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3.5 Harmonic balancer removal is there a trick?


Fred_Bear
12-11-2010, 10:12 PM
on the 3.5 how do I get the harmonic balancer off? I know that you need to use a 3 arm puller. I have a 3 arm puller but I cant seem to figure it out. can anyone help?

urclueless
12-12-2010, 07:25 AM
you can't use a generic puller. this is the puller you need to use. http://www.denlorstools.com/shop/images/OTC-6267_Mechanics_car_tool.jpg

Fred_Bear
12-12-2010, 09:24 AM
http://www.denlorstools.com/shop/images/OTC-6267_Mechanics_car_tool.jpg
where would I get one of those?? I know I'm not the only one that has replaced the timing belt on one of these.

Fred_Bear
12-12-2010, 09:25 AM
the balancer does need to come off to put a new timing belt on right?

Fred_Bear
12-12-2010, 09:40 AM
I found on Auto Zones web site that they rent a puller for Chrysler products. It s part number 27139. I hope that my local Auto Zone stocks this and it works.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/OEM-Chrysler-harmonic-dampener-puller/_/N-2640?counter=0&itemIdentifier=391370_0_0_

urclueless
12-12-2010, 11:02 AM
:dunno: i'd think the pulley has to come off to replace the belt.

Fred_Bear
12-12-2010, 11:31 PM
urclueless, thanks. I got the Chrysler puller from auto zone today. Hopefully I can try and get it off tomorrow. The chiltons just said to use a 3 arm puller and I could not get that to work. Lets hope this one does the trick.

urclueless
12-13-2010, 04:55 AM
remove the upper radiator support and the fan assembly and you'll find more room to work.

Fred_Bear
12-13-2010, 08:29 AM
yep, I already did that.

Fred_Bear
12-13-2010, 12:19 PM
WOW!! I got that pulley off!! it's on there. You have to pull that little cover at the very bottom and get the puller on just right. Just so everyone knows. You need this special puller to get the harmonic dampener off. Thanks again.

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