How to Replace a Harmonic Balancer

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Harmonic Balancer. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Flashlight
  • Pulley Puller
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Harmonic Balancer Installer
  • Harmonic Balancer Installer Adapter
  • Harmonic Balancer Installer Bearing
  • Harmonic Balancer Installer Driver
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Harmonic Balancer
  • Mirror

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $103.50 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $240.71 parts and labor


  • Prop the engine hood up and look for the harmonic balancer.
  • Examine the harmonic balancer for any damage or wear with the help of flashlight and mirror.
  • Take the belt away from the crankshaft pulley. Normally, crankshaft pulley is a component of harmonic balancer in majority of the cases.
  • Take the harmonic balancer mounting bolts away with a suitable ratchet or socket wrench.
  • Using pulley puller, pull the harmonic balancer out from the crankshaft.
  • Take a new harmonic balancer and fix it in its place. Make sure that the new harmonic balancer is exactly of the same type as one you removed.
  • Reversing the entire process fix the new harmonic balancer to the vehicle.
  • Switch the engine on and make sure that the new harmonic balancer is properly installed.

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