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The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse
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Tearing a 4.6L engine down to get cleaned up for a rebuild. Everything is out except for the crank and all the mains have been unbolted and removed. The last remaining main, right at the rear of the engine is unbolted but I can’t get it out. The main will flex though if I pick the other end of the crank up.

The pictures only show the two upper bolts as removed but I did get the one on each side as well.

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I’ve tried using a sledge on the wheel at the end but as I’m not familiar with how delicate this all is I’ve been holding back. The wheel does not appear to come off the crank even with the 6 hex head screws taken out.

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I drop 2 old bolts into caps and squeeze them together and wiggle cap up and out ---- that's always worked for me

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Just thought --- that large flange with holes is end of crankshaft iirc isn't that alloy by last cap held by 2 grub screws--- under sealant

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use a piece of wood or soft hammer and gently hit the journal and wiggle it out . it could have silastic holding it

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Thank you both! I plan to try again late tomorrow my time.