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Harmonic balancer will this cause the motor to overheat

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The harmonic balencer is to pieces of metal ,pressed together with a rubber insert in between. The ruber can be damaged after long exposure to oil .Let me know if that helps

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typically harmonic balancers are balanced and indexed to the crankshart they are bolted to. the harmonic balancer should have been replaced when it first came apart. it sounds like the the reinstallation of the defective balancer caused the rotating assembly of the engine to be out of balance. given time this will always damage the main bearings of the engine and I think this is the loud knock you are now hearing. do not continue to use the car and take it to a competent mechanic to evaluate and give you an estimate for the repairs.

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I have a 1995 mazda miata that needed a new harmonic balancer, new battery, and oil. It was working fine until I was coming home from work ( after putting 10W-40 and 10W-30 motor oil in it) and had noticed...


Any Noises and/or Stalling or Misfire(s) ?
Will Engine Crank ? If so does it Crank Fast or Slow and/or Really Slow like rrrruh....rru...rrru..rrururu ......click.click.click.click.click .
POSSIBILITY - ALTERNATOR BAD or going BAD it' not generating power to keep the battery charged therefore causing all Electronics to slowly fail as the battery loses all life ?
Need more Info and Why was a HARMONIC BALANCER needed? The obvious of course it was bad , But you are driving a MAZDA and a harmonic balancer isn't just a harmonic balancer it has to be the EXACT HARMONIC BALANCER , they can look identical and still be different . What was the REASONING for the replacement?NOT A COMMON PROBLEM.

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It sounds like a lifter i was told it was the harmonic balancer by several people i replaced it car stick making ticking noise and picks up speed slow


I am curious why they said harmonic balancer and you replaced it, there is a crank sensor near the harmonic balancer was it rattling or loose they have a tendency to get loose,the harmonic is the big main pulley when that breaks because it is vulcanized then yes it tick and your car looses power.You check sparkplugs for being loose and not being tighten up,check the air filter too,I am sticking with the Harmonic balancer this time remove the drive belt but dont do it too long or it will overheat just for 2 minutes maximum see if the noise goes away. 2 minutes only battery wont charge also

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The biggest wheel under the belt is vibrating ad making alot of noise. How long do i have before i break down? and is it the harmonic balancer?


by biggest wheel under the belt are you talking about the lowest wheel on the motor at the bottom of the motor then it is the harmonic balancer the rubber dampener material between the outer and inner metal balancer is coming apart.you should get this replaced as soon as possible.if it separates completely it can cause alot of damage to other components and cost more money to repair the damage

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Harmonic balancer wobble will it cause any more


yes besides causing a vibration while driving and possible throwing belts the balancer out of balance can cause problems with the lower end crankshaft such as seal leaks ,bearings and if breaks off or apart can cause damage to engine and body

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How do you get the harmonic balancer


I didn't have to take off the balancer I just needed to jack the motor up higher and the motor mount came out the top. Thanks Jake

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