ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Autos»
  • Do It Yourself Auto Repair

How to Replace and install a Harmonic Balancer For Chevy 350 Small Block

Updated on October 16, 2013

I have a 65 Chevy Truck, with a small block 350 from a 72 Chevy Truck. I've been doing some restoration on the truck and noticed the harmonic balancer was wobbling pretty bad.

After doing some reading online, it could be the cause of a lot of issues going on with the motor, and the harmonic balancer is important to the engine crackshaft.

I purchased a new harmonic balancer from Summit Racing. I also purchased the tools needed to remover it and install it. You don't have to take your truck to a repair shop, as a new harmonic balancer and a removal and replacement tool kit is all that you need.

Once I got started, I found that the worst part was removing everything to get to the harmonic balance for my Chevy truck. The removal process was a pain.

When removing the fan, water pump, etc. the removal tool help so much. It took just a few minutes to remove the harmonic balancer, once everything else had been removed.

Installation:

When installing the new harmonic balancer you want to make sure that you align the "key" and the "keyhole" so that the harmonic balancer doesn't rotate around the crankshaft tip.Once you've got everything lined up, all you need is a single bolt to attach the piece to the tip of the crankshaft using 60-pound feet of torque.

Do not use a hammer or try to beat the new harmonic balancer on. Once you line of the lock key, use the tool to tighten it down without any beating or force.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Ani 3 years ago

      I gave up gardening for 2 years until our Border Collie paessd the pup stage. Mind you I was working huge hours so couldn't really deal with protecting what the pup had more time for than me. I'd build fences of chicken wire and she'd look at me and jump over them or burrow under. All I did was fence myself out so I wasn't on top of weeds, etc. She even spent several days dismantling a small ornamental shrub and digging up it's roots. As soon as the tomatoes formed, she'd eat the whole plant. LOL I'm back in the garden now. Lots of seedlings and odiferous fertilisers and only a tiny number have been danced on. I have used a bit of Scat' repellent on the lawn and garden edge where she was wearing a track through the corn. (I didn't feel like putting it on my soil and vegies)So far, so good.

    • profile image

      Akashmagar 3 years ago

      I appreciate your kind and geernous advice a lot!. I have been trying it hardly and did not get those amazing results!. It is nice to see that you got my comment in a good way!God bless you!VA:F [1.9.10_1130]please wait VA:F [1.9.10_1130](from 0 votes)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)