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Am I the only guy that had to go out and buy a special 1/2 inch right angle impact wrench to get the nut off the damper on the GV V6?
Just not enough room behind the A/C condenser, even when I took it loose to get a regular impact wrench in to do the job.
 

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Possibly so! I didn't know that they made them in 1/2" drive with enough torque to do the job! :)

Most folks attempt the manual breaker bar route and if that fails, a conventional impact gun w/radiator and condenser removal.

What model did you get?
 

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I bought one of these to hold the crank pulley/dampner, and used a breaker bar to remove the bolt. Worked perfect.
 

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I bought one of these to hold the crank pulley/dampner, and used a breaker bar to remove the bolt. Worked perfect.
There's a good chance of destroying the dampener that way.
 

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Max,
I ordered the Proto J150 that makes 200 lb. torque.

Fordem,
I have always used impact wrenches to remove damper bolts, just never to install them. What is to break?
 

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Sweet! :)



Proto Tool J150WA 1/2'' Air Angle Impact

I have always used impact wrenches to remove damper bolts, just never to install them. What is to break?
I believe that Fordem was relating to the potential issues when grabbing the outer balancer ring portion using a chain wrench (which is rubber isolated) thus damaging the balancer in the bolt removal process. ;)
 

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I actually got the chain wrench idea from the Haynes manual as a recommended tool for the job.
perhaps I just got lucky, but for the price of that impact gun I could afford to risk replacement of several dampners.
 

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I believe that Fordem was relating to the potential issues when grabbing the outer balancer ring portion using a chain wrench (which is rubber isolated) thus damaging the balancer in the bolt removal process. ;)
Max is correct...
 

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Got it, thanks!

Came off with no problem, but the bolt does not look anything like the bolt in the repair manual.
 
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