How do you remove a harmonic balancer 350?
How do you remove a harmonic balancer without a puller?
How do I remove a harmonic balancer?
If you don't have a puller or you don't want to buy it, you can use a durable strap in pulling it. Simply insert the strap in the space and around to position the strap firmly around the center of the balancer. Then secure and pull the strap to remove the pulley. It will surely do the trick.
There is a way to do it. You put a wrench on the pulley bolt and block the other end against the floor or the frame. Then you use the starter motor to turn the engine (DO NOT START IT, JUST TURN IT) for at most one or two revolutions of the crank. Just enough to break the bolt loose.
The purpose of the harmonic balancer is to reduce engine vibration and in many cases, serves as a pulley for drive belts. While this part may not wear, or be known to wear, as quickly as a traditional idler pulley or belt tensioner, balancers do in fact wear and eventually must be replaced.
10 signs of stock elastomer harmonic balancer wear.
Cost of Harmonic Balancer Replacement On average for most vehicles, it can cost about $200 to replace a harmonic balancer.
The balancers will interchange but will still have the same final length. All the difference in thickness only happens on the backside. If you don't already have a short water pump, you can gain space with it and matching pulleys.
How about pull out your torque wrench, put it at the 120 or so ft lbs that the bolt requires for tightening (verify with the FSM), and try to loosen until you've put that amount or torque into removing. That should give you a benchmark on how much force is required. Or start lower, like 90 ftlbs.
To tighten the screw at the end of the gear puller, use the sockets wrench. Continue until the pulley is free. You can try to loosen the pulley by hitting the exposed end with a hammer.
A crankshaft rotates either in clockwise direction or anticlockwise direction only. Means, if an engine is meant to be rotated in clockwise direction, it will rotate in clockwise direction only.
I just installed mine last week after removing timing cover assy , I would not recommend heating it because it should be a 2 piece separated with a rubber insulator , heating it would probably damage the rubber piece.