I wound up doin it and cost myself some cash from being inexperienced. I was changing a crank position sensor that sits behind the balancer. Everything went fine taking it off. I used a 1/2 torque wrench and I believe like a 22mm or larger socket and a puller with 3 long after market bolts as the factory puller bolts were too short I think. Anyway my problem was when I put the balncer back on I broke the woodruff key and didn't realize it until the car was back together and it didn't start. this after puttin abt 230lbs or torque on the nut. 1/2 of the woodruf key was in the crankshaft slot and the other part was unfound I think. I was all over the city at machine shops etc trying to get a replacement part and some advise. No one was able to help so I finally got a new key from dealer but I couldn't get the crankshaft slot clear of the broken key. It got to a point I had to tow it in to a good shop. Luckily they were able to get it out by taking off timing cover etc.. So I got them to install a new water pump, timing chain, since this area was already uncovered new antifreeze. It wind up costing me $1100 in parts and labor. They told me if they couldn't get that key out I would be lookin at another engine.
95 SSEi 115,000 Green/Black or charcoal interior(leather)
5star factory alloys w 225 60 16"(Michelen XGT H4) Update 4-15-04 Kuhmo tires,
MODS: 3" Ricer pipe, K&N E1009, extended IAT to front of filter, 180 tstat, 200amp DP Alt Yellow. 4-Sony Xplod head unit .Polk components in doors, MTX amp, 2 10" subs. No name amp running 6x9'* "FROZEN ROTORS" w (Morse) ceramic metallic pads. Autopage autostart, sunroof & titanium tint all around. NGK V Power Plugs TR55, High flow Magnaflow CAT & Magna flow H body muffler.
As of 7-4-05
Waiting on pillar pod since March 04
Waiting on silicon coupler/reducer
1997 Chevy Lumina