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Old 08-18-2014, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Harmonic Balancer install tool

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Need to replace the HB on my 6.2L....none of the universal install kits have proper metric adapter....I believe the bolt stamped 10.9
The measurement I get is 16x1.5mm

Can anyone point me to a kit part number they know they have used that will work?

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Old 08-18-2014, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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A snap on bolt grip puller set has all u need to remove a balancer. Installation requires a deadblow maul and then seat it with the bolt.

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If you're talking about removal, the kit I rented for free from the FLAPS (O'Reilly in this case, but I'm pretty sure all the FLAPSes rent the same kit) had the correct adapter. It was bent, but that was easily sorted.

If you're talking about reinstallation... That was more challenging. I used the adapter with the closest thread, put it in as much as I dared (only 3 turns or so), then used a wrench to make absolutely sure it didn't turn one more degree. Not ideal, but functional. Be careful.
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Sorry I disagree. Smashing the HB onto the snout is just asking to fracture the crank. Seating it with the bolt can strip the snout threads.

Get the right tool for the job ( I rented one from autozone )

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Sorry I disagree. Smashing the HB onto the snout is just asking to fracture the crank. Seating it with the bolt can strip the snout threads.

Get the right tool for the job ( I rented one from autozone )

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Exactly! I have an awesome kit @ home, have never come up against a HB i couldn't remove/install with it.

When i get home, i'll post the tool kit part # here for you. And it was realatively cheap too!
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Believe the installer kit I have looks something like this, I can't find the exact one at the moment.

Harmonic Balancer Installer | Princess Auto

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Good for u guys, I have never seen that kit. I install plenty of dampners and plenty of front crank hubs in my career and have yet to see an issue. Whatever works huh?
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Good for u guys, I have never seen that kit. I install plenty of dampners and plenty of front crank hubs in my career and have yet to see an issue. Whatever works huh?
I have never needed one till the 6.2/6.5 either.
The factory bolt is just too short too use to suck it on. Just getting a longer bolt or ready rod is all that's needed, but that's hard because its odd metric. Some guys have taken their old bolt, cut the head off and welded it to a longer one so that it can reach and suck it down.
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question guys i am looking to buy a installer and am interested in this one part # W89711 is listing for "willmar" "jegs" and "performance tool" brands which all appear exactly the same and priced at $70. Also the otc #4531 looks exact same but is $85. All have good reviews with no reports of stripping. Question is does anyone know if this kit will install the 6.2 6.5 balancers? I have two puller sets that pull but dont have the bearing and nut for installing. Thanks, Josh
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I got the kit from Oreilly and it didn't have the weird thread size. Taking HB off is no prob. To get it back on I bought a bolt that was the right size thread and just chopped the head off. Grinded burrs off edge and threaded the nut on(careful don't strip nut)

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