Dont know about the 5.9, but I just replaced mine on the 4.0 last week. There is a tiny bit of damper sticking out over the end of the crankshaft, at the bolt location, when it's done. I wanted mine flush, too....but it wasnt going to happen. I bought my damper from the dealer, so it's the correct one.
Yup I did the crank pulley is aligned with the water pump pulley. I was informed on the dodge forum that the 5.9 balancer doesn't go flush with seal. I just rebuilt my 5.9 so it's sitting on the engine stand only have the water pump on. thanks polka
I would just replace it with a new one since you have access to it. The new one is updated.
Mine started coming apart when the ZJ was loaded down for a coastal fishing trip, while in the drive thru window at the bank. I was thankful it didnt happen on the Interstate between nowhere and somewhere. Luckily, the dealer had ONE in stock. ( and no...it wasnt cheap) Needless to say, my trip was delayed a 1/2 day.