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The threads on balancer pulley bolt are stripped. What does this mean?

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You can't use it

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SOURCE: 95 geo prizm hamonic balancer belt pulley

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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SOURCE: how to remove the crankshaft harmonic balancer on

National fine thread, regular right hand. You may need a puller to remove damper after removing bolt.

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SOURCE: I removed the harmonic balancer bolt, but cant get pulley off.

yes you can get a puller at any local parts store or harbor freight to pull it off

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SOURCE: My son's Daewoo Lanos has two stripped lug bolts on one

you can get replacement bolts and nuts at any auto parts store. just tell them what kind of car it is, and theyll match you up with the right ones. be sure to replace the studs and the nuts. theyre fairly inexpensive. to replace them, you remove thebrake drum or rotor, and simply use a hammer to pound them out backwards. or, they may be mounted on the cars spindle, rather then the rotor or drum. after you have them out, slip the new one into the hole. they must be pressed in, so its not gonna go in all the way. the easiest way to do it is to set it in the hole, put the nut on the threaded end, and just tighten up the nut. that will pull the stud all the way through the hole. then simply reinstall anything you removed from the car, and make sure there is a good amount of torque used to tighten the wheel down.

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Torque specs

1) Install the crankshaft pulley.
2) Install the pulley bolt.
To lock the crankshaft, use ST.
(1) Clean the crankshaft pulley thread using an
air gun.
(2) Apply engine oil to the crankshaft pulley bolt
seat and thread.
(3) Tighten the bolts temporarily with tightening
torque of 44 N·m (4.5 kgf-m, 33 ft-lb).
(4) Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolts.
Tightening torque:
127 N·m (13 kgf-m, 94.0 ft-lb)

Apr 10, 2014 | 1997 Subaru Outback

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How many foot pounds of torque should i tighten the bolt that holds on the harmonic balance on a 1996 subaru legacy outback

From FSM:

1) Install the crankshaft pulley.
2) Install the pulley bolt.
To lock the crankshaft, use ST.
(1) Clean the crankshaft pulley thread using an
air gun.
(2) Apply engine oil to the crankshaft pulley bolt
seat and thread.
(3) Tighten the bolts temporarily with tightening
torque of 44 N·m (4.5 kgf-m, 33 ft-lb).
(4) Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolts.
Tightening torque:
127 N·m (13 kgf-m, 94.0 ft-lb)

Apr 10, 2014 | 1998 Subaru Legacy

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Taurus crankshaft pulley

Yes you need a 'Harmonic Balance Puller' If you mean the centre bolt that holds the harmonic balancer to the crank. No not reveresed. Can be removed by placing a socket on bolt head and using a long handle placed against chassis. Touch the starter key to loosen.

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How do you remove the harmonic balancer on a 1987 GMC R3500 with a 454?

You remove the giant bolt, then you use a harmonic balancer puller, which essentially bolts up rather than using claws to grab. The bolts of the puller go into the pulley fastening bolt holes.

Something must happen to protect the crank threads, a spacer, using the retainer bolt, or whatever, just do not kill the threads.

Feb 25, 2011 | 1987 GMC R3500

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How to use a harmonic balanced puller on a 94 Buick lasabre

Hi, it is easiest if you set the brake, jack up the car, put in a jack stand for support, and remove the wheel and splash shield to access the pulley. If you have a manual transmission, put it in a high gear and set the brake. If you have an automatic transmission, you will need to lock the engine with something, best done at the flywheel/flexplate. If there is no access panel to the flexplate, remove the starter for access. With the engine locked, remove the main pulley bolt. Use 3 quarter inch bolts to attach the puller to the pulley and tighten the puller slowly to extract the pulley. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

Lock the flywheel:


Attach the puller and tighten bolt to remove pulley.

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My balance shaft belt broke while I was driving. It stripped some of the teeth off the timing belt and Im pretty sure it jumped time. I need a diagram to show the timing marks and how to get it back in...

see diagrams from Cam sprocket has an "UP" label, but also 2 scribes on the sides to align to upper head surface. The critical part of the job is keeping tension on the side of the belt that is opposite from the tensioner as the tensioner is released onto the belt. The timing marks must be aligned when the job is done.

4256a1c.gif To install:

  1. Install the camshaft timing sprocket so that the UP mark is up and the TDC marks are parallel to the cylinder head gasket surface. Install the key and tighten the bolt to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
  2. Install the crankshaft sprocket so that the TDC mark aligns with the pointer on the oil pump. Install the spacers with their concave surfaces facing in. Install the key. If equipped, install the TDC sensor assembly back into position before installing the timing belt.
  3. Install and tension the timing belt. Use a 6 x 1.0 mm x 25 mm bolt threaded through the cam belt tensioner plate to temporarily hold the tensioner.
  4. Temporarily install the crankshaft pulley and rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise 5-6 turns to be sure the belt is properly seated.
  5. Set the No. 1 piston at TDC for its compression stroke.

WARNING If any binding is felt when adjusting the timing belt tension by turning the crankshaft, STOP turning the engine, because the pistons may be hitting the valves.

  1. Rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise so that the camshaft pulley moves only 3 teeth beyond its TDC mark.
  2. Loosen, then retighten the temporary cam belt tensioner bolt.
  3. If the rear balance shaft sprocket/gear case assembly was removed, perform the following:
    1. If the rear balance shaft was moved, rotate the balance shaft until the 6 x 1.0mm x 100 mm bolt can be installed into the maintenance hole to the scribed line.
    2. Align the notch of the balance shaft sprocket edge with the pointer on the gear case. Install the rear balance shaft sprocket/gear case assembly using a new O-ring coated with fresh engine oil. The balance shaft sprocket should be installed in the TDC position. The pointer on the gear should align with the pointer on the oil pump housing plate.
    3. Tighten the mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).

  4. If the front balance shaft sprocket was removed, perform the following:
    1. Install a suitable and sturdy screw driver or drift through the maintenance hole in the shaft behind the sprocket to hold the front balance shaft.
    2. Install the front balance shaft sprocket and mounting nut. Torque the nut to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).

  5. Make sure the balance shafts and crankshaft are in the TDC position.
  6. Remove the crankshaft pulley, and if removed, install the balance shaft belt drive sprocket.
  7. Install the balance shaft belt, making sure the balance shafts and sprockets are still in the TDC position.
  8. If removed, install the balance shaft belt tensioner and tension the balance shaft belt.
  9. Loosen, then retighten the tensioner adjusting nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  10. Remove the 6 x 1.0mm x 100mm rear balance shaft holding bolt.
  11. Temporarily install the crankshaft pulley and rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions counterclockwise, stopping at TDC.

WARNING If any resistance is felt, stop immediately and determine the cause.

  1. Recheck that all of the TDC marks align for both the camshaft and balance shafts.
  2. Loosen, then retighten the tensioner adjusting nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  3. Remove the 6 x 1.0 mm x 25 mm bolt used to secure the camshaft timing belt tensioner.
  4. Remove the crankshaft pulley and install the lower cover.
  5. Install the crankshaft pulley, lubricate the bolt threads and both sides of the crankshaft pulley bolt with fresh engine oil and tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm). Do Not use an impact wrench.
See Figures 19 and 20


              Fig. Fig. 19: Holding the rear timing balancer shaft-4-cylinder Odyssey


            Fig. Fig. 20: Aligning the front timing balancer shaft-4-cylinder Odyssey

            1. Install the upper timing cover and the valve cover. Be sure the seals are properly seated.
            2. Install the side engine mount. Tighten the through-bolt to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm). Tighten the mount nut and bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm) each.
            3. Remove the floor jack.
            4. Install and tension the alternator belt.
            5. Install the power steering pump and tension its belt.
            6. Install the splash shields.
            7. Reconnect the positive and negative battery cables. Enter the radio security code.
            8. Check engine operation.

            Sep 20, 2010 | Honda Odyssey Cars & Trucks

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            Hiwich timing mark I used to time the balancer shaft on a 99 honda accord with a 2.3L

            To Install:
            NOTE: Clean balancer belt drive pulley, timing belt pulleys and upper/lower timing cover prior to belt installation.

            1. Set timing belt drive pulley to TDC by aligning dimple on pulley with dimple on oil pump. honda-03-23-3426.gif

            2. Set camshaft pulley to TDC so that "UP" mark is at top and grooves align with top of cylinder head. Timing belt installation honda-03-23-3549.gif

            3. Starting with driver pulley, install timing belt in a counterclockwise sequence.
            4. Loosen and ten retighten adjusting nut.
            5. Install balancer belt drive pulley. NOTE: Inspect rubber seal on lower cover and replace as necessary.
            6. Install lower cover.
            7. Install crankshaft pulley and bolt.
            8. Rotate crankshaft pulley counterclockwise several times to seat belt.
            9. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
            10. Rotate crankshaft counterclockwise 3 teeth on camshaft pulley.
            11. Tighten adjusting nut to 33 ft lb (44 Nm). honda-03-23-3542.gif

            12. Turn crankshaft pulley until TDC is achieved. honda-03-23-3426.gif

            13. Ensure that camshaft pulley "UP" mark is at top and grooves align with top of cylinder head.
            14. Remove crankshaft pulley and lower cover.
            15. Rotate crankshaft to TDC again and lock timing belt adjuster arm with a 6 mm timing cover bolt.
            16. Loosen adjuster nut 1 turn and ensure that belt tensioner freely moves.
            17. Push tensioner up and tighten adjusting nut. Balancer shaft alignment honda-03-23-3556.gif

            18. Remove bolt and washer from maintenance hole.
            19. Using a 6 X 100 mm bolt, scribe a mark 2.9 in (74 mm) from end.
            20. Insert bolt into maintenance hole and hole in balancer shaft.
            21. Install bolt up to scribed line. Balancer shaft alignment honda-03-23-3557.gif

            22. Align groove on balancer shaft with pointer on oil pump housing.
            23. Install balancer belt and loosen adjusting nut 1 turn to tension.
            24. Retighten bolt. Balancer shaft alignment honda-03-23-3556.gif

            25. Remove bolt from maintenance hole and install bolt and washer. Tighten to 22 ft lb (29 Nm).
            26. Reinstall crankshaft pulley.
            27. Loosen adjusting nut 1 turn.
            28. Rotate crankshaft pulley counterclockwise 1 turn and tighten adjusting nut.
            29. Remove bolt from timing belt adjuster arm. NOTE: Inspect rubber seal on lower cover and replace as necessary.
            30. Remove crankshaft pulley.
            31. Install lower cover.
            32. Install seal at adjusting nut. NOTE: Crankshaft pulley, bolt and washer must be cleaned prior to installation.
            33. Lubricate crankshaft pulley bolt between head and washer and bolt threads with clean engine oil. honda-03-23-3537.gif

              Do not use impact wrench to perform following step.
            34. Install crankshaft pulley and tighten bolt using special tools to 181 ft lb (245 Nm).
            35. Install dipstick/tube assembly.
            36. Install upper cover. Tighten bolts to 9 ft lb (12 Nm).
            37. Install cylinder head cover.
            38. Install alternator bracket and alternator.
            39. Install power steering pump belt and alternator belt. Upper bracket installation honda-03-23-3420.gif

            40. Install upper bracket and tighten fasteners in proper numbered sequence.
            41. Install stop.
            42. Install battery and enter radio anti-theft code.
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            Jul 03, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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            Daewoo Matiz crankshaft pulley

            remove the outer small bolts to remove balancer(pulley) the big centre bolt holds crankshaft gear for timming belt which slides off with timming belt removed.

            Sep 10, 2009 | Daewoo Nubira Cars & Trucks

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            I have a 1985 motorhome with a big block 454 chevy. the timing is way off the 4 degree mark & was told by my smog tech the balancer had slipped. replaced the balancer but still can't set the...

            Helicoils will not harm the balancer. So, forget that. First, I recommend that you determine true top dead center by placing a drinking straw into the #1 plug hole and turning the engine by hand till the straw is at the top of the piston stroke, then back off a short distance, remove the straw, and insert a bolt several inches long, the exact thread size and diameter as the ones on the sparkplug, down into the plug hole, far enough so that it contacts the piston, then back off a bit (using fingers only) then, turn the engine slowly by hand till the piston again contacts the bolt. Use a crayon and make a mark on the balancer using 0 on the timing tab as a reference point. Spray some paint on the exposed bolt threads so it can be re-installed at the exact same depth again. Remove the bolt and turn the engine backwards by hand and again insert the straw. when it nears TDC again, put the bolt back in, using the paint on the threads as a guide as when to stop, and continue turning the engine till the piston again rests against the bolt. Make another reference mark as you did before. The two marks will be about an inch or so apart. Exactly half way between those marks is true TDC. If it is anywhere other than where the factory mark is, use a hacksaw to cut a permanent line into the balancer and use white paint to mark it. You can now time the engine using the new mark as an exact reference.
            I actually have made a tool for this by breaking off the ground strap and electrode also removing the entire porcelan top as well, from an old spark plug and tapping a screw thread into the empty shell, then placing a bolt into the shell rounding off the top so it is less likely to mark the piston top. Never turn the engine by any means besides normal hand/wench method and never force anything. The entire operation actually takes longer to write than it does to do.

            Jun 20, 2009 | 1985 Chevrolet Chevy

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            Crankshaft Pulley..98 Subaru Forester

            just a socket set will do the job.But remove the bolt and put thread lock-tight on the threads and tighten to manufacturers toque

            May 30, 2009 | 1993 Buick Park Avenue

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