This tool is needed to hold the crankshaft so that the crankshaft bolt can be loosened/tightened. That bolt must be removed in order to perform much of the engine maintenance on the front of the engine. The bolt is torqued to 160 foot/pounds (with thread-locker), and can be very difficult to get loose. Unlike other cars, the 944 clutch is not strong enough to lock the crank and permit removal of this bolt.
This tool features:
- Black powder coating.
- Include attaching hardware (to be used with your starter bolts).
- Strength and fit tested to 250 foot/pounds.
- Powder coated with a durable non-slip finish.
- Fits all models of the 944, 944S, 944 Turbo, [968 (with auto-trans only)] and 924S.
Installation is straightforward: place the transmission in neutral and remove the starter. Insert the lock into the bellhousing and use the lock to nudge the ring gear either right or left so that the lock's mounting holes align with the starter's mounting holes. Secure it there with the provided hardware and the starter's mounting bolts.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 05 December, 2010.