tension that might be on the keyway if it's not completely straight but again I can't get the old Key out. Any suggestions?