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What would cause my harmonic balance to be off balance?

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The harmonic balencer is to pieces of metal ,pressed together with a rubber insert in between. The ruber can be damaged after long exposure to oil .Let me know if that helps

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How to remove the harmonic balancer on a 2005 x5 4.4l


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during operations the pulley lags and leads the power impulses from the center hub like a flywheel and eliminates the vibrations cause by the power impulses from the pistons
over time and by the load on the pulley from the drive belt, that rubber bond breaks down which results in what you see
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On most vehicles today, the crankshaft pulley acts as the harmonic balancer. It also has the grooved outer ring that the serpentine belt rides on. Between the central hub of the balancer and the outer ring is a strip of rubber that the outer ring is pressed onto. This rubber, over time, ages and shrinks. This allow the outer ring to walk inward (or outward) of the centerline of the pulley. This causes the serpentine belt to wear out prematurely and can cause the problem you describe. You need a new harmonic balancer. It comes complete with the rubber and outer ring already attached. Check your belt at the same time to see if it needs replaced as well.

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The Harmonic Balancer, or vibration damper, is a component connected directly to the front of the engine on the crankshaft. Its sole purpose is to reduce torsional vibrations created by the engine as the cylinders fire.

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Why is the crank pulley dampered?


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The out of the pulley with the harmonic balancer keeps coming out causing the belt to come off I've tapped it back on a couple of times it keeps coming back out only now my car has a loud knock what could...


typically harmonic balancers are balanced and indexed to the crankshart they are bolted to. the harmonic balancer should have been replaced when it first came apart. it sounds like the the reinstallation of the defective balancer caused the rotating assembly of the engine to be out of balance. given time this will always damage the main bearings of the engine and I think this is the loud knock you are now hearing. do not continue to use the car and take it to a competent mechanic to evaluate and give you an estimate for the repairs.

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What causes a harmonic balancer to make a clanking noise


This usually means the harmonic balancer is coming apart , it is made of two peices held together with molded rubber the rubber is probably worn

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I need the location of the harmonic balancer on my 2.2l Ecotec engine. Car is 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS.


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It is best to replace the harmonic balancer. Repairing it will only be a temporary fix and will more than likely cause damage when it breaks. Go ahead and be safe by replacing with a new balancer.

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It is possible on these engines. If the seal becomes hardened, it can begin to wear into the harmonic balancer. It is best to replace the seal and they also sell a kit that sleeves the harmonic balancer and helps to seal any leaks. let me know if any instructions are needed.

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