Question about 1997 Toyota Camry
Remove harmonic balancer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Harmonic Balancer
I have had the balancers come off just by unbolting it, and popping it off with a pry bar. Other times, I have used 2 pry bars, each behind the pulley, and popped it off. A few times, I have had to get out the puller. Just depends how long the balancer was on, and how rusty it is. But, they are not so tight that a puller will not do the job. Try the 2 pry bars, that usually works. Hope this helps, and thanks for choosing FixYa. The graciousness of a FixYa rating would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
SOURCE: 1998 toyota
There is a pin that you have to push in on the bottom of the lock cylinder housing.It is recessed in a hole.You have to turn the key to acc or on to get it to push in.Once you push it in you can pull the key and lock cylinder out.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
4. REMOVE ENGINE BALANCER
(a) Uniformly loosen and remove the 6 bolts in several
passes, in the sequence shown.
(b) Remove the engine balancer and spacers
5. CHECK CONNECTING ROD THRUST CLEARANCE
Using a dial indicator, measure the thrust clearance
while moving the connecting rod back and forth.
Standard thrust clearance:
0.160 − 0.312 mm (0.0063 − 0.0123 in.)
Maximum thrust clearance:
0.35 mm (0.0138 in.)
If the thrust clearance is greater than maximum, re−
place the connecting rod assembly. If necessary, re−
place the crankshaft.
6. REMOVE CONNECTING ROD CAPS AND CHECK
(a) Check the matchmarks on the connecting rod and cap
to ensure correct reassembly.
(b) Remove the 2 connecting rod cap nuts.
(c) Using a plastic−faced hammer, lightly tap the con
necting rod bolts and lift off the connecting rod cap.
HINT: Keep the lower bearing inserted with the con
necting rod cap.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Those bolts can be extremely tight, and the hardest part is holding the engine from turning. You often need a impact gun, or breaker bar, and I have had good success holding the engine with a chain type wrench, and protected the outside of the damper pulley with a piece of old belt.
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
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