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How to Replace a Harmonic Balancer

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Harmonic Balancer
  • Mirror
Tools
  • Flashlight
  • Pulley Puller
  • 4 more tools
Difficulty

Easy

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Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Open and support your hood.
2
Locate your harmonic balancer.
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3
Using a flashlight and mirror, inspect the harmonic balancer for signs of wear.
4
Remove the belt from the crankshaft pulley. In most cases the crankshaft pulley is part of the harmonic balancer.
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5
Using a suitable socket and ratchet, remove the harmonic balancer mounting bolt.
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6
Use a pulley puller to remove the harmonic balancer from the crankshaft.
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7
Match the replacement part to the old harmonic balancer before installation. Make sure that bolt hole locations are the same, size is the same and if applicable, timing marks are the same.
8
Reinstall harmonic balancer in reverse order while following manufacturer torque specifications.
9
Start the engine and road test the vehicle to verify the repair.
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