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Harmonic balancer....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIG*RED, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. BIG*RED

    BIG*RED 1/2 ton status

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    So I was going to install a gear drive yesterday. I went to remove the large center bolt that holds the harmonic balancer to the crank shaft, and it was loose..hmmm i thought. So i reached in with my hand and pulled it right out..:eek1:
    The threads are compealty gone on the first 1/4 inch or so, and its all stripped out..

    So how long will a harmonic balancer stay on with out that bolt? I'm hopeing that since the balancer is pressed on there pretty good, and the fact that you have to use a puller to take it off, means that it will stay put..:crazy:

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The early engines, 265,283,302,327 never used a bolt. I would like to have the bolt for the added protection so i would say if only the frist 1/4" of threads in the crank are bad use a new bolt and install it.
     
  3. 5trucks

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    I concure but isn't it technically called a harmonic dampner.
     

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