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Dayco
1981 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Harmonic Balancer 6 Cyl 3.7L Dayco - Premium OEM Replacement Balancer

P311-4E29949    PB1001N  New

102210 , DA-2250 , 594-243

Qty:
$158.18
Dayco Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Premium OEM Replacement Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • Counterweight Balance: Neutral, No Counterweight
    • Crank Bore:
      • 1.531
      • 38.88
    • Nose Outside Diameter:
      • 2.249
      • 57.10
    • Outer Ring Material: Cast Iron
    • Overall Outside Diameter:
      • 175.50
      • 6.910
    • Overall Width:
      • 1.890
      • 48.00
    • Pulley 1 Outside Diameter:
      • 175.500
      • 6.910
    • Pulley 1 Type: V-belt
    • Ring Width:
      • 0.888
      • 22.53
Brand: Dayco
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1981 - Chrysler Town & Country L 6 Cyl 3.7L 225 3687
Dayco
1971 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Harmonic Balancer 8 Cyl 7.2L Dayco - Premium OEM Replacement Balancer

P311-5731B80    PB1112N  New

DA-440

Qty:
$131.86
Dayco Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Steel Crank
  • Premium OEM Replacement Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • Counterweight Balance: Neutral, No Counterweight
    • Crank Bore:
      • 1.530
      • 38.85
    • Nose Outside Diameter:
      • 2.188
      • 55.55
    • Number of Integrated Pulleys: 0
    • Outer Ring Material: Cast Iron
    • Overall Outside Diameter:
      • 180.30
      • 7.099
    • Overall Width:
      • 1.812
      • 46.00
    • Ring Width:
      • 1.167
      • 29.64
Brand: Dayco
Additional Fitment Information:
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1971 - Chrysler Town & Country V 8 Cyl 7.2L 440 7212
Dayco
1981 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Harmonic Balancer Dayco - Premium OEM Replacement Balancer

P311-59F8DA0    PB1004N  New

594-021 , 102003 , DA-318

Qty:
$92.61
Dayco Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Premium OEM Replacement Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • Counterweight Balance: Neutral, No Counterweight
    • Crank Bore:
      • 1.530
      • 38.85
    • Nose Outside Diameter:
      • 2.188
      • 55.55
    • Number of Integrated Pulleys: 0
    • Outer Ring Material: Grey Iron
    • Overall Outside Diameter:
      • 180.30
      • 7.099
    • Overall Width:
      • 2.563
      • 65.10
    • Ring Width:
      • 0.947
      • 24.03
Brand: Dayco
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Vehicle
1981 - Chrysler Town & Country
Dayco
Qty:
$62.33
Dayco Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Premium OEM Replacement Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bolt Hole Quantity: 0
    • Counterweight Balance: Neutral, No Counterweight
    • Crank Bore:
      • 1.260
      • 32.00
    • Nose Outside Diameter:
      • 1.772
      • 45.00
    • Outer Ring Material: Cast Iron
    • Overall Outside Diameter:
      • 161.00
      • 6.339
    • Overall Width:
      • 2.796
      • 71.00
    • Pulley 1 Outside Diameter:
      • 147.40
      • 5.804
    • Pulley 1 Type: Serpentine
    • Ring Width:
      • 1.378
      • 35.00
Brand: Dayco
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Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2011 - Chrysler 200 V 6 Cyl 3.6L 220 3604
Dorman
2001 Chrysler Sebring Engine Harmonic Balancer Dorman

P311-1C818C9    W0133-1731149  New

Qty:
$170.74
  • Includes Crankshaft Pulley
Brand: Dorman
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2001 - Chrysler Sebring H
Dorman
1974 Chrysler Newport Engine Harmonic Balancer 8 Cyl 5.9L Dorman

P311-1672CE6    594-132  New

4071743 , 3614370 , PC-4013 , 3830183 , 3512972 , 3830480 , 4173447 , DA3602 , 102004 , P-D360N , 4095632 , PB1108N , 3751808

Qty:
$101.54
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • ; Direct Replacement
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Gray
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Woodruff Key, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1974 - Chrysler Newport V 8 Cyl 5.9L 360 -
Dorman
1977 Chrysler New Yorker Engine Harmonic Balancer 8 Cyl 5.9L Dorman

P311-1672CE6    594-132  New

4071743 , 3614370 , PC-4013 , 3830183 , 3512972 , 3830480 , 4173447 , DA3602 , 102004 , P-D360N , 4095632 , PB1108N , 3751808

Qty:
$101.54
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Gray
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Woodruff Key, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1977 - Chrysler New Yorker V 8 Cyl 5.9L 360 -
Dorman
1995 Chrysler Sebring Engine Harmonic Balancer 4 Cyl 2.0L Dorman

P311-04C01A6    594-177  New

DA325 , M04667772 , PB1370N , P-M2.0 , PC-4028 , 102148 , 4667772 , MD021169 , DA1700

Qty:
$63.00
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Woodruff Key, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1995 - Chrysler Sebring L 4 Cyl 2.0L 122 1996
Dorman
2007 Chrysler Aspen Engine Harmonic Balancer 8 Cyl 4.7L Dorman

P311-476B6F8    594-191  New

102166 , P-D4.7 , DA321 , DA3551 , 53020689AB , 5073591AA , PC-4005 , PB1353N

Qty:
$60.97
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2007 - Chrysler Aspen V 8 Cyl 4.7L 287 -
Dorman
2005 Chrysler Sebring Engine Harmonic Balancer 4 Cyl 2.4L Dorman

P311-31EF3A4    594-226  New

102226 , MD363576 , MD349501 , MD376055 , DA261 , PB1539N , MD376056

Qty:
$93.64
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Depth: 50.45
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Inside Diameter: 40.5
    • Outside Diameter: 153.5
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Instruction Sheet
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 10
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Block Engine CID CC
2005 - Chrysler Sebring Coupe L 4 Cyl 2.4L - 2351
Dorman
1995 Chrysler Sebring Engine Harmonic Balancer 6 Cyl 2.5L Dorman

P311-28669C3    594-322  New

MD197613 , 102271 , PB1559N

Qty:
$97.17
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Woodruff Key, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1995 - Chrysler Sebring V 6 Cyl 2.5L 152 2497
Dorman
1981 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Harmonic Balancer 8 Cyl 5.2L Dorman

P311-5238C41    594-021  New

3751160 , 3614369 , 53020229 , P-D318 , 102003 , 4173443 , DA318 , PC-4010 , PB1004N

Qty:
$82.51
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • ; Direct Replacement
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Woodruff Key, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1981 - Chrysler Town & Country V 8 Cyl 5.2L 318 5211
Dorman
2008 Chrysler Voyager Engine Harmonic Balancer 6 Cyl 3.3L Dorman

P311-54FBE1B    594-103  New

PB1168N , PC-4004 , 102114 , DA203 , P-D201 , 4448886

Qty:
$39.44
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Region Block Engine CID CC
2008 - Chrysler Voyager Mexico V 6 Cyl 3.3L 201 3301
Dorman
2000 Chrysler Voyager Engine Harmonic Balancer 6 Cyl 3.0L Dorman

P311-1CA1C4C    594-130  New

MD354781 , 102127 , MD096778 , PB1195N , PC-4009 , P-DMINIVAN , DA1300

Qty:
$92.99
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Woodruff Key, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Chrysler Voyager V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
Dorman
2005 Chrysler Sebring Engine Harmonic Balancer 6 Cyl 3.0L Dorman

P311-37D57C5    594-176  New

MD333325 , mn119375 , PB1471N , 102147 , DA303 , P-M2972 , PC-4017

Qty:
$96.89
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2005 - Chrysler Sebring V 6 Cyl 3.0L 181 2972
Dorman
2001 Chrysler Prowler Engine Harmonic Balancer 6 Cyl 3.5L Dorman

P311-427F33F    594-183  New

4663176 , P-D3200 , PC-4003 , 102158 , PB1354N , DA322

Qty:
$56.23
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2001 - Chrysler Prowler V 6 Cyl 3.5L 215 3497
Dorman
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Engine Harmonic Balancer 4 Cyl 2.4L Dorman

P311-20FF1A3    594-185  New

4777618AA , DA202 , 4777618AF , PB1167N , 102160 , P-D2.0N , 4777618AD , 4777618AI , 4777618AB , 4777618AE , PC-4000 , 4777618AG

Qty:
$54.15
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Depth: 43.6
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Inside Diameter: 29.43
    • Outside Diameter: 187.5
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Woodruff Key, Instruction Sheet
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 8
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2010 - Chrysler PT Cruiser L 4 Cyl 2.4L 148 2429
Dorman
2000 Chrysler Sebring Engine Harmonic Balancer 6 Cyl 2.5L Dorman

P311-29AFD2D    594-186  New

DA1735 , MD304215 , MD008959 , 102161 , MD324796 , DA319 , MD197582 , PB1352N

Qty:
$100.48
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Woodruff Key, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Engine VIN Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Chrysler Sebring H V 6 Cyl 2.5L 152 2497
Dorman
1997 Chrysler Stratus Engine Harmonic Balancer 4 Cyl 2.4L Dorman

P311-219D733    594-212  New

P-D2.4 , PB1526N , 102188 , 6035473 , PC-4002 , 4694268 , 4694268AB , 4663533

Qty:
$49.76
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Woodruff Key, Instruction Sheet
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Region Block Engine CID CC
1997 - Chrysler Stratus Mexico L 4 Cyl 2.4L 148 2429
Dorman
2010 Chrysler 300 Engine Harmonic Balancer 8 Cyl 6.1L Dorman

P311-1F7A436    594-324  New

4792815AA , 5037394AA , 102279 , PB1375N , 4792815AB

Qty:
$50.89
Dorman Engine Harmonic Balancer
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm ?Çô Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • Depth: 94.7
    • Drive Belt Type: Serpentine
    • Grade Type: Regular
    • Inside Diameter: 37.45
    • Outside Diameter: 176
    • Package Contents: Balancer, Instruction Sheet
    • Pulley Groove Quantity: 6
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2010 - Chrysler 300 V 8 Cyl 6.1L 370 6059

Latest Chrysler Repair and Harmonic Balancer Installation Advice

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89' Chrysler New Yorker excessive harmonic balancer vibration

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Question From Rick1990 on 89' Chrysler New Yorker excessive harmonic balancer vibration

engine makes clicking noise and harmonic balancer vibrates VERY badly only does this durring idol. Hit the gas it goes away then when it idols it will pause then do it again. What would cause this?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Rare to me but it happens! Double check that it's the harmonic balancer and not somehow bent at the center, crankshaft or loose at its hub. Replace as needed. This is one item I would consider used if hard to find or expensive new,

T

'99 Chrysler Sebring Crankshaft Pulley?

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Question From Traveler928 on '99 Chrysler Sebring Crankshaft Pulley?

I have a '99 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Jxi 2.5 V6 (63945 mi).

The serpentine belt broke. While checking out the belt I noticed that crankshaft pulley looked odd. The pulley turns 2 belts - the powersteering (outer) and the serpentine (inner). It looks as if it is a wheel in a wheel with rubber between. The portion of the pulley that turns the serpentine belt (inner) was loose and I can see rubber. I can move and even spin the inner portion of the pulley with my hand.

Is it broken?

If so is that something I can replace?

Thanks

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

That pulley is called a Harmonic Balancer and it is broken. You just need to replace the balancer which you will likely need a special puller for.

Response From Traveler928

Thanks for the reply. It's a tight space, can I access it through the wheel well?

As far as tools goes, it looks like there's one bolt holding the pulley so I'll need a socket and ratchet, the special tool you mentioned. What about installing the new pulley, does it just slip in or will i need a mallet or something?

Response From Hammer Time

No, you don't want to go hitting that that with any kind of hammer. They make an installer that will draw it in. You may be able to rent one at the parts store. I wouldn't expect to get that off with a socket and ratchet either. That will likely need a 1/2" drive impact gun to do that. Yes it is access from below the wheel well.

98 sebring 2.4L noise. flywheel, balance shaft?

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Question From jgaumer1981 on 98 sebring 2.4L noise. flywheel, balance shaft?

98 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L Convertible JX. I have this noise that no one can seem to pin point. Here is a link to the video. I was told possible balance shaft issue or cracked flywheel. If it's the flywheel it could be traveling through the crank and carrying the noise. Any help would be great help. Thanks.




Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

If techs with car can't determine a problem in person you need new techs. For now see if harmonic balancer it intact and belt(s) run true,

T

'98 Olds Cutlass Crankshaft

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Question From eliminohpea on '98 Olds Cutlass Crankshaft

The facts: 1998, Olds Cutlass, v6, approx. 115000 miles. Turned it on today to find power steering gone, shortly after the battery light came on. Was able to get it into the garage, but don't have hope for it going much further.
After taking a good hard look with a friend we think the crankshaft no longer turns. The serpentine belt is not broken, just slipped off and I can not turn the crankshaft with my hands.

So my question is just overall help please? As with many people, money is kinda tight right now and I really don't want to call a mechanic out here if I can avoid it. And I REALLY don't want to get a new car. Does this sound like something that I can repair, or will it need a full blown rebuild? My friend said he has heard of some liquid stuff that is supposed to loosen the crank from the engine to help it turn, have you heard of such a thing and does it work?

ANY advice is appreciated. I just can't afford big car trouble right now and I am hoping and hoping that this won't be a thousand dollar repair......

Response From Tom Greenleaf

If I understand this, the belt is off and you can't turn the crankshaft pulley by hand - right? That would be normal as your hands are not a starter motor. That crank pulley should turn with the engine cranking by the starter and probably does if you look again with someone cranking and you looking.

The belt fell off is the issue as I see it so far. Now need to know why that happened. While it's off spin the other pulleys and check for any wobble or noise just spinning them by hand. Water pump won't coast for you and ps pulley won't either but they shouldn't "rock" back and forth either.

There's a tensioner pulley there with a bearing and sprung to maintain the correct tension constantly and might have been at the limit of range for the old belt and that alone could have allowed it to get tossed off.

I suggest putting a new belt on - forget the one that fell off and watch that the tensioner is in the middleish part of its range with the new belt. Most are retracted with a 3/8th or 1/2 inch square like a flex handle could do - sometimes with a short extension to get in there. There are kits to make retracting the tensioner quick and easy but can be done on most with some common tools you may have,

T

Response From eliminohpea

Ok, so good news! The crankshaft appears to be fine, didn't have a friend nearby so it was fun times setting up a camera to see it . So now I start the task of putting the belt back on. The belt is fairly new, it was just put on in the summer so I don't think it needs to be replaced. My thoughts are that for one reason or another it simply lost tension and slipped off. Speaking of, how will I know when proper tension is reached? I mean, I know it's supposed to be 'tight' but is there a definate way to tell when it's just right?

Response From Tom Greenleaf




Take a good look at the pic. This should be the tensioner pulley on your car but you are looking at the back side right now. Note the square notch AND the square hole. Whether wrench or plain ratchet for the hole with no socket on it this will swing to allow you to put the belt back on. Right now with belt off it is at it's extreme of the range of adjustment meaning if you could put the belt back on or even close right now something ain't right! You can't just push this thing around by hand so easy - on purpose to hold belt at a pre-set tension. It obviously couldn't do that properly OR there is pulley problem with this item or another OR belt is plain too long now for this no matter how new it is.

More: I see you are by yourself but with some basic tools you can do this. Put the old one back if needed to use the car to go get parts - laugh! Look for a belt routing diagram underhood on a decal. If that's missing it should look like this pattern .....


In that the "cs" means crankshaft - others not marked in this pic. Crankshaft won't turn by hand - it goes with the engine as you noted now.

Working along can be a problem so get the belt started on as many pulleys as you can. It helps me to use a bungee cord to hold the loose belt up taught to a hole in opened hood (support hood with something!) till you get to one last easy one, then retract that tensioner and slide the belt over the last easy pulley and let the tensioner do its thing! Voila! Before starting engine make dang sure the belt in on exactly right on each pulley such that peaks and valleys of the grooves all line up. If it lasts 5 seconds when you start the engine you are probably on properly but look anyway for anything wrong.

OK: You should be up and running as it was right before this happened but THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG because this doesn't just fall off so easy like that.

Hit back with any questions if I've just confused the heck out of you,

T

Response From eliminohpea

nono, not confused at all. I was just working on putting the belt back on, harder than it looks, when I did notice that the crankshaft isn't exactly in line with the other gears. As in, it is not vertically in line. The belt has to move out on the horizontal axis just a bit in order to reach it. Not much, maybe 1/2 inch. Do you know, supposed to be like that?

And, Tom, you've been a great help. Thank you so much.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Wow - that was fast getting back to me! I was just done re-reading my own garbage and your back.

The belt should be in a perfect "plane" if you will. If a pulley or perhaps that crankshaft (largest) is not in line it's NOT right! Somewhat rare but crankshaft pulley is also called a "harmonic balancer" and is the grooved pulley mounted permanantly on the center with rubber isolation that can slip - a big NO NO and shouldn't be off a hair.

More: This 1/2 inch off isn't allowed. That's a lot! It either isn't on the pulleys properly or a pulley ANY of them could have a problem. From a front view this belt should line up and be in a perfect plane if you will.

If one is off try to describe it and I'll try to figure out what item it is,

T

Response From eliminohpea

So, just tried starting her up and the belt slipped off again immediately. The crankshaft is definitely out of alignment All the other gears and pulleys n' such are fine, just the crankshaft is off.

Suggestions?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Arggh! At least you know it. That is an assembly. I'll look in a second to see if they sell those commonly or not. I would consider a good used one and there's more to replacing that than the others - may need to send it out.

First let me see if I can find one new and how much they are. Taking one off requires a puller which can be rented - let's see if this is a DIY for you or not - let me know what you have for tools,

T

Response From eliminohpea

This makes me so sad.....

I've got all basic tools, my father has everything I could possibly need. He lives a few hundred miles away, but I may be able to talk him into making a road trip.

When you say assembly, does this mean a complete engine rebuild and replace most everything under the hood? Gotta say I really hope that's not the case

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I plain don't know how easy this one is to get at. There's a large bolt in the center of that thing - feel for it. That can take air tools to remove - then probably four bolts and with those out you use a puller and threaded bolts that reach just so to pull it off. Forgive me - it's been a while and I haven't done one on this engine yet.

Here's some info from AutoZone and they do sell these. I'm not quite sure why the prices are so different and why the also sell a repair kit for it so this type failure is something new to me. I kinda thought if it lost its position it was done with??

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    If that doesn't show ok just Google AutoZone parts for your car or this pic show above might be its own link to where I was looking for that part,

    T

    Response From eliminohpea

    Thanks so much for your help, I'll have to do a bit more research on the actual process of replacing it. Though I guess I've been lucky since this is really the only big thing that's happened to my car in 6 years.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    It's absolutely replaceable! Don't let this get to you even if you hire just this part out to replace it shouldn't be that bad. I'm a tad confused by the choices which you can decide as needed. This does NOT mean the engine is shot at all - just some kind of funky luck - most last forever that I know of but I've been retired from this a long time now too.

    Good luck with it. BTW - best not to run engine with this off the engine even if it's slid and without the belt you could move the car - no power anything but it should run as it did. If it comes off at all don't run engine - it's stupid but VERY needed for engine balance - hence the name "Harmonic Balancer" .....

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    Response From eliminohpea

    Well, $330 later, but my car works again! The harmonic balancer was exactly it, and the mechanic was so impressed that I diagnosed the problem myself !

    He actually had 4 cars come in just this week with the same exact problem, so apparently it's pretty common.

    Thanks again for your help, couldn't have done it without you!

    Response From Loren Champlain Sr Top Rated Answer

    Pardon my nosing in, here.
    eliminohpea; You are right; This is a very common problem. We replace quite a few GM harmonic balancers. Some Chrysler products, as well. They don't make 'em like they used to. Don't know if the mechanic showed you the parts? The inner hub attaches to the crankshaft with that large bolt. The outer ring (with the actual pulley) is vulcanized (rubber) to the inner ring, hence two seperate pieces. Over time, especially if you have an oil leak, the rubber deteriorates and the two pieces come apart. Will also cause one heck of a noise and many times a vibration, since the crank depends on that part to balance it.

    Response From eliminohpea

    That was the weird part about mine is that there was no noise or vibrations, no oil leak either. You're right that the two pieces came apart and the rubber was all cracked, but Wednesday night my car was fine and Thursday morning it was all messed up. I'm just relieved that it was only a $300 fix.

    Response From Tom Greenleaf

    Forgot to add - sometimes you can get a straight shot at these thru the wheel well with wheel removed and plastic inner fender shield moved some or removed to get access,

    T