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How install crank timing gear?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody got any ideas how to install this sucker? Would it be okay to use a large socket and a bolt in the balancer hole and just press it on in this fashion? Or should I just use an oversized socket and a dead blow?

    Thoughts, gents?

    Brian
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  2. mike reeh

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    i always just started it by hand as much as possible then take a smooth faced finish hammer (medium size) and tap one side then the other side gently until it finally bottoms out. takes a couple minutes but works good.. lubing it first with a little motor oil would be good
     
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    I have a piece of pipe that fits over the snout and then a few whacks with a hammer and it is a done deal.


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    I have a tool used for installing the harmonic balancer, it screws into the end of the crank and pushes the balancer on, costs about $25, I put a spacer between the gear and the tool and it pushes it on, saves pounding on the crankshaft, and thrust bearings if it's in the block.

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    I have a piece of pipe that fits over the snout and then a few whacks with a hammer and it is a done deal.

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    BINGO !!!!! That's what works for me......

    John


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    I took a 2x4 and drilled some holes in it so the crank snout could pass through it and used my steering wheel lock plate (it was handy as a big washer) and just put the balancer bolt in and tightened it real good.

    You should try to avoin baning on the crankshaft cuz it could mess up your seal but i hammered my balancer on and i havent had any trouble

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