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92redsc
08-11-2004, 07:02 PM
how do you check a harmonic balancer???

rlong
08-12-2004, 12:49 AM
mine only took a few wiggles or fell off after i took the bolt out then i had to drill holes in the broken piece stuck on the crank then i ran a sheet metal bolt in the hole to crack it in half and it pulled right out

Mike8675309
08-12-2004, 09:48 AM
I don't believe there is a good way to check it without removing it from the vehicle. History has shown though that if it's the stock balancer and you have a good chance of it failing anytime after 80,000 miles. It's just a less than optimal design.

rlong
08-12-2004, 07:36 PM
you could check it with a timing light but i never tried it im guessing it shoud show around 10 degrees before top on the timing marks if anyone has done this please help me with this post , my car rev so so i pretty much new mine was bad