oil leaking from the front of the engine. harmonic balancer doesnt have a seal it does however have a rubber bushing in it this is to take out the virations caused by engine running,hence the name harmonic balancer . you may however have a bad front crankshaft seal that is bad this will leak oil at bottom front of engine so if you are talking bout rubber in harmonic balancer, you will get ruff vibrations from engine when running, also can throw the timing out
you will have a MAJOR oil leak.....
do the harmonic balancer have a seal for anti-freezer
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.
it is possible that there is a groove worn in the harmonic balancer and the seal is no longer touching the surface of the balancer allowing oil to seep past
Remove the serpentine belt. Remove the harmonic balancer. Pry it off the crankshaft. Install new seal, replace balancer and belt.
on the crank behind the drive pulley and harmonic balancer
If the oil is leaking from the timing chain cover behind the Harmonic Balancer (main large double pulley the belts run on). After removing the belts you need to remove the Harmonic Balancer using a puller, not to damage it, and then replace the seal in the cover. Inspect the back side of the Harmonic Balancer. The seal only seals to the shoulder of the Harmonic Balancer not the back face. If the shoulder's surface is not smooth replace it or it will leak again. Apply some light grease on the seal and mating surface of the Harmonic Balancer and reinstall. Re-install the belts. If it is leaking around the edges of the cover the sealant may need replacing. Also check the condition of the sealant around the oil pan. Both would require removal/cleaning and re-sealing.
This can be quite a job depending on the year of the vehicle. If it's an older vehicle things are a lot easier. Basically, you have to remove everything from the front of the engine so you can get at the harmonic balancer. If you are real lucky you may get by with just removing all the belts. On some vehicles you can get at the harmonic balancer from underneath the car or truck. One way or the other, you have to be able to get at the harmonic balancer. There is a 5/8" bolt in the middle of the balancer. Remove it and use a harmonic balancer puller to remove the balancer. At this point you can see the seal that the snout of the balancer went through. You need a seal removal tool to get the old seal out. Most rental places will have both the harmonic balancer puller and the seal removal tool if you don't. Get the old seal out. Now, take the new seal out of it's package and use a little motor oil on your finger to lube the rubber on the new seal. Put the new seal in using a hammer to tap it into place. This can be a little easier said than done sometimes. Use care not to damage the new seal. Try to get it lined up evenly and just tap it in a circular pattern to get it started. Once you have the new seal in... take a look at the snout of the harmonic balancer and make sure there is not a groove in it from the old seal. If there is one, head to your local auto parts store and grab a harmonic balancer repair sleeve. If all is well you need to use the balancer tool to put the balancer back on. Most balancer tools double as a remover and installer. Make sure you have the key on the crankshaft snout and the groove in the balancer lined up. Once you have the balancer back in place put the 5/8" bolt and washer back in. Use a torque wrench and tighten it to factory specs. If my memory serves me correctly it's 65 ft. lbs. on a chevy. But don't rely on my memory. Now just put everything back on the engine and you're back on the road. This may be a job for a mechanic if you have never done anything like this before. But, it's an expensive job. It's also a good learning experience to do it yourself and save several hundred bucks. The seal itself should be under $20.00 Take pictures of the front of the engine as you remove things. Better yet, get a buddy to video record as you go. It will be a big help when it comes to putting it back together. Also, label everything you can. It's usually a lot harder putting back together than it was taking apart. I would plan on making a weekend of it. Good luck, Guy
Blue smoke out the tailpipe--lots of it. If its a blown ring seal, then the oil is being "blown" into the air cleaner, burned up and out the exhaust. Also, the engine oil level will be next to nothing.
Pull the balancer then the seal. NOT EASY
Depends on which seal and which model vehicle, but it involves replacing the bad seal. Rear main seals usually aren't that difficult - though again, depending on the model, it may involve dropping the transmission. Front seals or crankshaft seals involve pulling the harmonic balancer (if you have one), pulling the timing cover (if you have one) pulling the old seal from around the crankshaft and tapping the new one into place.
First you will need to remove the Harmonic Balancer pulley from the engine. This may prove to be difficult being the bolt that holds the pulley on is tightened to 220ft lbs. once the bolt is removed the pulley should just slide off. behind the pulley is the front crankshaft seal, use a good seal remover tool to pry the old seal out. reinstall the new seal with a seal installation tool. make sure the crank pulley is tightened back to 220ft lbs.
you need a front oil seal and u need take the pulley off and the harmonic balancer off to change it
it is a pulley located on the front end of the crankshaft,ussually at the bottom of the engine.this pulley is the one that drives the accesories and drives the oil pump on some cars.it is held on to the crankshaft by a bolt wich is right hand threaded on most engines.also has a seal and a woodruff key,the seal will keep the oil from leaking and the key so the pulley does not turn around.and it is also called crankshaft pulley.
Most likely it has a blown seal.
Failed front main crankshaft oil seal.
Rotaries don't have cylinders, heads, or head gaskets! It sounds like you have blown a water seal, which is the equivalent to a blown head gasket usually attributed to overheating. Unfotunately, a blown h20 seal requires a rebuild to fix!
hi, 3.3 , 3.8l , remove the serpentine belt , then raise the vehicle front end, remove the pass. side plastic splash pan, remove the c/shaft end bolt (electric impact works good) , use a 3 jaw puller and remove the harmonic balancer (don't damage threads in c/shaft,use a large nut or ? to push against) remove the seal,grease the new seal rubber lip and instal.all other is reverse of disassembly.
It is true that the water pump is a pain to remove. However, I did it without removing the fan pully or the harmonic balancer. The bolts were tough enough to get out with all the extra stuff in the way, Hind sight I wish I had removed at least the fan. But when you don't have the right tool, you jimmy rig it. I did not need to lock the flywheel, as I didn't need to remove the harmonic balancer. To get the bolt off that was just under the edge of the harmonic balancer, we used a torch to make a small notch just big enough to get a wrench in there and loosen it off. Then Entire job took 3 hours, plus a little extra for a few beers. ALl in all the job was worth doing myself because the dealer wanted about 700.00 for labour alone. I had to pay 280cnd for the pump itself. But, where else are you going to get it. the pump iteself can be unbolted and might be able to repair the seal. I have not tried this yet, but I am sure it is possible. Hope this helps! If you have to ask, you don't know enough. See a pro.
not really that expensive, all you have to remove is the main drive belt and the balancer.. i charge about 150.
You have a broken hose or a blown seal in the steering system.
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Remove all accessories. Remove balancer bolt & pull balancer with puller. Remove cover. Remove cam gear/chain. Install new chain/reinstall gear. make sure dots aligned on gears. reinstall cover using new gasket & seal. Press on balancer w/tool made for that purpose. Install accessories. Do some reading. You don't want to over torque cover bolt & the pan-cover seal is tricky & must seal. There may be a removable cam button inside your cover (to reduce "walk") if so, make sure it stays in there.
Take the serpentine belt off, followed by the bolt holding the crank pulley. I'd recommend using a harmonic balancer puller to remove it, but I have heard success stories using various tools (screwdriver, putty knife, etc.), but I wouldn't recommend that. Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the old seal. Cover the new seal with a little oil and use a large, round object (wheel sockets work best) and lightly tap it in. After that, just put everything back on and you should be set.
A blown head gasket means the seal around the cylinder heads is leaking. It will leak oil and over heat until the engine seizes unless it is repaired.
If you have a blown head gasket. you pour it in the radiator and it's suppose to fix your blown head gasket. I've never used it so i don't know if it actually works