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Old 03-18-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Underdrive Pulley Nightmare!

Went to install my steeda underdrive pulleys and it turned for the worst. I hand tightened the install bolt but it wouldn't set the crank pulley so I just stuck a wrench on it to turn it twice.....it worked the crank pulley was set, but went to turn it back and it wouldn't. Well I did get it out but now the original bolt only will go half way In then gets hung up. I need help, I hope I didn't totally destroy the crank.
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Went to install my steeda underdrive pulleys and it turned for the worst. I hand tightened the install bolt but it wouldn't set the crank pulley so I just stuck a wrench on it to turn it twice.....it worked the crank pulley was set, but went to turn it back and it wouldn't. Well I did get it out but now the original bolt only will go half way In then gets hung up. I need help, I hope I didn't totally destroy the crank.
You need to take the original bolt and match up a tap for it. Are the threads messed up on the bolt too. If not, find a tap that size and run it in the crank. Clean it out good and locktite the bolt on. You're gonna have to shop around for the right tap probably.
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You need to take the original bolt and match up a tap for it. Are the threads messed up on the bolt too. If not, find a tap that size and run it in the crank. Clean it out good and locktite the bolt on. You're gonna have to shop around for the right tap probably.
Just the first two threads are a little rolled
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Just the first two threads are a little rolled
First 2 of the bolt? If so replace the bolt. It's important that you find the right tap to chase the threads in the crank. Should be no big deal after that.
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First 2 of the bolt? If so replace the bolt. It's important that you find the right tap to chase the threads in the crank. Should be no big deal after that.
Yea I will try but I'm thinking of just taking it to a dealer shop to have them do it. I'm afraid I will screw it up more. I think I just threaded the starter bolt too far.
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Yea I will try but I'm thinking of just taking it to a dealer shop to have them do it. I'm afraid I will screw it up more. I think I just threaded the starter bolt too far.
Taking it to the pros is always the best. That should be all they need to do on it.
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Taking it to the pros is always the best. That should be all they need to do on it.
I hope so....just hope they don't come back saying I'm screwed. I have a friend that works at a ford dealer. My starter bolt that steeda gave me is chewed up a bit on the end. Just makes me mad that the bolt they give you is a disaster waiting to happen.
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I hope so....just hope they don't come back saying I'm screwed. I have a friend that works at a ford dealer. My starter bolt that steeda gave me is chewed up a bit on the end. Just makes me mad that the bolt they give you is a disaster waiting to happen.
I doubt if you are screwed. Done that before. Once had to drill it out a little larger and tap a bigger thread in one. Use a bigger bolt. You should be ok. The right thread chaser is the only problem I see.
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I hope so....just hope they don't come back saying I'm screwed. I have a friend that works at a ford dealer. My starter bolt that steeda gave me is chewed up a bit on the end. Just makes me mad that the bolt they give you is a disaster waiting to happen.
Steeda clearly states to use the starter bolt to just get a few threads started. Then take it out and use the original. It also states if you screw in the starter bolt too far in, damage will result. Use a tap like stated above, then use a new bolt with locktite.
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Steeda clearly states to use the starter bolt to just get a few threads started. Then take it out and use the original. It also states if you screw in the starter bolt too far in, damage will result. Use a tap like stated above, then use a new bolt with locktite.
Well I know what it's states on the directions. The bolt itself has a tag that says it shouldn be tightened all the way down. I said up above the pulley wouldn't set and I just did two turns to get it set in and it striped out a bit. Didn't crank on it at all, just a cheap bolt!!!
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Your gonna be ok man. Just a matter of finding the right tool. **** happens. No big deal.
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Your gonna be ok man. Just a matter of finding the right tool. **** happens. No big deal.
Thanks man
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Re: Underdrive Pulley Nightmare!

HALLELUJAH ITS FIXED!!!

Wasn't stripped bolts, but the steeda bolt end broke off in the crank. Didn't realize it until I was able to get a mirror down there and angle it up so I could see in there. There was pieces of the bolt down in there and I was able to fish it out and et everything set back up and running. Ran it up and down the road and was fine.
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Great to hear it. I could see by your thread you were pretty stressed. Glad it was painless for ya

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Re: Underdrive Pulley Nightmare!

Good to hear! Congrats on the upgrade!
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Glad to hear it man.
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Re: Underdrive Pulley Nightmare!

congrats.....
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HALLELUJAH ITS FIXED!!!

Wasn't stripped bolts, but the steeda bolt end broke off in the crank. Didn't realize it until I was able to get a mirror down there and angle it up so I could see in there. There was pieces of the bolt down in there and I was able to fish it out and et everything set back up and running. Ran it up and down the road and was fine.
so how do you like it? can you feel any difference
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so how do you like it? can you feel any difference
Yea the peddle feels a little lighter and the rpms from 2800-4000 feel a bit stronger. Just glad it's done!
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