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Old 01-03-2012, 01:28 PM
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Vehicle: 02 3500 V10, 04 Durango Hemi
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Engine: 2003-2003 488ci (8.0L) Magnum V10 310hp 450lb/ft
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Default 2001 V-10 broke crank?

Questions for the V-10 guru's.

Have you ever seen a V-10 with broke crank? How about one that still runs?
Engine has 138K on the clock think I could get by with a crank kit only?

Here's the story; was driving home from a recent trip to the coast duck hunting and about 50 miles from home started knocking like crazy when I pulled 5th gear. Originally thought maybe clutch as the pedal had crazy pulsating when pushed lightly, pushed all the way in and the knock would quit.
Upon further inspection at home can move the harmonic balancer 3/4" in either direction before flywheel moves, can move flywheel front/back (backlash) 3/4" either direction and harmonic balancer doesn't move at all.
My uneducated guess is broken crank and someone looking after me to not have happened while 4 hours from home in BFE.

So again queston is think I can get by with a crank kit? Would you pull engine or try to do it in the truck (2001 3500 4x4)?

Thanks in advance for any insight and suggestions.

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