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best way is to pull the starter and put 1/2" extension in the flywheel to hold it
 

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yeah i know what you mean, but it will be worth it in the long run
 

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One of the tool companies make a block that you can insert against the flywheel and you don't need to remove the starter.

Some guys place the breaker bar against the frame and bump the starter over to loosen the balancer bolt. You will have to have a way to re-torque it, when you put it back together. (abt 260 lbs)
 

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Lisle 22100 part# is what I used a few weeks back. Then you don't have to pull the starter. I got it for around 34 buck also has the 36 mm 12 point socket with it , if your near Wichita Ks you could use mine.
 

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to answer your question NO the strap wrench will not work.
 

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put a socket with beaker bar on bolt, brace against frame. click key "QUICKLEY" Bolt will break loose.
 

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Rotate the engine over until you see a threaded hole in the flywheel. I forget what the size of bolt that you need is, but if you have a bucket of bolts lying around then your fine. Find one that threads in, then put your breaker bar or big ASS ratchet or impact. I would NOT recommend bumping the starter, but what do I know, good luck.
 

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Been cracking crank bolts loose that way for 20 years, never failed yet. What kind of impact do you have that would fit in that space?
 

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It only fits with the radiator out, but its one of those titanium Ingersols. You cant back the bolt all the way out with it, but you can break it loose. The only large breaker bar I had at the house was one of those long harbor freight specials. They break easy, so I said the hell with it and snatched my radiator and broke that thing loose with my gun.
 

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Just curious what made you decide to put one on your truck. These are mainly used for trucks that are pushing BIG horse power and that want to extend the RPM's in tuning. Fill out your signature if you don't mind.

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Maybe he's removing to do water pump?
 
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