HARMONIC BALANCER

  • Tiny
  • jhaslage
  • 1999 Dodge Ram
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 99 miles

The rubber between the inner & outer rings for the Harmonic Balancer went bad on my 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L. Is there a certain position the new balancer needs to be at while installing, as the weight is obviously not even all the way around the ring?

Side question - Is there a gasket/seal that goes on the shaft of the balancer prior to installation? I have not pulled the old one off yet, but there is not one on the new part.

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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 AT 10:48 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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The seal is inside the front cover. Just slide the new balancer on. There is a key way slot in the crank shaft and in the hub of the new balancer. It can't be put on wrong.

Caradiodoc

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