Originally Posted by chevyboy572
I know that this looks like a repost but, How do I get that harmonic balancer off the engine without having any special tools to hold the flywheel so that it doesnt turn? What do I need to take this balancer off? and is there a way to refill the harmonic balancer with fluid so that i dont have to buy a new one? And if I have to buy a new one, where? Is there any special tricks I can pull to get it off? Obvoisly... i need help. im currently attending UTI in Sacramento and I cant get help from them.
This is a solid rubber piece with steel outer rings...no fluid in them at all TMK. I would get some PB Blaster or WD40 and spray it on the harmonic bolt and let it soak for a while. To keep from damaging the crankshaft, once you break the bolt free (I believe it is a 23 mm head), screw it out maybe 1/4 of the way, then put your puller on. Once you pull the balancer to where it hits the head, take the puller back off, and go the rest of the way in taking it out. Then put your puller back on and pop that balancer off. It takes a bit more time to do it that way, but it eliminates the chance of ruining the journal that balancer goes on.
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