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Battery light came on

You posted a comment on my question. But could it be the lower pulley??

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  • aseabright Dec 31, 2008

    I have had a squealing belt for a while, the belt was replaced and the squealing continued. On the way to the shop it lost power steering

  • aseabright Jan 02, 2009

    Come to find out it was my Harmonic Balance Pulley

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The crank pulley? if balancer came apart you would have heard a lot of noise and power steering would not work would have also heard belt squeeling. so i doubt that is problem

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • TripleTauto
    TripleTauto Dec 31, 2008

    have all pulleys checked . might have a tensioner pulley bad also.

  • TripleTauto
    TripleTauto Jan 02, 2009

    glad you got it fixed thanks for the rating

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Published: 11-May-2011
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303-893(LRT-12-080)
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Remover, crankshaft pulley
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Remover, crankshaft seal
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Installer, crankshaft seal
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  1. WARNING: Do not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always support the vehicle on safety stands. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  1. CAUTION: Under no circumstances should the crankshaft setting peg, 303-645, be used in the following operations, to restrain the crankshaft. NOTE: The crankshaft pulley retaining bolt will be very tight.
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  1. Remove the special tools.

  1. Using the special tools, remove the crankshaft pulley.
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  1. Remove the special tools from the crankshaft pulley.

  1. Using the special tool, remove the crankshaft front seal.
    • Remove the outer section of the seal.
    • Repeat the process to remove the inner section of seal.
  1. Check the crankshaft damper pulley and locking ring for damage.
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  1. Clean all the crankshaft pulley mating faces.

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  1. Install the crankshaft pulley locking ring.
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This its a generic instructions about how to work...
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2.- Refer to the engine's specifications manual to determine what the correct timing mark is, and mark the proper timing mark on the pulley with a piece of chalk.
3.- Attach the timing light to the engine. The timing light has three cords that extend from the bottom of the light. Two of the cords have colored alligator clips on the end, while the third cord looks like a rectangle with a hole in the middle. Clip the red alligator clip to the positive side of the battery, which can be identified by the "+" sign. Clip the black alligator clip to a clean metal surface. The black clip acts as an electrical ground. Clip the cord that looks like a rectangle around the spark plug wire for the number one cylinder. Refer to the engine's manual to determine which wire is for the number one cylinder.
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Other details could find on thie other PDF links:
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