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Harmonic balancer removal

I cant even get the nut off

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The nut will be torqued to around 90 ft/lb tension( as you did not say what engine, some are as low as 45 ft/lbs and some as high as 135 ft/ld ) so the best tool to use for this is a 1/2" impact gun. You will need a harmonic balancer puller for your vehicle to pull the pulley off.

Posted on Apr 12, 2014

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SOURCE: BAD HARMONIC BALANCER

To remove the harmonic balancer on my 1992 Pathfinder, I needed to loosen the alternator and power steering belts, remove the cooling fan (4 10 mm nuts), remove the radiator (2 10 mm  bolts hold it to the frame, remove top and bottom hose [The drain **** is covered by what appears to be a coolant line], as well as the overflow tube to the reservoir. With a 3/4" impact gun and a 27 mm socket, remove the bolt that retains the alt, ps shieves and the harmonic balancer to the crankshaft. With a large 3 jaw puller, remove the harmonic balancer with the pully sheives as an assembly. I do not recommend attempting the removal without the puller.
To  put it back on, you will need a large torque wrench for the crankbolt and a small torque wrench for with a crowsfoot for the fan nuts.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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It has to be pressed off with a harmonic balancer removing tool similar to this http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts-Accessories_Automotive-Tools__HARMONIC-BALANCER-DAMPER-PULLEY-PULLER-REMOVER-TOOL_W0QQitemZ260372587534QQddnZPartsQ20Q26Q20AccessoriesQQadiZ2871QQddiZ2811QQadnZAutomotiveQ20ToolsQQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Automotive_Tools?hash=item260372587534&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A1171%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
You can or may be able to rent one from one of your local parts houses like NAPA or Autozone.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Remove the harmonic balancer without a puller?

You can try simply wiggling the balancer and see if you get lucky. A few taps with a rubber mallet may convince it to come free. Worst case get the kit. You should not need to remove the radiator. Do make sure that you have the engine blocked so you don't lose your timing mark placement.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

SOURCE: harmonic balancer removal. I have nut out but it seems stuck. How do I pull it off. Do I have to remove more than the bolt

Most balancers have a very tight fit to the crank. You will need to use a puller to remove it. If purchasing one dosn't seem economical to you, some auto parts stores rent out specialty tools for free.

Posted on Apr 17, 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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I have a oldsmobile intrigue 2001 3.5 engine how do you remove the harmonic balancer pulley


remove drive belts
undo crank nut if there is one
fit a harmonic balancer remover puller
pull the balancer of
Note take care in the removal as there may be a crank sensor at the balancer
best get a workshop manual for photos on the job

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How to replace crankpully on 3300 olbs


The harmonic balancer on these engines is now press fit onto the crankshaft and requires the use of Tool J-38197 for removal. The torque specification to be used during installation has also been revised. The procedure to be used when replacing the crank sensor is as follows:

REMOVAL






  1. Disconnect serpentine belt from crankshaft pulley.


  2. Raise vehicle on hoist.


  3. Remove right front tire and wheel assembly.


  4. Remove right inner fender access cover.


  5. Using 28 mm socket, remove crankshaft harmonic balancer retaining bolt.


  6. Remove crankshaft harmonic balancer using Tool (J-38197).


  7. Remove foreign object deflector (DO NOT use pry bar).


  8. Disconnect sensor electrical connector.


  9. Remove sensor and pedestal from block face.


  10. Remove sensor from pedestal




INSTALLATION






  1. Loosely install crankshaft sensor on pedestal.


  2. Position sensor with pedestal attached on Tool J-37089.


  3. Position tool on crankshaft.


  4. Install bolts to hold pedestal to block face, torque to (18-26 lb. ft.).


  5. Torque pedestal pinch bolt to (26-44 lbs. in.).


  6. Remove Tool J-37089.


  7. Install foreign object deflector.


  8. Place Tool J-37089 on harmonic balancer and turn. If any vane of the harmonic balancer touches the tool, replace the balancer assembly.


  9. Install balancer on crankshaft.


  10. Apply thread sealer GM #(NNN) NNN-NNNNor equivalent to threads of crankshaft balancer bolt. Torque bolt to + 56 degrees (104 lb. ft. + 56 degrees).


  11. Install inner fender shield.


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  13. Lower vehicle.


  14. Install serpentine belt.
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Harmonic balancer came a part,motor still in car, can this balancer be removed while in the. is there clearance to do this between the frame and balancer thank u for your help.


I would attempt this in car. I might have to remove the radiator to allow me to use an impact gun to undo the crankshaft nut and fit the balancer puller .

Apr 20, 2014 | 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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How to remove the harmonic balancer on a 1995 dodge intrepid 3.5


There is a nut in the center of the balancer... loosening may require an "impact" or a sharp blow with a hammer to begin to loosen the nut. Once loose, you can use a harmonic balancer puller (rentable at a local rental yard) Since its a very tight fit you'll need the puller to persuade it loose from the crankshaft.... watch your knuckles...

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BAD HARMONIC BALANCER


this site is lame ,i just called a dealership and got the answers i needed,i got no help here

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