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Harmonic Balancer removal help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tdcombs, May 8, 2006.

  1. tdcombs

    tdcombs Registered Member

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    So far ive broke one bolt off and tore up part of the center shaft and the thing still hasnt moved. Any tips on things that i can try? Im assuming that heat isnt a good option on a crank or balancer?

    The engine is in an old fertalizer truck so that doesnt help matters much.
     
  2. ivie29

    ivie29 1/2 ton status

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    Every balancer that I've ever removed came off easily with a good steering wheel style puller.
     
  3. tdcombs

    tdcombs Registered Member

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    ya i think the fact that its an old fertalizer truck is deffently working against me. I had to beat on the fan for 30 min just to get it off, that just aint right.
     
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    I broke 2 pullers trying to get one off the motor for my project. I ended up using a torch to heat that sucker up and then an impact and another puller and it still was a pain to get off. It took quite a bit of heat. If you're NOT planning on re-using it that method worked for me but only if you're not gonna use that balancer again. Also make sure to only heat the shaft and not the block itself.
     
  5. tdcombs

    tdcombs Registered Member

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    id really prefer to reuse it if possible, i guess i can load it up and take it somewhere and see if they could get it off but id prefer not to and just save the money.
     
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    ok if you're gonna try and re-use it...my best advice would be lots of penetrating oil. Douce it a couple times a day and let it sit over night and do it again. then try the puller again.
     
  7. tdcombs

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    :) thats where im at right now, maybe ill have better luck in the morning. At least i know i can heat the balancer if i dont reuse it now.
     
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    so what you are basically saying, is that your shaft is all packed up with sh!t and doesn't want to slide very easily? :doah: :ignore: :haha: :eek1: :D
     
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    sounds like thats experience talking:haha: :rotfl: :screwy: good one...
     

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