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post #1 of 13 Old 11-04-2008, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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harmonic balancer repair sleeve advise needed

Hi all,
I have a 1992 Cherokee w/ a 4.0 liter 6cyl. I narrowed this oil leak to the front crankshaft oil seal, however with the record of this vehicle I have to assume it needs a repair sleeve. I have a good handle on fixing the seal, but need advice on repair sleeve installation. I need a general description of the procedure, most importantly I need to know if I need an installation tool, and if so, where can I get a deal on one online?

thanks much!

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-04-2008, 07:25 AM
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You will probably be ahead to replace the balancer if it's original. The rubber in the balancer doesn't last forever. Balancer failure in older XJs is fairly common.

You can buy a new balancer from rockauto for less than the cost of the sleeve and tool.

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post #3 of 13 Old 11-04-2008, 12:48 PM
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I installed the sleeve on mine when I replaced the engine. It is really not that hard to do.

After you remove the timing cover and put in a new seal, place the balancer in the freezer. When you are ready to put on the sleeve, place it in a pan of very hot water. Once it is nice and warm, remove the balancer from the freezer and slide the warm sleeve on to it. I had to use a flat block of soft wood and a rubber mallet to get it on all the way, but it did go.

Once it is on all the way, re-install your balancer (don't forget the little flat washer that goes behind the balancer). Here is a pic of the sleeve I installed::



Let me know if you have any questions,

John

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^ what he said, oh, and also read below
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post #6 of 13 Old 01-29-2009, 06:46 PM
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I agree with Tangofox. Balancer cost is low enough that sleeving it is not worth the time/effort, and the balancer itself tends to fail with age. A balancer with a groove in it in the seal area is an old balancer---one that is close to rubber bonding failure time.

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post #7 of 13 Old 01-29-2009, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for all the help.

i took off the balancer to discover my timing cover was worn through, apparently due to bad balancer. so i ordered new timing cover and balancer and started a new thread.
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thanks for all the help.

i took off the balancer to discover my timing cover was worn through, apparently due to bad balancer. so i ordered new timing cover and balancer and started a new thread.
Did It Stop The Oil Leaking From Behind The Balancer? I Changed The Seal & Balancer & Oil Pan Gasket. & It Still Leaks From Behind The Balancer, Bottom..
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post #9 of 13 Old 01-16-2011, 05:32 PM
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Washer???

Question! When you remove the center bolt, is there a washer there I need to tap out and remove so I can put my tool inside the balancer?
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Question! When you remove the center bolt, is there a washer there I need to tap out and remove so I can put my tool inside the balancer?
Yes, U Need To Remove The Washer.
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Does Anyone Know About The Washer Behind The Balancer? Does It Have Rubber On It, like A 1/4" Thick, To Prevent The Balancer From Rubbing Against The Timing Case? Or Is Best To Replace The Timing Case Cover? Thanx
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I agree with Tangofox. Balancer cost is low enough that sleeving it is not worth the time/effort, and the balancer itself tends to fail with age. A balancer with a groove in it in the seal area is an old balancer---one that is close to rubber bonding failure time.
New Balancer Cost Me $46 @ Advance Auto.
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-17-2011, 06:52 AM
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Washer???

is the washer before or AFTER the HB??? Looks like there is one before, right after I remove the center bolt...not sure...BUT I dont see the keys groove.
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