Mechanics

HOW TO REMOVE THE HARMONIC BALANCER PULLEY

1996 Dodge Neon

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

We have used the 3 prong puller but it wasn't budging and now it seized up. Is there something that needs to be removed before or are we using the wrong kind of puller?
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20dory20
July 26, 2008.



Did you remove the big crankshaft bolt?

Docfixit
Jul 26, 2008.
Yes we did.

Tiny
20dory20
Jul 26, 2008.
Make sure the screw jack is not in interference with the balancer. So get a good pull even on all three bolts then tap the top of the screw jack. Sometimes it maybe necessary to heat the center of balancer.
Good luck

Docfixit
Jul 26, 2008.
When you say three prong pull does this thing have arms and hook around the outside of balancer?
If so wrong puller you need an harmonic puller it bolts to balancer in those bolt holes in the center. Auto Zone can rent, you will never get it off with a bearing puller.

Docfixit
Jul 26, 2008.
Yea we are using a 3 jaw puller, the only problem is the pulley doesn't have bolt holes.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/218786_IMG_3425_1.jpg


Tiny
20dory20
Jul 26, 2008.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_puller_chry_2.jpg


BMRFIXIT
Jul 26, 2008.
Thats exactly what we have and how we r doing it. Thanks

Tiny
20dory20
Jul 26, 2008.
We may have to try heating up the balancer

Tiny
20dory20
Jul 26, 2008.
Are using a rod in the center check the picture I sent it has a rod in where the center bolt was removed
and it longer then the bolt that was removed

BMRFIXIT
Jul 26, 2008.