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Use a breaker bar with an extension. Car should have brake on, rear wheels chocked and in 5th gear to keep crank from turning. If you don't have a breaker bar, a good 1/2 in socket wrench should work. Good luck. Pete
 

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Impact wrench - air or electric.
 

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Big 1/2" breaker bar. Slowly build force until it loosens. On an engine stand I wedged a BMF screwdiriver to the flywheel to prevent rotation.
 

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penetrating oil... give it a good soak, let it sit for a while and soak it again. A few times should help. then a long breaker bar, it allows you to use more force and control it alot more as well. As Jim said if the engine is out of the car make sure you prevent the flywheel from rotating and if it is in the car so what Pete said.
 

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Do as boB said.

With the impact wrench it's done in no time.
I had to change mine too and couldn't get it loose without it.

It's going to be interesting to get it back on too.

Good luck,

Olivier
 

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What's the engine rotation direction? It could be left handed thread and your efforts to loosen are actually tightening it. It's been a while since I played there and I can't remember, the last thing you want to do is snap it!!.

Peter
 
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