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1988 dodge ram 50

Im trying to figer out if there are any special point i need to set the harmonic balancer at?

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  • Tinkertoys1 May 11, 2010

    Hu? It will only fit on one way. You'll find a keyway in the balancer and the crank shaft. You will need the original pully/balancer for your engine, ya just can't go to the boneyard and pick one. Anything other than the orig one will vibrate your engine to pieces.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    i have a 1988 ram 50 and when im driving and let off the gas to stop at a light or something it will just randomly shut off but it will start right up and when i try to floor it, it will cut out

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Greetings!
Further to Tinkertoys1's note...

Yes, the harmonic balancer is manufactured to only fit on one way.
Now, knowing this, the harmonic balancer has a timing mark set into the outside area of the balancer.

Cheers, Jay

Posted on May 09, 2009

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