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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: Harmonic balancer seal leaking for 2nd time in two months

 

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Visitor, 5.3L V8, Pearl City, IL, June 23, 2011, 09:56

Had harmonic balancer seal replaced on this truck b/4 we bought it two months ago. Leaking again. What questions do we need to ask? Is this a small issue that is part of a bigger issue? Thanks. Judy

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    raiderron June 24, 2011, 02:52
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    May have been installed wrong and is now leaking. The balancer may have had a groove worn on the shaft from old seal that is allowing a leak. This could have been repaired by installing a seal saver when original work was done. Etc.

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    COOLRUSTY62 July 29, 2011, 20:21
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    where the seal meets the balancer shaft is worn needs a shaft repair sleve

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