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Old 08-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Ordered steeda pulleys tried to install on 96 gt. The long crank bolt got real hard to turn. Took it out and threads were missing. Here they sent me a course thread. My small crank bolt is fine thread. So now I'm without a vehicle. Did I do something wrong or what? I'm so dam mad. I can't even put stock back on. Can someone give me some advice? Thanks
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Eek. That sux big time.

I would try getting a tap the right size and chasing the threads. Hopefully there is enough meat in there to get some good threads back.
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It only messed up first 2 threads. I was just going to get a fine thread bolt and see if I can get it to pull in. Anybody know where to order one and what size?
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I would contact the place you bought it from and make them send you a new one.
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I got them on eBay auction from modded mustangs. They were never installed. Sucks I just couldn't contact steeda. You would figure they would know its fine thread. I'm trying to read up on it. I've read 4 stories about the same problem.
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That's wierd. You would think stress would have there shiz together.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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Ye you would think. Bad part I can't put stock back on without starter bolt. Them pulleys and my cai, I be popping wheelies in no time. Lol even tho I'm pissed

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Been reading, what's harmonic balance install tool? Could I use that instead of the starter bolt? My neighbor was doing it but he had to go to jail for 30 days. NO WAY I can go that long without the stang. He left me his tools compressor, impact, and other stuff. So I'm willing to try.
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Ordered steeda pulleys tried to install on 96 gt. The long crank bolt got real hard to turn. Took it out and threads were missing. Here they sent me a course thread. My small crank bolt is fine thread. So now I'm without a vehicle. Did I do something wrong or what? I'm so dam mad. I can't even put stock back on. Can someone give me some advice? Thanks
Wait are you saying you tried to use that starter bolt they give you as a crank bolt?!! You may have just majorly screwed up man. That is a starter bolt only... I hear if you do that you're in for some very costly repairs...

Please let us know what happens. I've been researching steeda pullies and i think i'm going to buy them for the next upgrade.
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I been wanting to get some to
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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Don't the starter bolt pull the pulley in? Then take it out and put stock bolt I. Stock bolt wont reach threads.
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Don't the starter bolt pull the pulley in? Then take it out and put stock bolt I. Stock bolt wont reach threads.
Yeah, its just to get it a little closer. But if your feeling much resistance on that you should stop and throw the original bolt back on.

I was just making sure you didn't think that was a replacement bolt...
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:21 AM   #12
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Dam you had me worried for a second. How do people get their crank pulley on if they take it off and didn't put Udps on? I asked the Guy at advance, he said they don't sell bolts that big. But u know how them workers are.
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Dam you had me worried for a second. How do people get their crank pulley on if they take it off and didn't put Udps on? I asked the Guy at advance, he said they don't sell bolts that big. But u know how them workers are.
That thing should go on fairly easy. I don't think u actually need a starter bolt. I could be wrong. Just shove it in there good. Yeah, i'd say that bolt is almost useless and prob causes more problems than anything.

U stripped the stock bolt right? You might have to order that one from ford...
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No I didn't strip stock bolt. Messed first two threads on steedas long bolt because its course thread and stock bolt is fine thread.
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Re: pulleys help

Been reading, so in 96 you just tighten crank bolt to 114 - 121. So its not like others where you tighten to 67lbs. Then turn back one turn. Then tighten to 37 and so on. So should I just set wrench on 115lbs and tighten? I want to make sure that's right cause I know not everything you read is true. Getting ready to go rent harmonic balance installer. Any help is much appreciated
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Been reading, so in 96 you just tighten crank bolt to 114 - 121. So its not like others where you tighten to 67lbs. Then turn back one turn. Then tighten to 37 and so on. So should I just set wrench on 115lbs and tighten? I want to make sure that's right cause I know not everything you read is true. Getting ready to go rent harmonic balance installer. Any help is much appreciated
There is a video in American muscle on how to put a steeda udp on. Also there should be instructions with the pulley itself. Or you may be able to chek all data or repair manual for those torque specs... Its a pretty common upgrade, there should be some kind of good write up floating around
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