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Harmonic Balancer pulley is bouncing up and down

The harmonic balancer is moving up and down with the engine running, it does not feel lose with the engine stopped.

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You need need a harmoic balancer puller you can get them at any auto parts store for 25 -30 dollars that makes it real easy some stores if your buying parts will give you one if you leave down payment and when you return it they refund your money

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