- February 26, 2008
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Baton Rouge, LA
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2004 Mountaineer
I may make something similar for future use. My next question was going to be how did you torque the new retaining bolt but now I don't need to. With your method there is no possibility of breaking the bond between the inner and outer sections which could result in a wobble unless you tighten the 8 x 100 bolts too much pushing the outer section aft. By the way, a strap or chain wrench is supposed to be attached to the inner section (not the outer) in the green area identified below.
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I purchased a chain wrench to try and use but in my opinion its worthless. Ford has a special tool similar to yours but made out of metal which I refuse to pay for.
I'm about out of ideas. I'll sleep on it and maybe think of something.
I guess I should probably just drop the lower/inspection oil pan and see if I find any debris. I already have oil/filter/gasket for it anyway.
I'll post a pic of how I make the wooden tool tomorrow. I consider them one time use. They creak and groan as the wood separates. Probably asking for a broken knuckle if you reuse. Metal would be better but I don't have a drill press or plasma cutter handy. Wood is so much quicker.
Yeah you just get the 8 x 100 bolts hand tight then a quarter turn or so. Any more than that and the wood will split before you can over tighten. Which I guess is a good thing.