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I own a 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4 by 4. The snout on my crank shaft has a chunk of metal broken off. It is the slot for the harmonic balancer key. Ive broke two balancers so far is there a way to fix it or will I have to replace the whole crank shaft.

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Actually you can often weld the end of the shaft. You need to send the ***** crank shaft to a machine shop. It will need to be machined when the welding repair is completed.

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your problem may also because of the timing belt so check that whether it is in good condition . i think replacing the timimg gear will help you

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Wow!!! I don't think I would put that much faith in gorilla glue. I had the same problem and had to replace the hb pully. My belt ended up slipping and jumped a few teeth causing the car to be badly out of time. Fix it before that happens.

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There is a panel inside the wheel well that you can take off that gives you perfect access to the harmonic balancer. A special tool is required. i had my dad make one because he has access to whatever he needs at the factory. but you can get them at the dealer. i have no clue how much they cost. I can't see any way of doing it without the special tool. after you get the tool its pretty simple to get off. it takes alot of force to break the bolt loose though. i used the handle off my jack as a cheater bar. hope this helps...

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