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onetallmj
July 13th, 2005, 09:47
Any tips on removing the balancer while the engine is in place? It looks like a real tight fit for a puller. How did anyone else do it?

Kejtar
July 13th, 2005, 10:10
Any tips on removing the balancer while the engine is in place? It looks like a real tight fit for a puller. How did anyone else do it?
On my 97 I had to replace the seal underneath and it wasn't too bad.
1. remove the front bumper
2. get a puller
3. use the winch mount holes in the front crossmember to get to the puller
4. pull it off.

xzalt
July 13th, 2005, 11:47
Its really not a hard replacement. Do a search on harmonic balancer, or enginer damper, engine pulley; all synonomous terms. PM me if you want clarification, or there are plenty of people who know more then I.

XJade
July 13th, 2005, 12:03
Amazingly, I didn't need to remove the bumper when I did mine. I think I may have even used the inside of the bumper as some sort of leverage/anchor for a large wrench. Can't remember.

I removed the radiator for a better view of the area.

Do make sure you rent a DECENT puller/installer set. Makes all the difference.

Kejtar
July 13th, 2005, 12:17
Amazingly, I didn't need to remove the bumper when I did mine. I think I may have even used the inside of the bumper as some sort of leverage/anchor for a large wrench. Can't remember.

I removed the radiator for a better view of the area.

Given the choice, bumper is easier :D :D

XJade
July 13th, 2005, 13:29
Given the choice, bumper is easier :D :D

That is true. I seem to remember saying to myself: I wish this blessed bumper wasn't in the way! The Jeep gods were merciful that day.

Johnny V
July 14th, 2005, 19:54
Go to this thread and read my posts.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?p=326187#post326187

I took out the radiator as I was replacing all hoses, water pump and it just made my life easier.

Good luck!

XJXJ
July 14th, 2005, 20:08
Couple of right bolts and a drilled piece of angle iron will serve as a fine puller. No clearance problems with anything else either.