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I cannot remove the harmonic balancer. What am I doing wrong? We have tried the harmonic balancer puller and it simply isn't budging. Please help?

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  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Nov 14, 2010

    leave the bolt in but a little loose, put the puller on and tighten as much as you can, then smack the puller main bolt with a hammer.

  • rhondaharman Nov 14, 2010

    Where does one 'rent' the Dodge version of this puller?

  • rhondaharman Nov 17, 2010

    John - I need a little more help with the 2000 Dodge Stratus. I have the harmonic balancer pulled now thanks to you!, but I am stuck on what to do about the timing belt, the pulleys and marking for time before I remove anything else from the engine, which now seems to be 1/4th on the floor!

  • rhondaharman Nov 17, 2010

    John, it is the 2.0 4L dual overhead cam

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You need a dodge puller it is the only type of puller you can use. when you get one you will see it comes with a set of shafts that go in the bolt hole to push ageist, a 1/2 impact also helps they are tight....GOOD LUCK

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  • rhondaharman Nov 14, 2010

    Where do we get the puller? Is this a dealer item, or can it be rented from the auto parts stores?

  • john nail
    john nail Nov 14, 2010

    autozone

  • john nail
    john nail Nov 17, 2010

    ya it does seam like a lot of parts but there are a lot more to go....anet it grate.....but if it was easy everybody would want to do it....let me see if i can look it up for you. was this the 2.0L four cylinder or the 2.5L V6?

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