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HARMONIC BALANCER HOW TO REPLACE A HARMONIC BALANCER IN A 93 FORD TEMPO

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  • handyman_29 May 03, 2009

    One mechanic told me with a 1993 tempo, the only way to access and replace the harmonic balancer is to take out the engine.  An estimated $900 repair.  Is this an accurate assessment?

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    trouble getting 22mm bolt off harmonic balancer

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I have a '94 Tempo, it had a "ticking" sound. It was the "harmonic balancer" (crankshaft pulley) a local mechanic changed it for $60, the part cost me $120 (I work for a Ford dealership) $180 without employee discount. you can get one for much less at a junkyard if you can find one. Good luck, Sean

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This guy gives loads of info on the Tempo:

http://www.carsurvey.org/viewcomments_review_51458.html

"A problem that only the 1992-1994's have is the harmonic balancer. This is the main crankshaft pulley. See starting in 1992 ford went to a cheap rubber and metal pulley to cut down on vibrations. The rubber dries out due to engine oil on it and the elements and age. Once the rubber dries out it can crack and cause the pulley to slip and make loud noise when the car is at an idle. The cost of this repair is around $350.00 and the new OEM parts are much better then the OEMs that were put in the cars in 1992-1994's. The pre 1992 tempo/topazs used a solid metal pulley that never failed. Some, but not all of ours have went bad. Most went bad around 90,000-miles. I have seen people drive these cars for years with the harmonic balancer out of wack. They should be fixed real quick, but you don't have to. Some of our 92-94's have over 170,000-miles and never went bad yet. Solution=only have a certified name-brand shop do this repair and only use a new harmonic balancer or you will be paying for it again real soon...."

I also found this on Auto Zone that may be helpful:
http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/12/86/89/0900823d80128689.jsp

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