Question about Mitsubishi Cars & Trucks
I cant even get the nut off
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
SOURCE: remove harmonic balancer
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
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
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
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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