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Old 01-17-2018, 06:36 PM   #1  
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Default Need to know if pulley in picture is reverse threaded

So I'm pretty sure I did something very, very dumb. I replaced both my squeaky idler pullies today, but I think when I unbolted the second on the bolt head snapped off. Is this pulley reverse threaded? PICTURE: https://imgur.com/vJvrPLR
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Nope, right handed thread a good drill bit and extractor makes the difference
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So it's not reverse threaded? Holy hell, that thing is stuck in there good!
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So it's not reverse threaded? Holy hell, that thing is stuck in there good!
Put this into your memory file. An EXTERNAL thread like on a bolt, RIGHT HAND, leans to the LEFT at the top when you view it with the bolt held horizontally.

Reverse thinking for LEFT HAND thread.

INTERNAL threads, in a hole, like a nut, the opposite of above is true.
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Put this into your memory file. An EXTERNAL thread like on a bolt, RIGHT HAND, leans to the LEFT at the top when you view it with the bolt held horizontally.

Reverse thinking for LEFT HAND thread.

INTERNAL threads, in a hole, like a nut, the opposite of above is true.
Thank you for the clarification! So again, before I try to vice grips this thing out, it is "left loosey righty tighty", correct?
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you got it, I assumed the bolt snapped at the face of the case if part of the bolt is still sticking out you got a good chance of getting it out with a pair of vise grips Remember 'lefty lossey' or counter clockwise, if it is broke and nothing sticking out to grab on to you can drill it and use an easy out to get it out.

Caution if you drill it don't drill any deeper than say 3/8" beyond that and you will risk drilling through the case and you don't want to do that.

Again good luck

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Unfortunately things didn't work out to well for me. I took it to a guy that I trust to have it drilled out, but because the the engine remained in the engine he had trouble getting the drill bit centered on the bolt. When he finished drilling he found it was off center a bit, and he drilled a bit into the timing cover. So, new timing cover for me. Good news is I found a cheap one on ebay for 80 dollars. Bad news is it's a windsor head, and my block is a romeo. Hopefully everything will come together ok. Thanks for all your help, guys!
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Go to a pick a part just about any Crown Vic 2000 through 2005 should fit
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I actually found a pretty cheap one off Ebay and got the install done last night. Runs great now!
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