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Removing harmonic balancer on 96 regal 3.8

Does this model require a special puller. manual says that it will come off manually. i can't get it off. rented a harmonic balancer puller from advance auto but it won't work. does this require a special puller?

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    SOSCustoms....thank you, thank you, thank you, Everybody though we were crazy and denied there was a special tool needed. the adapter from NAPA is perfect! We spent hours literally trying everything we knew...by the way ours is a 1994 regal and it is exactly the same! Thanks again!

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YES YOU DO HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIAL ADAPTER FOR THE NORMAL BALLANCER PULLER. NAPA HAS THE TOOL AND THE # IS BK700-2461. ONCE AGAIN THE ADAPTER IS USED WITH THE BALLANCER PULLER YOU ALREADY HAD. YOU HAVE TO SCREW THE EXTENSIONS INTO THE BALLANCER AND INSERT ANOTHER EXTENSION INTO THE CRANKSHAFT TO GET THE OLD ONE OFF. WHY G.M. DID THAT TO US IS STILL A MYSTERY.

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