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Help with my Harmonic Balancer
« on: Apr 20, 2003, 12:50:19 PM »
What am I missing...???  

Trying to remove the Harmonic Balancer off my Oldsmobile 403 V8...

The manual says the mounting bolt should have been torqued to 310 Ft-Lbs...

I have laid into it with well over 400 and nothing....

This thing is not "left hand" threaded is it..???

I have sprayed the "area" with penetrating fluid...

Whats next, a bigger cheater pipe..??  how about a torch on the bolt head...???  then catch it after it cools...???

I don't want to shear the bolt off...!!!

Help..!!!
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Re: Help with my Harmonic Balancer
« Reply #1 on: Apr 20, 2003, 02:24:08 PM »
:idea:maybe try like you can do on toyotas put a breaker bar on the bolt and secure the end of it to the driver side frame rail and turn it over I have had to something that extreme to do 22r' bolts in the past! :nerv: i know it sounds extreme but it works!
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Re: Help with my Harmonic Balancer
« Reply #2 on: Apr 20, 2003, 04:03:13 PM »
white_trash is not crazy that works I done it also. Sometimes by accident  :smack:. But you may not be that far off with the old hot wrench idea. I have had to heat a harmonic balance bolt before to break it loose. Just make sure you let the bolt cool, and if the dampner is a fluid dampner that might not be a good idea unless u have a replacement. And snap-on has a 1 inch impact thats got about 1200 ft-lbs of stank. but there a liitle price. keep us informed
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Re: Help with my Harmonic Balancer
« Reply #3 on: Apr 20, 2003, 05:20:51 PM »
If you heat it, you might risk heating the rubber in the pulley.

The persuader bar (breaker ball) is what I do when all else fails... next would be a deep lake....

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Re: Help with my Harmonic Balancer
« Reply #4 on: Apr 21, 2003, 09:09:19 PM »
I have also found somtimes tapping the bolt head with a hammer to loosen things up.. :.order:
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