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The 5.3 liter Vortec Engine on the 2000 Chevy Silverado has a tapered crank shaft. The crank pulley has no woodruff key, is not indexed and is pressed on.

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Q: Why is there no woodruff key on crank pulley on 5.3 vortec?
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