Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the engine fan/clutch assembly and shroud.
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  5. Remove the accessory drive belt(s).
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  7. On those engines with a separate damper and pulley, remove the retaining bolts, then separate the crankshaft damper from the pulley.
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  9. Remove the pulley-to-crankshaft bolt and washer.
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Fig. If necessary on some engines, assemble a puller to the damper ...



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Fig. ... then tighten the center bolt to remove the damper from the crankshaft



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Fig. Loosen the crankshaft pulley center nut by installing a small bolt on the outside of the pulley, using a prybar for holding force and a socket and breaker bar



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Fig. Remove the crankshaft pulley retaining bolt



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Fig. Remove the crankshaft pulley, keep the small bolt in for installation purposes

  1. If necessary, use a puller tool to remove the damper/pulley from the crankshaft.
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  3. If equipped, remove the crankshaft key.
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To install:


WARNING
On MPV models equipped with the 3.0L engine, the crankshaft position sensor rotor is on the rear of the damper/pulley and can be easily damaged.

  1. Inspect the front cover seal and replace if necessary.
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  3. On 3.0L (B Series Pick-up) and 4.0L engines, perform the following:
    1. Coat the rubbing surface of the damper/pulley with clean engine oil.
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    3. Apply a small amount of RTV sealant to the damper keyway groove.
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    5. On the B Series Pick-up with the 3.0L engine, use a crankshaft damper installation tool to press the damper onto the crankshaft. Install and tighten the retaining bolt to 93-121 ft. lbs. (125-165 Nm).
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WARNING
Never hammer on the damper to install it.

  1. Install the crankshaft pulley. Tighten the crankshaft pulley retaining bolt(s) to the following specifications:

    4.0L engine: 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm), plus an additional 80-90°
     
    3.0L engine (B Series Pick-up): 39-53 ft. lbs. (53-72 Nm)
     
    3.0L engine (MPV): 116-122 ft. lbs. (157-166 Nm)
     
    2.6L engine: 131-144 ft. lbs. (177-196 Nm)
     
    2.3L and 2.5L engines: 93-121 ft. lbs. (125-165 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Install the accessory drive belt(s).
  4.  
  5. Install the engine fan/clutch assembly and the shroud.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable. Run the engine and check for oil leaks.
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