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How to replace woodruff key on crank?

12-21-2004, 12:36 PM
Crvett69 was nice enough to send me a timing gear and new woodruff key so I can get my metro back up and running, and I'm ready to dive back into things. I don't know how to replace the woodruff key itself though. Is there a special tool that you need? If not, how do you get the old one out, and new one in? Thanks in advance....

12-21-2004, 12:56 PM
Is yours stuck??? Wow you did mess it up pretty bad huh. Try butting a chisel or screwdriver up to it, and tapping it with a hammer to break it loose. Heat should help, but not too much. Don't wanna warp the crank or damage the main seal. Also, vise grips might be a good help too. A woodruff key should just fall right out with minimal effort. Shouldn't be stuck.

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