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What makes a harmonic balancer go bad on a 1983 chevy silverado 305 v-8?

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It can go bad from the seal in the timing chain cover rubbing the outer diameter of the balancer shaft and causing a deep groove,or it has lost the rubber o-ring that is between the main body and the outer body throwing it out of balance and not repairable

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