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Replaced harmonic balancer on 1996 ford contour need to set timing on crankshaft

Set timing after replacing harmonic balancer

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I have a '94 Tempo, it had a "ticking" sound. It was the "harmonic balancer" (crankshaft pulley) a local mechanic changed it for $60, the part cost me $120 (I work for a Ford dealership) $180 without employee discount. you can get one for much less at a junkyard if you can find one. Good luck, Sean

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First remove radiator fan shrould.This will give you access to the fan.Remove fan and fan belts.Remove bolt on harmonic balancer.You will need to rent a balancer remover and installer kit.Most big auto parts chains will rent these kits to you.Next remove four bolts holding pulley to balancer.Next attach balancer puller to balancer with long bolts from kit.Using a 1\2 drive breaker bar,remove balancer from engine.After removing balancer replace front seal.Lubricate hub on new balancer with engine oil.Then use installation tool from kit to install balancer.Never try to beat balancer on with hammer,engine damage could occur.Then work in reverse to replace remaining parts.Hope this will help you.

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What all has to be replaced when the crankshaft pulley? falls off


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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...


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I have read the question about the crankshaft pulley wobbling really bad and needing a harmonic balancer and my question is....is the harmonic balancer and the crankshaft the same thing? I have the same...


The end of the crankshaft is usually called a snout, because that is what it looks like — just a shaft sticking out of the front of the engine between 1½" and 2" in diameter, with a threaded hole in the front, and a key-way along the side.

The harmonic balancer slides over the end of the crankshaft, and is held in place by a bolt and washer goiing into the front of the crankshaft.

The harmonic balancer usually has a ring around the outside separated from the part that goes over the crankshaft by a ring of neoprene. The neoprene and that outer ring are the vibration damper, preventing the crankshaft from ringing. On the face of the balancer the pulleys for accessories are mounted.

Every engine I have worked on — except motorcycles, lawnmowers and outboards — use this arrangement.

Regarding your case, I would do the disassembly first, then — with the parts in your hand — go get the replacement parts. Best guarantee I know of to make sure you get the right parts.

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I have a ford f-250 with 460 engine. 1983 model and have to replace the front crank seal. how much trouble is it?I already have the radiator off and replacing it.


You'll need to remove the crankshaft pulley and the harmonic balancer, which you'll need a harmonic balancer removal tool. The center bolt is usually on really tight. You can use a seal puller to remove the crankshaft seal from the timing cover.

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Where is the crank sensor located on a 1999 oldsmobile intrigue 3.5 engine???? easy to replace or not...


usually all crankshaft sensors are located right next to the main drive pulley (Harmonic balancer). As far as being easy is concerned some are not so easy as some require the removal of the harmonic balancer to get to it.. but you might be lucky Gm is pretty good at making the Crankshaft sensor accessible without removing the harmonic balancer.

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1996 ford T-bird Lx V6 trying to remove timing chain cover to replace gasket ( oil leak above filter housing. All bolts I can see are removed, does the oil filter housing have to be removed also > and...


cover has 2-4 bolts at front of oil pan and harmonic balancer will need to be removed to take cover of of crankshaft.. lemmee kno if that solves your problem...chris..

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Harmonic Balancer needs replaced. How long can I wait until I have to get this done?


its bad the harmonic balancer , balances the crankshaft in relation its a dapener as well as it rotates the timing ..change it soon...

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