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Old 09-26-2013, 11:38 PM
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Hello all. So I have a bad squeal under my hood of my 01 C5 Corvette. I replaced all the belts and sound was still there. I happened to reach down to the harmonic balancer and found out that the bolt was completely loose. I went out and bought a new bolt and balancer. Now to the hard part. I removed everything to get to the balancer so I have room to work. Now does anyone know what type of remover tool I need to pull the balancer off. I am very nervous of stripping out the threads inside the crankshaft. Next what do you put onto the end of the new bolt if anything.
Old 09-27-2013, 07:09 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

You need to get a harmonic balancer puller that actually pushes against the end of the crankshaft. Some auto stores will loan them to you. You could put a little bit of Loctite on the end of the bolt if you want to. Just be sure to torque the bolt correctly.

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