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Harmonic balancer problems

Hi have 2001 ford mustang and change used motor 2000 is 3.8 same so i have vibration only i change the crank pulley

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SOURCE: harmonic balancer is breaking off or vibrateing

your problem may also because of the timing belt so check that whether it is in good condition . i think replacing the timimg gear will help you

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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SOURCE: 1993 Geo Prizm Lsi Harmonic Balancer

Yes a harmanic balancer from tha corolla is the same thing. I had to do the same thing with my 95 geo. It works out to be a lot cheaper buying for a toyota than a geo.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Mitsubishi Eclipse Harmonic Balancer 3.0L Removal

There is a panel inside the wheel well that you can take off that gives you perfect access to the harmonic balancer. A special tool is required. i had my dad make one because he has access to whatever he needs at the factory. but you can get them at the dealer. i have no clue how much they cost. I can't see any way of doing it without the special tool. after you get the tool its pretty simple to get off. it takes alot of force to break the bolt loose though. i used the handle off my jack as a cheater bar. hope this helps...

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you replace the harmonic balancer pulley on

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!

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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SOURCE: how to remove harmonic balancer pulley from 2000

Remove serpentine belt, to remove bolt turn counter clock wise, you will also need a Harmonic Balancer pulley tool, most auto part places will rent this tool out, good luck, hope this was very helpful.

Posted on May 19, 2010

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I have a 2000 nissan sentra my harmonic balance is bad according to a autozone person it moves when the car is on and he told me it needs to be replaced because it has play i need to replace and find out...


The harmonic balancer is integrated with the crankshaft pulley, and if replaced requires taking the bolt out from the side of the 4 cyl. engine.

I would recommend that an experience engine rebuilder perform the service.

Inspect the Harmonic Balancer:

The harmonic balancer (vibration damper) is inspected for signs of wear in its center bore.
  • Also inspect the rubber mounting for indications of twisting and deterioration.
  • The outer ring can slip, causing an out of balance condition. Replace any harmonic balancer that has slipped.
  • With the cylinder head removed and the piston at top dead center (TDC), make a visual comparison. Do the timing marks for TDC on the timing cover and damper appear to be accurate.
  • Be sure the damper is the correct one for the vehicle. The wrong one can be worse than none at all.
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  • Be sure all pulleys are straight. A damaged pulley can force a crankshaft to bend during engine operation.
This is a general guide on replacing the harmonic balancer, but there are other instructions that the rebuilder would follow to actually do the service for you:

To remove the harmonic balancer, the cylinder head and timing cover must be removed and the piston should be at top dead center (TDC).
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  • Generally, the damper is installed unit it bottoms out against the oil slinger and the timing sprocket.
  • If in doubt, install the water pump and pulley, and then pound the damper into place until its pulley aligns with the water pump pulley.
  • It is advisable to use the installation tool, because pounding on the damper can cause stress on the crank thrust bearing surface.
  • It is best to stand the engine block on end and support the crankshaft if the damper must be pounded on.
  • Some vibration dampers are not pressed-fit on the crankshaft.
  • Be sure to install a large washer behind the damper retaining bolt on these engines; otherwise, the damper might fly off, causing damage and a safety hazard.

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