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9-3 Turbo: Removing the harmonic balancer

11-15-2007, 02:42 AM
How do I do it with out pulling the engine? I have an impact wrench, do I really need that special Saab pully holding wrench?

Do I need a special puller to pull it off, or can I just use a regular harmonic balancer puller? Can I heat it with a torch and get it off that way (with out damaging it)?

It has a bad oil seal behind the harmonic balancer, so I have to change it :banghead:

Took me quite a while to even figure out where that massive oil leak was comming from!

If I need to, I was thinking about jacking up one side of the engine so that it would lower the other side just enough for the harmonic balancer to clear the chassis.

I can even dismantle the steering knuckle if I have to. I can pretty much do anything except actually pull the engine.

Any thoughts?

11-16-2007, 01:26 PM
Well that was a LOT easier then I thought!

Remove the serpintine belt
Jack the car up
Remove the front passenger tire
Remove the plastic cover
Remove the Giant bolt in the harmonic balancer using a impact wrench

And surprisingly... the harmonic balancer come right off with your hands.

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