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SOURCE: holding the timing gear from moving when replacing harmonic balan

Trust me, you DO NOT want to replace your balancer with a solid piece. The rubber in the original serves to dampen firing pulses and crankshaft twist. With a solid balancer the engine will shake itself to pieces even if you don't feel it. DON"T DO IT!!! I know a lot of Mitsubishi forums and resellers push the solid balancers, but they are dead wrong. The rubber isolated balancers are made that way FOR A REASON! If you insist on continuing, yes, the engine will spin when you tighten the bolt if you use a wrench, but should not affect timing if the belt is installed properly. Best way to tighten the nut is with an air impact gun. If it's a manual trans car, put it in gear and have someone stand on the brakes HARD while you tighten the nut. If the belt is off the car, and the balancer moves, you will have to realign ALL the timing makes, a VERY difficult job on a 3.0 Mitsu. I know, I own one!!! An alternative way to lock the engine from turning is to insert a bolt and nut between the cam gears. I can't remember what size I used, so it may take a bit of trial and error. A couple pieces of duct tape on the bolt will keep it from gouging the cam gears.

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disconnect the electrical connector at the sensor.
  3. Using a 28mm socket and pull handle, rotate the harmonic balancer until any window in the interrupter is aligned with the crank sensor.
  4. Loosen the pinch bolt on the sensor pedestal until the sensor is free to slide.
  5. Remove the pedestal to the engine mounting bolts.
  6. While manipulating the sensor within the pedestal, carefully remove the sensor and pedestal as a unit. To install:
  7. Loosen the pinch bolt on the new sensor pedestal until the sensor is free to slide.
  8. Verify that the window in the interrupter is still in the correct place.
  9. Install the sensor and pedestal as a unit while making sure that the interrupter ring is aligned within the proper slot.
  10. Install the pedestal and tighten the engine mounting bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the sensor harness connection to the sensor. Fig. 1: Unsecure the harness, then unfasten the bolt to remove the CKP sensor 86815102.gif

  3. Unsecure the sensor block bolt.
  4. Remove the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor from the vehicle. Inspect the O-ring for cracks and replace if needed. To install:
  5. Install the new O-ring if needed and lubricate with engine oil.
  6. Install the sensor into the hole in the block.
  7. Install the mounting screw and tighten to 71-88 inch lbs. (8-10 Nm).
  8. Attach the sensor harness connector, then connect the negative battery cable.
Dual Crank Sensor Sections 3 and 4 of this manual also cover testing, removal and installation, and adjustment of many computer controlled components.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the belt(s) from the crankshaft pulley.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4. Remove the right front wheel and inner fender access cover.
  5. Remove the crankshaft harmonic balancer retaining bolt, then remove the harmonic balancer.
  6. Disconnect the sensor electrical connector.
  7. Remove the sensor and pedestal from the engine block, then separate the sensor from the pedestal. To install:
  8. Loosely install the crankshaft sensor to the pedestal.
  9. Using tool J-37089 or equivalent, position the sensor with the pedestal attached, on the crankshaft.
  10. Install the pedestal-to-block retaining bolts. Tighten to 14-28 ft. lbs. (20-40 Nm).
  11. Tighten the pedestal pinch bolt 30-35 inch lbs. (3-4 Nm).
  12. Remove tool J-37089 or equivalent.
  13. Place tool J-37089 or equivalent, on the harmonic balancer and turn. If any vane of the harmonic balancer touches the tool, replace the balancer assembly. NOTE: A clearance of 0.025 in. (0.635mm) is required on either side of the interrupter ring. Be certain to obtain the correct clearance. Failure to do so will damage the sensor. A misadjusted sensor of bent interrupter ring could cause rubbing of the sensor, resulting in potential driveability problems, such as rough idle, poor performance, or a no-start condition.
  14. Install the balancer on the crankshaft. Install the balancer retaining bolt. Tighten the retaining bolt to 200-239 ft. lbs. (270-325 Nm).
  15. Install the inner fender shield.
  16. Install the right front wheel assembly. Tighten the wheel nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18. Install the belt(s).
  19. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
24X Crank Sensor
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the serpentine belt from the crankshaft pulley.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4. Remove the crankshaft harmonic balancer retaining bolt, then remove the harmonic balancer.
  5. Disconnect the sensor electrical connector.
  6. Unfasten the sensor bolts, then remove the sensor. Fig. 2: The 24X crankshaft sensor is secured by two bolts 86815103.gif
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  7. Install the crankshaft sensor to the engine with the two mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
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The short answer to your question is:

1. Raise the car on the passenger side and remove the front wheel.
2. Remove the belts on the harmonic balancer.
3. Remove the retaining bolt.
4. With a puller, jack the harmonic balancer off of the crank shaft. You can rent a puller at your local auto parts store. It is easiest to access the harmonic balancer through the fender, hence the need to remove the wheel.
5. You should also consider replacing the seal around the harmonic balancer to minimize the possibility of a leak later.
6. Install the new harmonic balancer and tighten the retaining bolt to the specified torque (I don't know this off the top of my head).
7. Replace the belts and wheel, and voila...mission accomplished.

This was a short answer to your question. You may wish to consult a repair manual for illustrations, torque specifications, additional instructions, etc. This job is not for the faint of heart. Good luck!

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