Harmonic Balancer 1995 T Bird SC

Uncle Paully

Registered User
Hello

I was cruising along and the car just died and I found my harmonic balancer was laying on the sway bar.

Does anyone know why this would happen? The center mounting bolt for the crankshaft was later found laying on my driveway along with the washer. It was a full on clean break for the bolt. The balancer however looked like it was broken for some time and the last inch and a half or so just broke off now.

Im now looking to buy a used harmonic balancer if anyone has one for sale.
Part number is BTC F4SE-DA94BS

Here’s some pics of the scenario.7D5D2E0F-528D-4AFE-9344-FC03C507051C.jpeg3F0D09BD-3BFA-4943-8401-EA82618B8672.jpegB36394BA-5E81-4BF2-890E-9505C8579E11.jpeg39B60747-4A54-4802-8283-63A23E7CD1DB.jpeg5202FD1C-FF58-4056-B83A-1A512103B5A6.jpegD49997F2-DE56-4EAA-8A68-F3BEA8CEF559.jpegB471743A-6D34-4A97-AF15-2E2BEB93537E.jpeg
 

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Norm-L

SCCoA Member
Thanks to seeing your pics, I just ordered a balancer from SCP. I've been paranoid about it for a while because I've heard how often this happens. I don't want to wait for mine to break before I change it. I'm not sure why this is such a common issue with the SC.
 

KMT

Registered User
not sure why this is such a common issue

Might be the OE balancer was off the shelf, and it's not happy with some of the shock loads the SC engine can see, especially when modded.
 

Uncle Paully

Registered User
Thanks to seeing your pics, I just ordered a balancer from SCP. I've been paranoid about it for a while because I've heard how often this happens. I don't want to wait for mine to break before I change it. I'm not sure why this is such a common issue with the SC.
What’s the SCP one ?
 

Norm-L

SCCoA Member
SuperCoupePerformance.com has options. I went with their economy balancer. Anything to avoid having my 27 year old balancer fail on me. There's no way I was going to spend the $700+ for the high-end part. The economy part will hold up for the way I drive.
supercoupeperformance.com/economy-9495-sc-harmonic-balancer
 
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