Asked in Chevy 350
Can a bad harmonic balancer make a knocking noise?
Asked in Ford Aerostar, Buick Park Avenue, Chevy 350
If the rubber gasket on the harmonic balancer is ripped up will this cause a bad knocking noise How do you replace it if need be?
Hard to say. However, if the "rubber gasket" you're talking about is the center bushing on your harmonic balancer, that could throw your Harmonic balancer out of balance. This could easily make it shake to beat the band which in turn could be the knocking noise you're hearing. I suggest you get it looked at immediatly. If that is what happened, your engine won't survive long.
What would cause your 1989 buick park avenue to knock?
== == I do believe if you hear a knocking noise that your crank shaft could be failing. Which means you will need a new engine. Have it checked out. Replace the harmonic balancer they will make a bad knocking noise. When you start it and the oil light goes out and it knocks, this is what is wrong with it.
Asked in American Cars
What kind of noise does a bad harmonic balancer make?
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Car Sounds, Alternators, Pulleys
Can a bad harmonic balancer make an intermittent squealing noise you have replaced all tensioner and idler pulleys but it still makes this noise with the belt removed?
Asked in Buick Park Avenue
What would make a 97 park ave make a knocking noise when you start it?
Asked in Nissan Maxima
How do you remove the harmonic balancer in a Nissan Maxima?
Asked in Chevy Vans, Chevy 305, Chevy 350
Does a harmonic balancer knock when it goes bad on a 305 Chevy?
The balancer is made of 2 pieces That have a rubber piece in the center of them that hold the balancer together. If the balancer comes apart YES it will knock / make noise and the engine would vibrate/shake. You would be able to move 1 piece of the balancer with your hand if that was the case. Check it.
How do you remove the harmonic balancer on a 1996 dodge neon?
What could the problem be if a 1992 Pontiac Bonneville is making a loud knocking rattle noise but it is not smoking and still runs smooth?
Could also be the harmonic balancer. When they go bad they make a knocking noise when the engine is idling. If it has a rod or main bearing going bad it would NOT affect the way it runs so you could have a serious problem in the motor itself. If the rod or main is going out it will not run long like that. SORRY TO BE THE ONE TO TELL YOU THIS. Ray
Asked in American Cars, Ford Aerostar, Chevy 350
Can a bad harmonic balancer make an intermittent squealing sound?
Asked in American Cars
How do you replace harmonic balancer on 1993 f 350 with 351 motor?
first remove serpintine? fan belt then remove large bolt in middle of harmonic balance. this bolt usually has left hand thread next with a harmonic pulley ,puller, remove harmonic balancer.when removing this, there is a key in the balancer and shaft if a new key did not come with new balancer,make sure not to loose the old one install new balancer with key.use the bolt to pull balancer up tight where it needs to be and use proper torque on bolt
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, American Cars, Car Sounds
What causes a knocking sound in your car?
many many things, Loose lug nuts which lets wheel make knocking noise. Engine will make a knocking noise if it is really low on oil. Some timing belts make a knocking, slapping noise just before they break.These are just a few examples . Have someone ride in car with you as you duplcate the noise and see if they can determine which part of the vehicle it is coming from.
Asked in Ford Ranger, Ford Ranger XL, Grand Prix GTP
How do you take off the harmonic balancer on a 1988 Ford Ranger?
Asked in Chevy Camaro
What causes your 1999 3.8L V6 Chevrolet Camaro to make a vibration noise in the motor could it be the harmonic balancer or the timing chain?
Where is the camshaft position sensor on a 1992 Oldsmobile 88?
Asked in Chevy 350, Chevy Suburban, Chevy 305
What would cause a harmonic balancer to shimmy on a 350 Chevy engine?
The balancer has a piece of rubber that holds it together, The balancer is made of two pieces with rubber in the middle, and the rubber is coming apart. REPLACE BALANCER. The Pulley that's bolted on the balancer may be bent or not on stright and flush on the balancer, That would make the balancer look like its wobbleing too.
Asked in Chevy 350
Oil leak from harmonic balancer Chevrolet 350?
The oil leak is probably comming from the top of the oil pan there is a rubber gasket that goes between the oil pan and the water pumb which would make it look like its comming from the harmonic balancer, try replacing the oil pan gasket this should fix the problem. New answer: There is a small round oil seal / Harmonic balancer seal that fits in the timing cover and the balancer slides through the center of it. That is probley were your oil leak is. Most of the time the balancer itself gets a groove wore in it over time from that rubber seal running on it. You can repair the balancer by buying a Harmonic balancer repair sleeve/ speedy seal. Also replace the front timing cover seal.
How do you remove the harmonic balancer on a 300zx with an automatic transmission?
Asked in Chevy 350
How do you change the Harmonic Balancer on a 1977 Chevy 350?
Asked in Car Sounds, Ford Tempo, Chevy Venture
Why would a Tempo Ford 1988 make a low clicking noise approximately around the alternator area this sound can be heard more often when idling then driving?
Asked in Car Sounds, Chevy Blazer, Grand Am SE
What is the cause of knocking sounds underneath the car when the engine is idle?
could possable be loose torque converter bolts could be a motor mount Check the oil level. Sometimes being low on oil causes a knocking sound. i would have to say i bet 9 times out of ten its the harmonic balancer dos the noise get louder when put in reverse.....? if so that's definitley what it is.......new there about 100 bucks but you can most likely find one at the junk yard for cheap 20 bucks..... i would advise to rent a harmonic balancer pulley from the nearest auto zone you will need im not too sure it has anything to do with the oil, if it was low enough to make the engine make noise, the oil level sensor light would have came on the dash . if it where a motor mount, you would know. every turn you make you would feel the engine shifting, and it would be a lot louder than a knocking sound. although i have the same knocking issue with my 03 Gt, and all i did was tighten the valves. if you are mechanically inclined, you can do this yourself in less than an hour. if not don't try! take it in to any shop and pay 1 hour labour.