Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Rotate the drive belt tensioner to release the tension on the drive belt.
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  3. Remove the drive belt from the right idler pulley.
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  5. Carefully release the drive belt tensioner spring tension.
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  7. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the right front wheel.
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  11. Remove the wheelhouse liner.
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  13. Remove the crankshaft damper bolt and washer.
    WARNING
    The inertial weight section of the crankshaft damper is assembled to the hub with a rubber type material. The correct installation procedures (with the proper tool) must be followed or movement of the inertial weight section of the hub will destroy the tuning of the crankshaft damper.


    NOTE
    Do NOT use a power-assisted tool with the special tool in order to remove or install this component. You cannot properly control the alignment of this component using a power-assisted tool, and this can damage the component.



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    Fig. Remove the crankshaft damper with Special Tool J 41816-A and EN-46359

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  15. Remove the crankshaft damper using tool J 41816-A along with EN 46359, or equivalent.
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To install:

  1. Apply sealer GM P/N 12378521 (Canadian P/N 88901148) or the equivalent, to the keyway of the crankshaft damper.
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  3. Place the crankshaft damper into position over the key in the crankshaft.
    NOTE
    Do NOT use a power-assisted tool with the special tool in order to remove or install this component.

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  5. You cannot properly control the alignment of this component using a power-assisted tool, and this can damage the component.

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    Fig. Install the crankshaft damper with Special Tool J-29113

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  7. Install Special Tool J 29113, or equivalent onto the crankshaft.
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  9. Rotate the hex nut on the tool to install the crankshaft damper onto the crankshaft.
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  11. Remove the tool from the crankshaft.
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  13. Install the crankshaft damper bolt. Tighten the bolt as follows:
    1. 2005 models: Tighten the bolt to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm). Then turn the bolt an additional 70 degrees.
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    3. 2006-07 models: Tighten the bolt to 92 ft. lbs. (125 Nm). Then turn the bolt an additional 130 degrees.
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  15. Install the wheelhouse liner.
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  17. Install the right front wheel.
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  19. Lower the vehicle.
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  21. Insure the drive belt is properly centered on all the pulleys except the right idler pulley.
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  23. Rotate the drive belt tensioner away from the drive belt.
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  25. Install the drive belt to the right idler pulley.
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  27. Carefully release the drive belt tensioner to come in contact with the drive belt.
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  29. Inspect the drive belt to insure the belt is properly centered on all the pulleys.
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