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Old 05-19-2017, 07:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Chipped hamonic balancer

Just bought a 98 tracker and im fixing a few small things. while replacing the timing cover i got the balancer off and found its chipped and kinda bashed. Was thinking about using a dremel to smooth it out but realize it might be better to replace it. does anyone have a used one in good shape or think this one is still useable? Called around to a few junkyards but no luck.





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I'd opt for a replacement, given the apparent trauma and obvious damage incurred to that one.

RockAuto may have new.

What specific engine?
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https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+balancer,5512
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im not doing the timing belt, im changing the timing cover which was cutting into the acc. belts. with the 1.6 engine im not sure you can change the timing belt without removing the balancer. the timing cover cannot be removed with it in place.

this damage is from something previous and doesnt look like it happened recently. when i got the vehicle i was told the engine was replaced with a used engine, which is probably where this damage came from. does anyone know the torque specs for the 5 small bolts that hold the balancer on?
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ive been searching the forum and dont see a step by step for leaving the balancer on and swapping the timing cover. as far as i can see the cover has a small hole in the middle that goes around the gear on the crank. this hole is much smaller than the harmonic balancer. can you direct me to a thread that shows changing the cover and leaving the balancer on? i dont have the service manual yet. it came with a manual but i believe its chiltons and not very helpful. i am not taking out the radiator because i am just swapping the cover. water pump, alt, and timing components were all replaced recently and pretty much new. i am not with the vehicle now to check the key.


watched this video, at 12:41 he takes the balancer off and removes the cover shortly after.

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My apologies. I was talking about the center pulley bolt.....Section 6A here from the FSM:
http://acksfaq.com/2016bp.php?urlnam...trackerfsm.htm
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My stupidity can often be overwhelming....and I've deleted my misleading posts above, just in case anyone else is using this thread for their info.....
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i was beginning to think i was going crazy! thanks for that link, did not know about that site.
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My stupidity can often be overwhelming....and I've deleted my misleading posts above, just in case anyone else is using this thread for their info.....
Hey BEX, don't be so hard on yourself, at our age the Db sometimes gets scrambled.

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Hey BEX, don't be so hard on yourself, at our age the Db sometimes gets scrambled.

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Thanks, Aqua....that 'sometimes' is becoming more and more often....
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