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I need to get my balancer off and sent off to be rebuilt. What is the best method of removal of the bolts? By hand or impact? I sure don't want to shear the bolts.
 

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There's only one big bolt in the middle. The three bolts on front are just for the crank pulley.

An impact wrench works good on the balancer bolt because you don't have to worry about the engine turning when you're trying to loosen it.
 

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Well, you're not going to shear the big center bolt. You can use a ratchet and socket on the three pulley bolts but I like using an impact on the big 'un.
 

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You do have a harmonic balancer puller...right? Just have to ask.
 

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You do have a harmonic balancer puller...right? Just have to ask.
Was totally going to say this as well and totally spaced it!
 
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I do have a puller, but how can I get the pulley off of the balancer before I pull the balancer? I have the 3 outer bolts off and the balancer bolt in the middle but the pulley is still attached/stuck? How can I remove it without messing anything up?
 

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You'll have to give it a thump. There are little nubs on the rear of the pulley (around the bolt holes) and sometimes they stick in the balancer.
 

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If originality isn't a huge issue, The Dayco Powerbond dampers are reasonably priced and have good reviews.

 
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b4 the days when i had air tools i got mine off by wedging crow bars in there so the motor wouldnt spin. it was a PIA but once i got it all to hook up and lock the bolt came right out

dont forget to order a front seal
 

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If you use a hammer or pry bars on the pulley- move around and don't concentrate on one spot as you can end up bending the lip
 
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