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Awww!!! Crankshaft balancer removal... is there really no tool for this by ttt123
Started on: 10-07-2019 02:03 PM
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Trying not to throw the hammer. Only vid or help i seen on youtube was two pry bars... is that really the only way to get the harmonic balancer off? Does anyone know of a less destructive way ?

Please advise

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Report this Post10-07-2019 02:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Gee, how about a harmonic balancer puller?

The GM P/N for what they recommend is J23523

Be sure when using a puller to NOT pull on the outside ring.

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Do not use pry bars. Use only a harmonic balancer puller that is specially designed for the job. Many national auto chains like Autozone loan the tools for free..

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Many national auto chains like Autozone loan the tools for free..



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I will buy the tool if i can find it. I have two pullers and neither of them work. Parts store said they didnt have one or know of that one... what am i missing? Don’t doubt its me but what lol

Im an idiot!! Forgot to mention this is for the 3800sc series 2 motor

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Originally posted by ttt123:

Only vid or help i seen on youtube was two pry bars...


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Found this image online which is similar to the type of puller I use/have.

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3800sc series 2

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The O'Reilly's in your area should have them- order/Buy them for $22(PN; W151P) or possibly rent one from them (They actually only charge a deposit- them you get it back)

You may have to get a short bolt to fit between the frame and the balancer- You can use a washer or two to adapt it.

I would call the different O'Reilly's to see which one has one for loan.....

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Also, a good dose of penetrating oil between the pulley and crank (after you remove the center bolt) will work wonders. PB Blaster or equal.

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Report this Post10-07-2019 05:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ttt123Click Here to visit ttt123's HomePageClick Here to Email ttt123Send a Private Message to ttt123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Yay!! I just got it off. So those tiny little holes lead to some 6mm screw holes way down deep. Went up and bought some and used my puller. Thanks guys and sorry for the pointless thread. I do appreciate the input, these forums make backyard wrenching so much easier now.

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