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Can A Noisey (noise has only been happening for a pprox. 2 weeks. and only driven acouple miles to work)Harmonic Balancer Damage A key? I had a noisey harmonic balancer, went to a local garage, they replaced the balancer, vehicle would not start, after checking all electrical components and found nothing wrong, they took the balancer back off and said the reason it would not start was due to a damaged keyway, and now wants near $1,000.00 dollars to fix the problem, and this garage has a labor rate of under $60.00 an hour, I have contacted a GM dealer and said it is a 5hr job. Do you think this key should have been looked at before the new balancer was installed? Should I just tow the vehicle to my place (take a day of vacation)and repair it myself?

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Yes it should have been looked at,It dont sound like your garage is being very honest with you,do you have all the tools you going to need like the puller ,to do the job,if you do its not to bad to do,I hope this helps you

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