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Question Installing New Steeda Pulleys

I am trying to decided if I should install a set of Steeda pulleys on my new 02 GT? Is this hard to do and does removing the harmonic balancer cause any oil leaks?

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Im not sure if you have to remove the balancer.. i dont have them...
but i can tell you if you have to remove the balancer you wont get leaks.. behind that you have a timing cover seal that holds oil in.. unless you puncture that seal, youll be fine.. .you'll be working in front of it and ive never heard of someone making it leak from that swap.

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what exactly is the harmonic balancer?https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...t=1&ppuser=926

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a harmonic balancer is designed to ballance an engine so it will run smoother and remove some of the engine's noise. a harmonic balancer is located on the front of the crank shaft and usually has a groove for a belt or a pulley attached to it
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so what does it mean when a set of pullies are "pigy back style"?

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the pulleys are bolted together....and there is a button on top of each one your posts that links to your gallery
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If they are bolted onto each other doesn't that defeat the purpose of those pullies.

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No the pully diameters are different and that affects how fast or slow they spin.
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Piggy back pully's are garbage. Spend the little extra money for the balanced set. You will thank yourself for it down the road.
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I installed the Steeda pulleys. Although, I had the luxury of fully-equipmed shop at work. You're going to need an impact wrench to get the pulley bolt off the alternator. In order to get the crank pulley off, we created a "jam bar" that secured itself into the original pulley's spokes, and had a bar that settled onto the floor and stopped the crank from turning. With a pipe over a socket wrench for leverage, it was a piece of cake after that. The only problem is finding the correct size sockets. I believe we needed a 10mm and a 15mm. As far as the torque, we ahd a 3/4" wrench, but no 15mm socket for it. the Steeda pulleys are made of steel, so we used the old American way = Good-n-tite. Once we figured we needed to design a jam bar to stop the crank, which we welded together from scrap metal, it took about 20 minutes. Steeda is the only pulley system that is not a piggy back. Plus they're steel. They are the best. Good luck.
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