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Old 04-29-2013, 08:25 AM
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Pulling a 7.3 questions

I have an E99 7.3 F350. Pretty sure I tossed a rod the other day. I decided to go ahead and pull the motor and I've got a couple of areas I'm not sure about.

The oil cooler: The fuel lines come up from the frame and go between the oil cooler and the block. Looks like I have to take the oil cooler off to get the fuel lines out of the way. Question; is this thing full of oil? If so, how do I drain it before removal? Is it mounted at both the front and back of the motor?

Power steering pump: I want to take the power steering pump off the mounting bracket. How do I get the pulley off the shaft? Nothing to grab on to on the pulley itself. I put an impact wrench on the allen hole and jammed a rod through one of the holes in the pully to keep it from turning. I was able to keep the pulley from turning, but there was no movement of the shaft at all. I was using a brand new AirCat " drive impact with 1,295 lbs torque so I'm sure I brought enough wrench to the fight. Which direction does the shaft need to turn to remove the pulley?
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Don't pull oil cooler. You don't need to.

Remove the entire alternator and power steering pump bracket from the engine rather than removing the power steering pump alone.
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I did that, but the fuel lines are routed between the oil cooler and the block. If I can't take the lines out themselves, I have to remove the oil cooler. Is it full of oil?

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i took front part of the cooler off, disconnected the fuel lines up top, took the bolt out that hold the fuel lines to the block, then peeled them out the front and laid them to the side. The fuel lines are rubber when they get to the frame.
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and i just stuck an oil pan under the truck, it will have oil and antifreeze in it. And buy a new cooler while the motor is out.
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There should be the fuel quick disconnects. Follow those hard lines down and you'll see what I'm talking about. No need to remove oil cooler
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There should be the fuel quick disconnects. Follow those hard lines down and you'll see what I'm talking about. No need to remove oil cooler
If it's a northern truck like mine, then soak them disconnects for a while in WD-40!!!! Mine didn't want to come apart. And replacing the oil cooler is your call, i planned on replacing mine when the motor came out anyways, but it was starting to leak at 200k miles. You just might kick your self in the a$$ If you start getting antifreeze in your oil after the motor goes back in
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If you want to get that pulley off the power steering pump, you'lll only do it with the right tool. You can buy a power steering puller kit at Harbor Freight for not a whole lot of cash - nice to have around anyway - or you can borrow one from most of the parts stores.
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Yep, I found the lower disconnects. They were hidden behind the water pump spigot. The front one came off OK, but the back one was a full on pain in the arse.
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If you want to get that pulley off the power steering pump, you'lll only do it with the right tool. You can buy a power steering puller kit at Harbor Freight for not a whole lot of cash - nice to have around anyway - or you can borrow one from most of the parts stores.
I don't have any idea about how this pulley is actually installed, but it wouldn't make much sense to go to the trouble of including the allen socket on the pump shaft unless there were threads around somewhere.
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