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Old 08-20-2011, 07:47 AM
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Default Re: Timing Belt Removal

I'm having the same problem. It looks like I may have to drill and tap two 1/4-20 holes 180' apart on the body of the balancer, NOT the pulley side, thereby enabling the use of a harmonic balancer puller. Any thoughts? Thank you
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:36 AM
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http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=555524_0_0_

this is the tool that you will need to pull the harmonic balancer.... the big bolt goes in the center hole of the puller and then you bolt the puller to the balancer with the supplied bolts and then screw the center bolt into the end of the crankshaft and it will slowly pull the balancer off...

here's a video that shows you how to use the harmonic balancer removal tool


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Old 08-24-2011, 07:46 PM
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.......and the 7 ton 3-claw is too big without also taking out the radiator and condensor. There was also a harmonic removal tool (slotted Y design with various bolts), but for the life of me, I couldn't see how it would work since there is no where to screw in those bolts on the inside of the pulley/harmonic (at least not where I can see). Perhaps the harmonic removal tool is the right tool, and if so, can somebody please offer up a quick lesson?

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Take the radiator out and use the larger 3 claw puller...I think the one I used was 7". The balancer removal tool with the 'Y' design won't work, the Ranger balancer doesn't have the necessary threaded holes to pull from.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:14 PM
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That's wrong bmj. The Y style works, you can just only thread two bolts in. It's what I used. Check out my how-to in my signature if anybody needs help with a timing belt.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:10 PM
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That's wrong bmj. The Y style works, you can just only thread two bolts in. It's what I used. Check out my how-to in my signature if anybody needs help with a timing belt.
Maybe it was wrong on your truck, but the balancer on my '97 2.3L did not have any threaded holes in which to use the Y style puller. The 3 jaw was the only way to get the balancer off the crank.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:41 PM
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My pulley has four threaded bolts, but the Y style pulley is only in a layout to accept two of the four bolts on my crank.
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