Neon, 2000-2005

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the right side wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the right inner splash shield.
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  7. Remove the accessory drive belts.
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  9. Break the crankshaft damper bolt loose, but do not remove it.

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    Fig. After the splash shield is removed, break the crankshaft damper loose

    After the splash shield is removed, break the crankshaft damper loose
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  11. Attach a suitable 3-arm puller to the crankshaft damper, then tighten the center bolt and remove the damper bolt and damper.

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    Fig. Attach a suitable 3-arm puller to the crankshaft damper and tighten the center bolt . . .

    Attach a suitable 3-arm puller to the crankshaft damper and tighten the center bolt . . .

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    Fig. . . . to remove the crankshaft damper bolt and damper

    . . . to remove the crankshaft damper bolt and damper
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To install:


NOTE
Lubricate the threads of the M12 1.75 x 150 mm bolt using Mopar® Nickel Anti-seize Compound or equivalent, before beginning to press the damper on.

  1. Install the crankshaft damper using M12-1.75 x 150mm bolt, washer, thrust bearing and nut from the crankshaft damper installation tool kit 6792 or equivalent.

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    Fig. Install the crankshaft damper using the bolt, washer, thrust bearing and nut from the crankshaft damper installation tool kit

    Install the crankshaft damper using the bolt, washer, thrust bearing and nut from the crankshaft damper installation tool kit
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  3. Install the crankshaft damper bolt and tighten to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  5. Install the accessory drive belts.
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  7. Install the right inner splash shield.
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  9. Carefully lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.
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