Do I have to drop my motor

Tiny
CRUISININTHECADDY
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  • 2000 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,600 MILES
Hi, I have a 2000 Oldsmobile silhouette that is a 3.4L and my question is my crank shaft pulley or harmonic balancer is causing my belt to jump 2 grooves and eat belts, do you have to drop the motor to replace the pulley? Some places I call are saying yes and some are saying no.
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 5:00 PM

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Tiny
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Here are the directions on how to replace it look's pretty easy.
Removal Procedure

* Tools Required
* J 24420-C Crankshaft Balancer Puller

1. Remove the drive belt. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement.
2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
3. Remove the right front tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
4. Remove the right engine splash shield. Refer to Splash Shield Replacement - Engine in Body and Frame.
5. Install a utility stand beneath the frame right side rail in order to support the frame/powertrain.
6. Remove the two frame RIGHT side bolts.
7. Use the utility stand to lower the frame in order to provide access to the crankshaft balancer.

Notice: The inertial weight section of the crankshaft balancer is assembled to the hub with a rubber type material. The correct installation procedures (with the proper tool) must be followed or movement of the inertial weight section of the hub will destroy the tuning of the crankshaft balancer.

8. Remove the crankshaft balancer retaining bolt and washer.

9. Remove the crankshaft balancer using the J 24420-C
10. Clean and inspect the crankshaft balancer. Refer to Crankshaft Balancer Clean and Inspect.

Installation Procedure

* Tools Required
* J 29113 Crankshaft Balancer Installer

1. Apply sealer GM P/N 12345739 or the equivalent to the keyway of the crankshaft balancer.
2. Place the crankshaft balancer into position over the key in the crankshaft.
3. Install the J 29113 onto the crankshaft.
4. Pull the crankshaft balancer into position.
5. Remove the J 29113 from the crankshaft balancer.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

6. Install the crankshaft balancer washer and bolt.

O Tighten the crankshaft balancer bolt to 103 Nm (76 ft. Lbs.).

7. Use the utility stand in order to raise the frame/powertrain.
8. Install NEW frame right side bolts. Refer to Frame Replacement in Body and Frame.
9. Install the right engine splash shield. Refer to Splash Shield Replacement - Engine in Body and Frame.
10. Install the right front tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
11. Lower the vehicle.
12. Install the drive belt. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement.
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 5:31 PM

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