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Get My Balancer Off

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtnman210, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. mtnman210

    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    Ok Does anybody have any ideas on how I can get it off. It's on the front of a 454. I've got the block completly torn down but I can get the balancer off. I've broke 2 pullers already......Don't you just love P.O. surprises:rolleyes:
     
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    lol I KNOW WHT U ARE GOING THRU

    im about ready to hook the back of the block up to a tree, and hook the balancer up to a truck and give it hell. lol

    Let me know what works for you

    brad
     
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    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinking the same thing---long strap to the hitch and a full throttle yank:haha:
     
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    They come off easily with a harmonic balancer puller.
     
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    mtnman210 1/2 ton status

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    there fixed it for ya:D
     
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    I've heard that if you yank your crank.....(braile).
    If the bal. is seized or "Oh my God!" welded, you'll straighten the crank if you pull it.
     
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    any chance of getting it on a hydraulic press and pushing the snout of the crank out of the balancer instead of trying to pull the balancer off
     
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    machine shop
     
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    a good brand name puller not a parts store special
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha: I like that.

    are you using one with jaws, or one which actually bolts onto the balancer? i assume you're using the one which bolts on. if so - i have no idea how to help you. if not - you should use one. if you have - you may as well try the one with jaws. when i pulled mine, it was a cheap crappy one from napa or something, and i broke it, but they replaced it for free and since the first one had moved it a relatively far distance, the second one didn't have to go very far to get it off. anyway, fwiw
     
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    If you use the puller with jaws you will destroy the harmonic balancer by pulling the inertia ring off the inner hub then he would have to buy a new balancer.
     
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    i assumed that he was replacing it.
     
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    these were the pullers I was using
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    and this is the pain in the a** in question.
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    I have to toss the crank but was hoping to save the balancer. But now I think I might just trash the balancer too so the new one will be easier to put on. It might be seeing the hot end of a torch here very soon:mad:
     
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    that's quite the puller set up! i think if i were you, i'd just get a new balancer - they don't cost that much. then again, i'm paranoid about them b/c i have the 6.2. ;) got mine for $75, and i think gassers are cheaper still.
     
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    I have news for you, if you think that balancer is hard to get off wait until you try to install a NEW balancer, they are very hard to get installed all the way on.
     
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    Harmonic Balancer

    Dude, are you serious, I was just getting ready to tackle that job.I got my new roller chain on,2 pc. alum. timing cover on, and was getting ready to buy my harmonic balancer. Mine came off so easy I just thought it would
    be the same in reverse, then again I just have a small block!!!!
     
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    I know what you mean... the couple I've pulled in the past slid right off. This thing is just being stubborn
     
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    That looks like RUST between the crank and the balancer, could be siezed!! How about a good penetrant, since you want to save the balancer
     
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    do NOT do that... use an installer....
     

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