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Old 06-21-2010, 09:45 AM
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Remove Flywheel Stuck on Crankshaft

Just thought I would share a few pics that might help someone else someday. My flywheel was SERIOUSLY STUCK on the crankshaft. After trying all methods of prying, heating and banging to no avail I ran across these pictures over on Team Chevelle. Basically the guy took his steering wheel puller and welded 3 pieces of steel stock to it to make it into a flywheel puller. Using this concept I simplified it a bit by cutting 3 pieces of 1/2 inch thick x 1 inch wide steel stock, each piece 6" long. I then drilled holes in either end and bolted one end to my steering wheel puller (instead of welding them and permanently messing up my puller) and then bolted the other end to the flywheel. This also makes the tool adjustable to line up the bolt holes. Just make sure you use grade 8 bolts and remember that the flywheel is EXTREMELY HEAVY - if it falls it will have no problem removing a finger or two

Attached are the pics of the tool I found online. I will take some pics of my simplified version tonight and also post them.

Update: The last 2 pictures are my version of the same tool

Hope this helps save someone the frustration I went through.
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Pretty neat tool, But i haven't never had one stuck all that bad but this is nice info to know, Thanks.
You need to post this here. http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/home...ed-164919.html .




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Old 06-22-2010, 08:06 AM
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Interestingly, I noticed that both of us having the stuck flywheel issue have the centerforce billet flywheel that comes with the dual friction clutch package.. not sure if that is a common thread or not, but I have never had one this stuck before...

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Pretty neat tool, But i haven't never had one stuck all that bad but this is nice info to know, Thanks.
You need to post this here. http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/home...ed-164919.html .




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Good tool SS66. And like most good tools, the idea is transferable to other problem situations. So even though we may never have a stuck flywheel, we certainly have other stuff that hangs up where a traditional puller won't work just by itself. So thanks for posting this.
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To prevent the flywheel from falling once it comes loose, loosely thread a bolt or 2 into the crankshaft long enough to allow the crank to fully clear the pilot flange, then your crank will be loose, allow you to remove the puller right away if you wish, and then remove the flywheel under your full control.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:58 PM
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Yeah I figured that out after I already had it off haha..

Got everything reinstalled and noticed that its damn near a press-fit with the centerforce flywheel. Same issue will happen next time it needs to come off.. but at least I have the tool now...


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To prevent the flywheel from falling once it comes loose, loosely thread a bolt or 2 into the crankshaft long enough to allow the crank to fully clear the pilot flange, then your crank will be loose, allow you to remove the puller right away if you wish, and then remove the flywheel under your full control.
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