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2003 Hyundai Sonata Question: How to remove the harmonic balancer and what all is involved in replacing it?

 

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66polara, 2.7L V6, Saltsburg, PA, August 21, 2012, 07:03
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Origional balancer had the rubber sleve on it and the new replacement does not.

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    pushrod August 21, 2012, 07:23
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    Look at the new balancer,are there any threaded holes to use puller? If so
    old one should be the same. I bet the new one has got a rubber sleeve also
    it just dosent look like it.

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    66polara, August 21, 2012, 07:47
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    New balancer has 1 offset hole and 1 center hole. Part # is 594-268. Think it's an OE replacement. Not sure on the rubber sleeve. Grooves look like they are metal.

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    pushrod, August 21, 2012, 09:07
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    The rubbr sleeve you see is an internal part of the bal.you should not be able
    to see this part,that is what is wrong with it.The new one is what the old one
    looked like at one time. If you don't have the proper tools and skill level
    strongly recommend seeking prof.help.

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    66polara, August 21, 2012, 09:11
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    Dang. Was hoping it was an easy fix. Will the old one need pulled off with a puller? I have all the tools so there isn't an issue. Just HATE working on cars other than my 60's and 70's vintage classics!!

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    pushrod, August 21, 2012, 09:29
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    Yea,i know what you mean but todays cars are loaded with fragile parts say
    crank sensors and stuff. There is prob.a special tool for this job. Some
    of these bal.come off fairly easy try old school 2 pry bar but be very careful
    as not to do more damage than good. May cost a lot more than a mechanic!

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    66polara, August 21, 2012, 09:40
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    Will an old school pulley puller work? How tight is it on the crank?

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    pushrod, August 21, 2012, 14:29
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    Try it and see how tight it is if you have room for it,i dont know.
    Good luck.

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    66polara, August 22, 2012, 07:02
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    Thank You!!! Gonna work on it today after work!!!

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    pushrod, August 22, 2012, 07:14
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    U welcom,remember to check the seal,if not to much trouble replace it.
    Lube new bal.to protect seal when installing. Don't hammer on bal. to hard
    try to push back on with longer bolt. How about the belt? You prob.got one.
    Good luck!

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