After removing the harmonic balancer retaining bolt and washer (you may need to immobilize the crankshaft by securing the flywheel ring gear), you will need to use a tool known as a wheel puller or a hub puller, such as a KD2251 as made by KD Tools. The tool consists of a long center bolt that runs through a center threaded hub attached to three adjustable splayed arms with holes in each at the working end. By bolting each arm to the existing pulley retention bolt holes in the harmonic balancer and then turning the long center bolt of the hub puller clockwise into the center of the crankshaft snout, the harmonic balancer will be "pulled" from the crankshaft. Be certain to utilize a wide centering point in the end of the long center puller bolt to prevent damage to the threads in the crankshaft snout.
The harmonic balancer can be reinstalled by utilizing various length bolts which fit the threaded hole in the crankshaft snout, a heavy washer, and appropriately sized spacers. After carefully aligning the harmonic balancer on the end of the crankshaft snout, using a longer bolt, tighten (clockwise) the bolt into the end of the crankshaft. When this bolt runs out of travel remove the bolt and replace with a shorter bolt or employ shims. Repeat until the harmonic balancer reaches the shoulder on the crankshaft. reinstall the harmonic balancer retention bolt and washer, tightening it to the required torque specification.
All of this is true....but Pontiac did not use an interference or press fit balancer. Most of the time once you have removed the large bolt in the center they can just be pulled right out. Installation is usually done by just pushing it back on. There are the occasional tough ones though that will have to be pulled with a puller.
harmonic balancer has threaded holes for attaching the proper puller.remove big nut from shaft then use whell puller
To remove the harmonic balancer from a Nissan Maxima, first you need to removed the center bolt. After that, you can use a puller to remove the harmonic balancer. Before you do this, make sure you disconnect the battery and remove the drive belts.
With a balancer puller tool. With a balancer puller tool.
On most newer cars, the crank pulley is one piece with the harmonic balancer.... Remove it with a harmonic balancer puller.
The harmonic balancer tool is made especially to remove the balancer. Some stores will loan you the tool with a deposit.
use a harmonic puller
Go to Autozone and tell them u need a harmonic balancer puller
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
Remove upper core support, remove radiator, remove belts, using a hormonic balancer puller(specific for chrysler) remove balancer.
The flywheel has to be held in place by a holding tool, Remove the mounting bolt, then use a balancer remover to pull the harmonic balancer.
Remove the belt. Remove the bolt that attaches the harmonic balancer. Rent or purchase a harmonic balancer puller. Follow the Instructions with the puller and remove the old balancer. Install the new balancer making sure to line up the keyway, a little oil helps. Put the retaining bolt back in and tighten to manufacture specs.
The crankshaft pulley unbolts from the harmonic balancer. The harmonic balancer can be removed from the crankshaft with a 3 bolt puller.
You need a balancer puller to remove it , It don't just slide off.
take off the serpentine belt and crank pulley and you will need a harmonic balancer pulley to get it off.
You will need a harmonic balancer puller. Remove crankshaft bolt and washer, reinstall bolt without the washer approximately 10 turns. This will protect the threads in the crankshaft. Install puller and remove balancer. You cannot remove the balancer without this puller. They are inexpensive or try to borrow one.
Remove belt,4 pulley bolts and remove pulley. Remove harmonic balancer bolt and washer,reinstall bolt with out washer,just in about half way.You will need a harmonic balancer puller.These are not very expensive about $20.00 or borrow one from somebody.You just thread the correct included bolts into the balancer where you removed the pulley bolts and will be pushing on the reinstalled balancer bolt.The balancer should clear the bolt head without the washer.This is so you don't damage the threads in the crankshaft.
The harmonic balancers function is to reduce vibration between the engine and the crankshaft. To replace the harmonic balancer requires a specific tool available at an auto parts store. Loosen the crank pulley via 4 bolts to access the balancer. Using the tool remove the harmonic balancer from the crankshaft.
loosen the center bolt and get your self a harmonic balancer puller just make sure you loosen the center bolt enough but not too much but you need a balancer puller.
you unscrew it
with a three jaw puller
A SPECIAL puller is required to remove the balancer.
Pull the retaining nut then use a puller to remove the harmonic balancer.
With a harmonic balancer puller. Your local auto parts store can sell or rent you one.
You need to get a balancer puller to get it off, it's on splines and has to be pulled off the splines.