GM: Electra/Park Avenue/Ninety-Eight 1990-1993

Crankshaft Damper

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Fig. Fig. 1 Crankshaft balancer and related parts

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable, and remove the serpentine belt.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the flywheel or torque converter cover.
  6.  
  7. Right front tire and wheel assembly.
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  9. Remove the right front engine splash shield.
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  11. Use a suitable tool on the flywheel to keep engine from rotating and remove the bolt and washer from the damper.
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  13. Remove the balancer and the key. The pulley cannot be removed from the balancer. They are only serviced as a assembly.
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To install:

  1. Install the key and balancer.
  2.  
  3. Install the bolt and washer, torque the bolt to 219 ft. lbs. (297 Nm) on 3.8L (vin C) engine and 110 ft. lbs. + 76° turn (150 Nm + 76° turn on 3.8L (vins L & 1).
  4.  
  5. Install the engine splash shield.
  6.  
  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  8.  
  9. Install the flywheel or torque converter cover.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Install the serpentine belt.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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