Iīm from germany and just bought my own Pontiac Bonneville SSEi
Itī* really a nice car but it does have a really big problem: The harmonic balancer broke and caused some damage on the crankshaft....
That means, the crankshaft is ok and I have a new crankshaft pulley/harmonic balancer here and wanted to replace the old one...but now they told me that the bolt (which connect the balancer with the crankshaft) is gone because the broken harmonic balancer or the pulley shaped the bolt
Iīm 19 and donīt have the 3.000 $ to remove the old crankshaft and replace it with a new one (a new crankshaft can be bought for 200 $)! But they have to open the complete engine...
I did hear some noises coming from the pulley and then my car lost the acceleration, now I know why.
What can I do to attach the new pulley with the crankshaft?
I heard there are "Woodruff keys" that can solve this problem.
This isnīt my first american car but the first that really have problems and a broken harmonic balancer and no way to connect the new crankshaft pulley is a huge problem.
I owned the car for 3 weeks and now itī* damaged, thats so ****** up
Thanks for your help or advice in advance
best regards from Germany