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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Harmonic Balancer removal

Anybody got a quick How-To they can post or can give me a quick run down? I need to replace the one in my son's '96 3.5 and just need the scoop on it like the best way to loosen the center bolt and any other tips. Thanks as always.



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To loosen the bolt use a flat edge or even a big tip flathead screw driver to lock the shaft from turning when removing the bolt. After that use a 3jaw puller but you might need a spacer to remove the balancer so the center punch doesn't screw up the thread to the crank snout.
The bolt can be used as a spacer if needed but keep the bolt in ether a quarter way or half way in.

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Hey Jim.

About the only way to do this with out removing WAY too much material is to go rent the chrysler harmonic balancer tool from Autozone. It is designed to remove the harmonic balancer with minimal disassembly. I think you'll only have to remove the cooling fans.

To remove the center bolt, I can't remember what I did to lock the engine from turning... A large screwdriver through one of the 'spokes' of the pulley on the block some place should hold it. Once you pull that bolt, the puller comes with a long pin to put down the snout of the crank and the rest of the puller is specifically shaped for our balancers.

TCP - A three jaw will do it, but realy only practical if the radiator and evaporator are removed, or the engine is out of the car.

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also a chain wrench works very well to hold the pulley from turning.
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nobody uses a 1/2 drive impact gun and a socket to remove the bolt ?
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Exactly the kind of info I was needing. Thanks fellas.
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nobody uses a 1/2 drive impact gun and a socket to remove the bolt ?
If you're lucky enough to have a 90 degree impact adaptor, you can, yes, or if you have the motor out of the car, or all of the front end out... but othetrwise, there is no room to swing one.

Take lots of pics, and post your success...

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Yep, the special chrysler harmonic balancer tool from autozone is the only way to go. Just a few sec's and the pully just pulls off. And it's free too once you return it.
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Didn't know there was a special chrysler tool for this. In the 02 FSM they show a 3 jaw puller.
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Didn't know there was a special chrysler tool for this. In the 02 FSM they show a 3 jaw puller.
The Chrysler tool is basically a heavy 3 jaw puller, except it comes with an adapter for the crankshaft pulley hole, that gives you a straight pull on it and wont damage the threads, and the jaws are made to fit perfectly onto the pulley.

It comes with a holding tool as well that you can use to prevent the crankshaft from turning with when removing/installing the pulley bolt.

Piece of cake removing the pulley with one, about 3 minutes, if you do it regularly they are totally worth the $60 from OTC tools, if not the Autozone tool rental is the way to go.


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Wish I knew back when I was building up the 3.5L. Oh well, got a ASP pulley out of the deal lol.
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Got the balancer and puller (rented) from AutoZone today and will put it in tomorrow. The puller is pretty shallow and should be no problem after I remove the fan assembly. Hopefully things go smooth.

Btw, is the bolt on the balancer normal or reverse threads? Also, I noticed the new balancer has no key or anything. The guy triple checked the part and said everything matches. Wish me luck
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Got the balancer and puller (rented) from AutoZone today and will put it in tomorrow. The puller is pretty shallow and should be no problem after I remove the fan assembly. Hopefully things go smooth.

Btw, is the bolt on the balancer normal or reverse threads? Also, I noticed the new balancer has no key or anything. The guy triple checked the part and said everything matches. Wish me luck
Normal, lefty loosey righty tighty...lol...the balancer pulley is a press fit, no keyway.
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Since it's just on to run the belts there is no certain orientation or position it should be put on right?
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Since it's just on to run the belts there is no certain orientation or position it should be put on right?
Nope, no orientation. Can go on any way.
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