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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 01-18-2007, 06:32 PM   #31
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It has a metal hub and a metal outer ring with rubber connecting them between. When the rubber goes bad, the teeth in the middle (that you can't see unless you rip the thing apart) catch and that is what makes the clatter. The teeth are a failsafe so the belt will still turn when the rubber is bad.
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It (HB) is making the noise, I'm pretty certain. But there'* enough rubber still there to make trying to move the outer ring seperate from the inner difficult by hand.


When mine went bad, I remember looking at it when the clatter wasn't much yet, saw the cracks like yours, and figured it had a while. Within a week it was cracked all the way around.
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Alrighty.

Bll, this saturday wouldn't work, as I said. I'll let you and Shadd figure out when you two are meeting up. I'mnot in a huge rush to fix this, but I already have the puller tool and hopefully the HB will be in eather on Friday or Saturday.

Would this also make the car tend to have an inconsistant idle?
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You'll want to fix it soon because soon it will sound like your car is falling apart. Mine idled a little rougher than normal.
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You'll want to fix it soon because soon it will sound like your car is falling apart. Mine idled a little rougher than normal.
Gravenge ain't moving except around in my driveway for the next month or so.

It sounds horrible already
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It'* ok to drive on short trips. You saw what we put both of mine through.

Shadd MAY be here Monday/Tuesday this coming week. Saturday is out for me this weekend anyway.

Call me tonight. I can give you some good verbal tips, especially with the 3 bolts for the puller. You'll remember some of this from helping me with the SLE a couple years ago.
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Sorry Bill, I never called you. Things are really busy at my place.

WTF is the Harmonic Balancer replacement located in the FSM? I don't see it under engine or Harmonic Balancer
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It'* under the engine teardown section I think...somewhere along those lines.

Yes, you will need to get those 3 magic bolts as your puller probably does not have them...I forgot what size they are supposed to be, but it makes things so much easier.

Would not be a bad idea to let that HB bolt soak in some WD40 or PB blaster overnight before taking the balancer off either.
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M6x1 bolts, 60mm long works for my puller.
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Crankshaft Balancer = Harmonic Balancer, right?
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