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Do you haave to remove harmonic balance pulley to be able to replace the timing belt on a 1998 dodge neon 2,o engine

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Yes you do so you can get to the gear behind it,where the belt goes and so you can align the timing marks.

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Do I have to reset the timing belt if I do this?


No you will not have to reset the timing belt. I would not use the rope down a spark plug hole as there would be a good chance of bending a valve or rod.
Find some way of stopping the engine from rotating at the fly wheel or flex plate.

Jun 18, 2015 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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Replacing the Crankshaft and Camshaft sensors on a 1991 and later Buick Park...


If your car is misfiring in a rhythmical pattern when you first start it up for the day or dieing when engine is hot, it could mean your Camshaft or Crankshaft sensors need replacement.
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Important, disconnect negative cable from the battery before doing any work on electrical system. Wear safety goggles.

Tools recommended:
Break Bar, Torque Wrench, ratchet driver and a full metrics ratchet socket set, one Q tip, large straight blade screwdriver, ratchet extension and adapters if needed.

First we'll start with the easiest and cheapest of the two sensors.

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Replacing the camshaft sensor:

The camshaft sensor is located on the right side of the engine, behind the water pump pulley.

1. Loosen the screws to the water pump pulley with a breaker bar before removing the serpentine belt. Always turn counter clockwise to loosen.

2.Remove the serpentine belt via the belt tension-er.

3.Use a regular ratchet driver to finish removing the belt pulley from the water pump.

4.Remove the bolt holding the camshaft sensor in place and disconnect electrical connector. Secure the connector with a clothes pin so you don't lose it down in the engine compartment. Clean around the sensor to avoid getting dirt in the engine.

5. Pull the camshaft sensor straight out with a slight twisting motion.

6. Lightly lubricate the O-Ring on the new sensor with fresh motor oil, and install in the engine.

7. installation is the reverse of removal.

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Crankshaft
Sensor:

1. Jack up the front passenger side of the car and safely support it on jack-stands.

2.Remove the tire, remove the inner tire well splash guard cover.

3.Before removing serpentine belt, loosen the center bolt on the harmonic balancer/vibration dampener. (crankshaft pulley)

4. Remove serpentine belt via the belt tensioner.

5.Finish loosening and remove the bolt from the harmonic balancer.
Have an assistant help you, using care not to let the weight of the harmonic balancer rest on the bolt as it can be damaged. Gently pry it of with a straight blade screwdriver. Leave the woodruff key in the crankshaft. Use care to not damage the crankshaft during removal as oil leakage could result. Mark the relationship between the crankshaft and the pulley, so you will be able to line the pulley up just right during re -installation.

6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the crankshaft sensor, secure the connector with clothes pin and loosen the bolts holding the sensor pedestal in place.

7.Separate the old sensor from the pedestal, and install the new sensor, just the same way the old sensor came out. Using the suggested crankshaft sensor alignment tool on the back of the harmonic balancer, making sure the fins on the harmonic balancer pass through the sensor's slot and don't hit it. If any fins on the back side of the harmonic balancer are bent, damaged, or missing, replace the harmonic balancer assembly.

Installation is the reverse of removal. It is imperative the crankshaft sensor be aligned properly before engine start up to avoid damage. Use care not to over tighten bolts during installation. Always tighten to manufacturer's recommended torque.

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Harmonic Balancer/Vibration dampener



on May 24, 2010 | Buick Park Avenue Cars & Trucks

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What damage does harmonic balance that is bad do


The harmonic balancer is basically a vibration dampened for the engine to eliminate engine vibration. The problem is that sometimes the actual ribbed pulley part on the balancer will separate from the rubber insert and slop around causing the belt the slop around with it. In turn the belt can fray or break. I would say its totally legit what they are saying. Just make sure you always ask to see the part after any work is done. Good luck

Dec 31, 2014 | 1998 Dodge Durango

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Harmonic balancer remove replace


i dont think is your harmonic balancer that dont make any sound check all the pulleys cose to change the harmonic ba... you havto remove and change your crank pulley along with it

Jan 29, 2014 | Plymouth Cars & Trucks

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How to put a water pump on a dodge stratus 2004


The water pump is timing belt driven .so wil need to remove the engine mount,the timing belt cover and the crankshaft pulley (harmonic balancer). Then you will loosen the tensioner . Now u can remove the belt . Might need to remove the alternator and it's bracket so that the water pump will come out.

Nov 26, 2011 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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It sounds like a lifter i was told it was the harmonic balancer by several people i replaced it car stick making ticking noise and picks up speed slow


I am curious why they said harmonic balancer and you replaced it, there is a crank sensor near the harmonic balancer was it rattling or loose they have a tendency to get loose,the harmonic is the big main pulley when that breaks because it is vulcanized then yes it tick and your car looses power.You check sparkplugs for being loose and not being tighten up,check the air filter too,I am sticking with the Harmonic balancer this time remove the drive belt but dont do it too long or it will overheat just for 2 minutes maximum see if the noise goes away. 2 minutes only battery wont charge also

May 06, 2011 | 1998 Buick LeSabre

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How to remove the harmonic balancer pulley on a '96 dodge caravan 3/0L?


i have a 1998 caravan my harmonic balancer fell off my qquestion is is there 2 separate keys that hold on the timing gear and the balancer pulley on, i have been to the dodge dealer and they printed me out pics but i still don't know for sure if the timing gear has it's own key or there is just 1 long key that holds both the timing gear and the balancer ......PLEASE HELP

Nov 22, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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1998 dodge neon how 2 remove the hermonica balincer


you will need that tool, A "Harmonic Balancer Puller" also can be used to pull Steering Wheels. Very Inexpensive at most Auto Parts Tool stores...

Sep 22, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Neon

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1998 dodge ram 1500 pick up (not 4wd)


easier on lift if not ramps on ground chalk wheel use stands once all belts are off remove center bolt on bottom crank pulley install crank pulley remover you may have to remove outer part of split pulley thread three puller bolts into bal there should be holes for this snug all three tight install adapter into center where main bolt came out thread tool against adapter as you tighten in the bal pulls out once out replace timing case seal at bottom of cover lightly apply grease or lithium on inside of seal put new bal alighn on keyway install reinstall tool slowly with air ratchet or impact gun reinstall slowly the grease on seal will stop seal from dry start up once bal all the way in install center bolt outer pulley if taken off belts etc

Aug 24, 2008 | 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD

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I am having trouble with my speedometer not working occasionally and now my seat belt light is coming on sometimes too. Is this the instrument panel cluster? Or something else? 1998 Dodge Neon. Backstory is as follows: -We take very good care of it and have one dedicated mechanic. -It has only had two owners; my parents and I. -We replaced the battery 2 months ago. -Mechanic checked to make sure the speedometer sensor was working. -We have had issues with the radio for years where it will randomly turn on and off, typically brought on by a stuffed trunk OR wet weather. -The speedometer works until we hit a bump and then the needle flies up and down or sometimes just stops working all together. -Mechanic has made mention of there being some Chrysler specific battery cable that is a smaller side cable and it is not in good condition. -Currently, my problem is that I can't find an old 1998 Dodge Neon in the salvage yard because yards are doing a lot of 2002 and newer vehicles and automatically crushing the others. The meat and potatoes of my question is what direction do I go in? And what of these symptoms ties to each other? And will adding new solder to the points on the panel fix it or is it something else? I'm trying to find least expensive to most expensive options and I'm rather handy but can't drop an engine or transmission or anything so keep this in mind. My handiness ends at resoldering the pins BUT I do have a mechanic I trust, but I fear that maybe I'm not combining symptoms properly. I have the money to repair an item I KNOW is wrong but not to chicken hunt around for problems.

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