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 Post subject: harmonic balancer
Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:45 pm 
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How much would it cost for a new harmonic balancer as mine is coming adrift,
how much to buy and how much to get it installed, is it a easy job?, just the radiator and all done from the front ?
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Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:02 pm 
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I don't know what car you have but I got one for a XF from repco for about $50 exchange but that was a while ago now though.
The rad definatley & probably the a/c evaporator (regas) as well
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Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:05 pm 
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ok sounds cheap enough, mine is a EF
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 Post subject: Re: harmonic balancer
Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:11 pm 
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onlinejamez wrote:
How much would it cost for a new harmonic balancer as mine is coming adrift,
how much to buy and how much to get it installed, is it a easy job?, just the radiator and all done from the front ?
thanks


Go to Repco, and ask for a Nuline balancer for your model, whatever quote they give you just tell them you can get them for 110 and they shouldnt have any trouble matching that price. Will also need crankshaft seal for the timing case, cost roughly 15 bucks

i just went through all this, and the mechanic f**k the crank thread using the puller, as the new balancer was a very tight fit. Had to take it somewhere else and cost nearly 200 to fit the new balancer plus get the thread re-tapped

Something you gotta watch out for, as they will say it was already like that. I would pay someone else to do it as it can be a bit of f**k around, should only them less than an hour if all goes sweet. Only the fans have to come out, everything else is okay
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Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:42 am 
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I got told the other day that it would be roughly 2-3 hours work and they'd have to rip out the radiator to do it on my ea. Turned out it was just the aircon pulley gone dodge.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:34 am 
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Airved wrote:
I got told the other day that it would be roughly 2-3 hours work and they'd have to rip out the radiator to do it on my ea.


yeah ripping out the radiator gives more room for the puller, but you dont have to. Regardless, anything over an hour quote is s**t and its very typical of a rip-off mechanic to give you that quote

I watched the bloke remove my old balancer in 15 minutes, and if it wasnt for the f**k crank thread, they wouldve put the new one on roughly the same amount of time
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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:51 am 
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FordFairmont wrote:
Airved wrote:
I got told the other day that it would be roughly 2-3 hours work and they'd have to rip out the radiator to do it on my ea.


yeah ripping out the radiator gives more room for the puller, but you dont have to. Regardless, anything over an hour quote is s**t and its very typical of a rip-off mechanic to give you that quote

I watched the bloke remove my old balancer in 15 minutes, and if it wasnt for the f**k crank thread, they wouldve put the new one on roughly the same amount of time


You have to take the radiator out on an EA/B/D.
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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:31 pm 
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arm79 wrote:

You have to take the radiator out on an EA/B/D.


ok then, i didnt know that there were clearance issues with earlier models
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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:36 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
arm79 wrote:

You have to take the radiator out on an EA/B/D.


ok then, i didnt know that there were clearance issues with earlier models


Balancer is nearly 3 times thicker.

I'm having deja vu here... :?
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