Miata 1990-1997

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front suspension lower bar
     
    Air pipe
     
    Drive belt
     
    Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor
     
    High tension lead and the ignition coil
     
    Spark plugs
     
    Upper radiator hose
     
    Water hose
     
    Oil pipe
     
    Oil Control Valve (OCV)
     
    Rocker arm cover and discard the gasket
     
    Water pump pulley
     
    Crankshaft pulley and plate
     
    Pulley bolt and boss by using tool 49 D011 102 to prevent crankshaft rotation

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    Fig. Remove pulley bolt and boss by using tool 49 D011 102 to prevent crankshaft rotation-1.8L (BP) engines

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Crankshaft plate and pulley. Tighten the bolt to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
     
    Water pump pulley
     
    Rocker arm cover with a new gasket
     
    Remaining components in the reverse of removal
     

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