Question about 1999 Buick Century
Hello....Well first of all...most of the time...To do this job...you will need special tools...There is a center bolt that connects the balancer to the crank shaft...It's driven in really tight so most likely..a pneumatic wrench or a good breaker bar will need to be used to remove it...once you remove the center bolt...there is a tool called a puller that is used to walk the balancer off the crank shaft...You can either rent or buy this tool...in some cases a gear puller will work...or a tool called a harmonic balancer puller can be used..it has either 2 or 3 hooks to clamp onto the harmonic balancer and a bolt in the center that you tighten with a wrench..as you do,,,the balancer slowly inches forward until it is off the crankshaft...now to get the new balancer on..there is a tool called a Press which is a bolt that is specially designed to do the opposite of the puller...you place the new balancer on the crankshaft..install the press as you would the center bolt...and tighten it with a wrench and it will slowly walk the balancer onto the crank shaft...Then you remove the press and install the center bolt..preferrably with a torque wrench...Now...after reading all this...are you sure you want to do this yourself....an honest mecanic will most likely do this job for $150 bucks....Parts and labor....If you do this yourself..let me know how it goes....I hope this was helpful....PEACE...
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