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Unread 03-28-2015, 03:23 PM   #1
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Broken harmonic balancer on shaft. Need advice can't remove.

93 2.5l....

Harmonic balancer self destructed when trying to pull with a harmonic puller. It's only moved about an 1/8" off.. Broken casting left only parts on the shaft that I can't grab with any kind of puller I know of. No lip at all to grab onto on the left side..

Any advice as to how to remove? If I drop the oil pan can I get to it from behind and tap it off the shaft that way?

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Unread 03-28-2015, 03:58 PM   #2
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i would cut the rest off. or take a slide hammer and hook behind it and hit it a few times if it breaks then good.. If it comes out good too..
then take the timing cover off and then you will be able to get a 3 jaw puller to grab the nub and pull it off..
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Unread 03-28-2015, 04:17 PM   #3
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I would grind the rest of it down smooth and round, then pull the timing cover off the nub. For sure you will need a new seal there. Then drop the pan and use a 3-jaw puller or a slide hammer. You may be able to split the nub lengthwise with a sawzall to relieve some pressure, then it should just slide right off.
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Unread 03-28-2015, 04:43 PM   #4
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That sucks big time.
I said some serious cuss words and I'll try to send you any e-good kharma I have built up.
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Unread 03-28-2015, 06:43 PM   #5
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Great advise thank you all. Looks like the e-good kharma may be working....

I cut off the excess and then ground it smooth. Was able to get the o.d. down enough so I could get the cover off. Tomorrow I'll try getting a puller behind it. The guard washer that sits between the sprocket and the balancer hub is in the way and the kit did not include a new one; so I don't want to cut that washer off if I don't have to...
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Unread 03-29-2015, 08:51 AM   #6
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if you have a torch you can put some heat to that piece and it may just slide right off.

You local (ish to me)... If you need help..

If you have a drimel tool you could cut a groove in it at the key way and that will take the pressure off and it will slide off.
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Unread 03-29-2015, 09:22 AM   #7
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I was able to get a clam shell gear puller behind it and it came off no problem. No damage to the shaft. Thanks again for the advise and the offer to come over to help.

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Unread 03-29-2015, 10:34 AM   #8
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glad you got it. there is never a better time to replace that chain and such than now while its apart
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Unread 03-29-2015, 03:06 PM   #9
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glad you got it. there is never a better time to replace that chain and such than now while its apart
Replaced all with new and Jeep is back on the road....
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