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Harmonic balancer removal on 04 pacifica

I am going to replace a harmnic balancer. What's the best way to brace the engine so it doesn't spin on removal and instalation?

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Remove the cooling fans assy, remove the center bolt from the balancer, then using the special balancer, remove the balancer. Autozone had this tool you could borrow.

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Here is the procedure....

26299069-usz5n5q55ej5tpgx0jyrm3et-4-0.gif The CS130D alternator, used on these engines, is serviced as a complete assembly only.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the serpentine drive belt.
  3. Remove the alternator from brace.
  4. Remove the electrical connector from the alternator.
  5. Remove the retaining bolts from the alternator.
  6. Remove the protective boot from the alternator output "BAT" terminal and remove the nut. Disconnect the battery positive lead from the alternator.
  7. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the replacement alternator to the engine bracket.
  2. Connect the battery positive lead to the alternator output "BAT" terminal and install the nut. Tighten the nut to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Install the protective boot over the terminal.
  3. Hand start the alternator front lower bolt and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  4. Install the alternator brace stud through the alternator flange and the bracket and tighten the brace stud to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  5. If equipped with the CS 144 alternator, install the inboard alternator bolt through the flange and into the alternator brace assembly and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  6. If equipped with the CS 130D alternator, tighten the rear brace bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  7. Plug in the electrical connector to the alternator.
  8. Install the alternator front brace.
  9. Install the serpentine drive belt to the alternator pulley.
  10. Connect the negative battery terminal.

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Replace battery 2007 Tahoe 5.3 v8 4wd. Thanks

{: ) You need to remove the four(#13mm) bolts of that elbow brace just above the battery.
Remove the battery retainer bolt (#13mm) located on its base, the side facing the engine.
Loosen the battery terminals (negative terminal first) and pull them aside towards the engine so it will not interfere with the battery removal.
Try to raise the battery on the positive terminal side to an angle of about 60deg and slide a little bit towards the coolant reservoir so you could gain a better leverage when you pull it up. Doesn't matter if at some point the battery went 90 degrees. Just pull it fast and swiftly. Careful with your fingers. The battery is quite heavy and you may be thrown off balance while trying to pull it out.
You may rest the battery on top the coolant reservoir if needed, buit only for a short while to regain your momentum.

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1999 Ford Taurus. Can see crankshaft spinning fine coming out of block. Nut on end holding harmonic balanced spinning fine too. Harmonic balancer doesn't spin. How to fix? Do I need to pull the engine to...

There is a key way in the crankshaft and the balancer with a woodruff key that keeps it locked in place. The woodruff key resembles a half moon shape. You will have to remove the balancer to see what kind of damage there is and go from there.

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How do i remove the harmonic balancer bolt to replace the timing cocer gasket on a 1999 ford tarus se

If there is no air-compressor and an impact gun to remove the harmonic balancer bolt, then there are two other ways to remove it. Either remove the inspection cover at the bell-housing and use a large flat head screwdriver to wedge between the flex-plate drive gear teeth and the engine block so that the engine is locked-up, and then remove the harmonic balancer bolt with a long breaker bar and a lot of muscle power, or for the more advanced mechanics and only they should attempt this, place a long breaker bar on the harmonic balancer bolt and then brace the breaker bar up against the frame of the vehicle so that when the engine turns over the breaker bar will stop on the vehicle frame, and keep in mind that the crankshaft will turn clockwise or to the right, and when you are looking for some place to brace the breaker bar be sure that nothing else will get in the way or it will be damaged. Be sure that the breaker bar is on the harmonic balancer bolt properly, and place the breaker bar about 1 to 2 inches from the vehicle frame so that when the engine turns the breaker bar will lock up against the vehicle frame, and while holding the breaker bar in place have someone turn the ignition key and give the starter a bump, and be very sure to keep your hand away from where the breaker bar is going to contact the vehicle frame, or your fingers will get smashed by the breaker bar when it turns into the frame so do not attempt this if you are unfamiliar with using hand tools, and the starter should break the harmonic balancer bolt loose easily, so be very sure that your hands are out of the way of getting hurt when the starter motor is used to break the harmonic balancer bolt loose.

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How do i remove the starter?

1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Raise and support vehicle. As required, remove nuts from A/C
compressor, exhaust system and/or engine braces, adjacent to starter. On M/T models, remove bending
brace from around starter (if equipped). On all models, remove other items that may interfere with
removal of starter.
2. If necessary, remove nut from engine cross brace. Using pry bar between upper engine mount and engine,
pry rearward and support engine.
3. If necessary, remove oil filter, air induction tube and cooling fan. Remove flywheel inspection cover (if
equipped). Remove starter solenoid terminal "S" nut and battery cable nut. Separate wiring from starter.
Remove starter mounting bolts. Remove shims and note arrangement for reassembly. Remove starter.
Before installing starter onto engine, tighten inner solenoid terminal nuts to ensure they are secure in cap.
Starter failure may occur due to terminal or cap damage. Install starter and wiring. Ensure shims are installed in
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Replacing the alternator

Fig. : Alternator mounting-2.2L engine



(2.2L Engine)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and support the front of the vehicle, then remove the passenger side tire and wheel assembly for access to the rear of the alternator through the wheel well.
  3. Working through the wheel well, unfasten the alternator brace-to-block bolt, then remove the brace-to-intake nut and the brace-to-engine stud nut.
  4. Unplug the alternator wiring connector, then remove the battery terminal nut and wire.
  5. Carefully release the serpentine belt tension and remove the belt from the alternator pulley. Do not allow the tensioner to snap back into position once the belt is off the pulley.
  6. Loosen the alternator retaining bolts, then support the alternator and remove the fasteners. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Position the alternator in the vehicle and loosely install the retaining bolts.
  2. On 1994-98 models, tighten the top alternator bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) and the bottom bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
  3. On 1999-99 models, tighten the rear bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) and the front bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  4. On 1994-98 models, install the alternator brace, then tighten the retaining nut(s) and bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  5. On 1999-99 models, install the alternator brace, tighten the brace-to-alternator and brace-to-intake retainers to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm). Tighten the brace-to-engine stud nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  6. Install the battery terminal wire and tighten the retaining nut, then engage the alternator wiring connector.
  7. Hold the serpentine drive belt tensioner, back off the belt while slipping the belt over the alternator pulley. Gradually lower the tensioner into contact with the belt, then check for proper alignment and tension.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

Fig. : Alternator mounting-4.3L engine


(Except 2.2L Engine)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the air inlet duct assembly, if necessary.
  3. Carefully relieve the serpentine drive belt tension, then remove the belt from the alternator pulley. Do not allow the tensioner to snap back into position once the belt is off the pulley.
  4. Remove the nut retaining the radiator hose brace to the back on the alternator.
  5. If equipped, unfasten the retainers, then remove the brace from the engine and/or the alternator.
  6. Disconnect the battery terminal boot wiring from the back of the alternator, then unplug the regulator wiring connector.
  7. Support the alternator and remove the mounting bolts (usually 2) from either side of the alternator, then remove the alternator from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the alternator in the vehicle and loosely install using the mounting bolts.
  2. If equipped, loosely install the brace to the engine and/or alternator.
  3. Tighten the left or front alternator retaining bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm), the right or rear alternator bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm), the brace bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) and/or the brace nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm), as applicable.
  4. Connect and secure the alternator wiring.
  5. Carefully relieve the serpentine drive belt tension and position the belt over the alternator pulley, then slowly release the tensioner into position.
  6. If equipped, install the air inlet duct assembly.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.

I hope helps with this. Good luck (remember rated this help).

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  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Disconnect the heater hoses at the firewall.
  4. Remove the instrument panel.
  5. Disconnect the mode selector and temperature control cables from the cams and retaining clips.
    1. Remove the necessary defroster duct screws and loosen the cap screw that secures the heater-to-blower clamp.
    2. Remove the three heater unit mounting nuts and disconnect the antenna lead from the retaining clip.
    3. Remove the heater unit.
    4. Remove the insulator and the four brace cap screws.
    5. Remove the brace.
    6. Remove the heater core from the heater unit.
  6. To install:
    1. Install the heater core into the heater unit.
    2. Install the brace.
    3. Install the brace cap screws and the insulator.
    4. Place the heater unit into position, then attach the defroster and floor ducting.
    5. Install the heater unit mounting nuts.
    6. Tighten the heater-to-blower clamp cap screw and install the defroster duct screws.
    7. Connect the antenna lead to the retaining clip.
    8. Install the instrument panel.
    9. Connect and adjust the mode selector and temperature control cables.
    10. Connect the heater hoses at the firewall.
    11. Fill the cooling system and connect the negative battery cable.
    12. Start the engine and check for leaks.
    13. Check the coolant level and fill as necessary.

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1996 Honda Odyssey. Loud vibration from heater fan behind dash. What is the best way to get to the fan / shroud ?

just above passengers feet area, pull the blower out, 3 or 4 bolts,most likely it has debris and leaves, making it out of balance. its also a good time to replace the cabin air filter. the cabin filter, you will need to remove the glove box, brace and cut a plastic brace out, the plastic brace was there for support when the dash was made, but now, it is no longer is needed

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