ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



On some vehicles, the crankshaft damper is also referred to as the crankshaft balancer or crankshaft pulley.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. On 1986-90 vehicles, remove the serpentine belt.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Right front tire and wheel assembly.
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  9. Remove the right front engine splash shield.
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  11. Remove the flywheel or torque converter cover.
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  13. Use a suitable holding tool, as shown in the accompanying figure, on the flywheel to keep engine from rotating, then remove the bolt and washer from the damper.
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Fig. You must use the proper tool to hold the flywheel in place, in order to remove the damper bolt

  1. For 1986-90 vehicles, remove the balancer and the key.
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  3. For 1991-99 vehicles, use a suitable crankshaft puller to remove the damper from the front of the engine. On 1993-99 vehicles, use 1 / 4 inch bolts to attach the puller to the damper, then screw in 1