Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the accessory drive belt, as outlined in this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the four (4) damper to crankshaft bolts and remove damper and speed indicator ring.
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To install:

  1. Install speed indicator ring.
    NOTE
    The speed indicator ring is located over a dowel pin.

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  3. Install the crankshaft damper and bolts. Tighten bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm), plus an additional 60° turn.
    NOTE
    The damper must be installed so the hole is located over the dowel pin.

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  5. Install the accessory drive belt.
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3.7L, 4.7L & 5.7L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove accessory drive belt, as outlined in Engine Mechanical.
  4.  
  5. Drain cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Remove radiator upper hose.
  8.  
  9. Remove upper fan shroud.
  10.  
  11. Using Special Tools 6958 Spanner with Adapter Pins 8346 (1), loosen fan (2) and viscous assembly from water pump.

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    Fig. Using Special Tools 6958 Spanner with Adapter Pins 8346 (1), loosen fan (2) and viscous assembly from water pump

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  13. Remove fan and viscous assembly.
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  15. Disconnect electrical connector for fan mounted inside radiator shroud.
    NOTE
    Transmission cooler line snaps into shroud lower right hand corner.

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  17. Remove crankshaft damper bolt.
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  19. Remove damper using Special Tools 8513 Insert (1) and 1026 Three Jaw Puller (2).

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    Fig. Remove damper using Special Tools 8513 Insert (1) and 1026 Three Jaw Puller (2)

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To install:


WARNING
To prevent severe damage to the Crankshaft, Damper or Special Tool 8512-A, thoroughly clean the damper bore and the crankshaft nose before installing Damper.

  1. Align crankshaft damper slot with key in crankshaft. Slide damper onto crankshaft slightly.
    WARNING
    Special Tool 8512-A, is assembled in a specific sequence. Failure to assemble this tool in this sequence can result in tool failure and severe damage to either the tool or the crankshaft.

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  3. Assemble Special Tool 8512-A as follows, The nut (2) is threaded onto the shaft first. Then the roller bearing (1) is placed onto the threaded rod (3) (The hardened bearing surface of the bearing (1) MUST face the nut (2). Then the hardened washer (5) slides onto the threaded rod. Once assembled coat the threaded rod's threads with Mopar® Nickel Anti-Seize or equivalent.

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    Fig. Assemble Special Tool 8512-A as follows, The nut (2) is threaded onto the shaft first. Then the roller bearing (1) is placed onto the threaded rod (3) (The hardened bearing surface of the bearing (1) MUST face the nut (2). Then the hardened washer (5) slides onto the threaded rod

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  5. Using Special Tool 8512-A, press damper onto crankshaft (1).

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    Fig. Using Special Tool 8512-A, press damper onto crankshaft (1)

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  7. Install then tighten crankshaft damper bolt to 130 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install fan blade assembly.
  10.  
  11. Install radiator upper shroud and tighten fasteners to 95 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Connect electrical connector for shroud fan.
  14.  
  15. Install radiator upper hose.
  16.  
  17. Install accessory drive belt.
  18.  
  19. Refill cooling system.
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  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
  22.  

3.9L & 5.2L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  2.  
  3. Remove fan, and fan drive.
  4.  
  5. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the vibration damper pulley.
  8.  
  9. Remove vibration damper bolt and washer from end of crankshaft.
  10.  
  11. Install bar and screw from Puller Tool Set C-3688. Install two bolts with washers through the puller tool and into the vibration damper.

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    Fig. View of the special tool (1) needed to remove the crankshaft vibration damper

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  13. Pull vibration damper off of the crankshaft.
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To install:

  1. Position the vibration damper onto the crankshaft.
  2.  
  3. Place installing tool, part of Puller Tool Set C-3688, in position and press the vibration damper onto the crankshaft.

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    Fig. Using the special tool (1) to install the crankshaft vibration damper

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  5. Install the crankshaft bolt and washer. Tighten the bolt to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm).
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  7. Install the crankshaft pulley. Tighten the pulley bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the serpentine belt.
  10.  
  11. Install viscous fan drive and fan.
  12.  
  13. Install the fan shroud.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative cable to the battery.
  16.  

3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L Gasoline Engines

NOTE
Crankshaft Vibration Damper Puller/Installer Kit, Tool C-3688 or equivalent is required.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the fan shroud.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine fan.
  6.  
  7. Remove the accessory belt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the crankshaft pulley.

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    Fig. The crankshaft pulley is attached to the damper by retaining bolts



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    Fig. After unfastening the retaining bolts, remove the crankshaft pulley from the damper and set it aside

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  11. Remove the vibration damper bolt and washer from the crankshaft.

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    Fig. Unfasten the damper retaining bolt and washer. To do so, it may be necessary to keep the crankshaft from turning



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    Fig. Withdraw the bolt and washer that retain the damper to the crankshaft

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  13. Install the puller assembly on the vibration damper, and thread the forcing screw into the crankshaft. Install two bolts and washers through the puller and into the damper. Remove the vibration damper by turning the forcing screw.

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    Fig. Attach a puller to the damper, then tighten the center bolt to press off the damper

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  15. When loosened, pull the damper off of the crankshaft

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    Fig. When sufficiently loosened, remove the damper from the crankshaft



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    Fig. Inspect the damper for wear on its front seal surface. If worn, be sure to replace it, or the engine may leak oil

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To install:

  1. Using tool C-3688, or equivalent, press the damper onto the shaft. Remove the tool and install the damper bolt. Tighten the bolt to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the crankshaft pulley. Tighten pulley bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm). Use same torque for the fan bolts.
  4.  
  5. The remainder of the procedure is the reverse of removal.
  6.  


NOTE
Crankshaft Vibration Damper Puller/Installer Kit, Tool C-3688 or equivalent is required.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the fan shroud.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine fan.
  6.  
  7. Remove the accessory belt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  10.  
  11. Remove the vibration damper bolt and washer from the crankshaft.
  12.  
  13. Install the puller assembly on the vibration damper, and thread the forcing screw into the crankshaft. Install two bolts and washers through the puller and into the damper. Remove the vibration damper by turning the forcing screw.
  14.  
  15. When loosened, pull the damper off of the crankshaft
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Fig. The crankshaft pulley is attached to the damper by retaining bolts



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Fig. After unfastening the retaining bolts, remove the crankshaft pulley from the damper and set it aside



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Fig. Unfasten the damper retaining bolt and washer. To do so, it may be necessary to keep the crankshaft from turning



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Fig. Withdraw the bolt and washer that retain the damper to the crankshaft



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Fig. Attach a puller to the damper, and then tighten the center bolt to press off the damper



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Fig. When sufficiently loosened, remove the damper from the crankshaft



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Fig. Inspect the damper for wear on its front seal surface. If worn, be sure to replace it, or the engine may leak oil

To install:

  1. Using tool C-3688, or equivalent, press the damper onto the shaft. Remove the tool and install the damper bolt. Tighten the bolt to 135 ft. lbs. (183 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the crankshaft pulley. Tighten pulley bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm). Use same torque for the fan bolts.
  4.  
  5. The remainder of the procedure is the reverse of removal.
  6.  

4.7L Engine

NOTE
Special Tools 8512, 8513 and 1026, or equivalents, are required.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the accessory belt.
  4.  
  5. Drain the cooling system. Remove the upper radiator hose. Remove the upper fan shroud.
  6.  
  7. Remove the belt-driven fan.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the electric fan connector.
  10.  
  11. Remove the crankshaft damper bolt.
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  13. Remove the damper with the special tools.
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To install:

  1. Clean the damper bore and crankshaft nose thoroughly before installation.
  2.  
  3. Align slot and key and install damper onto crankshaft.
  4.  
  5. Assemble special tool 8512 as follows: thread nut onto shaft, then bearing with hardened surface facing nut, then the hardened washer. Coat threads with anti-seize compound.
  6.  
  7. Press the damper home with the special tool
  8.  
  9. Tighten the damper bolt to 130 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
  10.  
  11. The remainder of the procedure is the reverse of removal.
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Fig. Removing the crankshaft damper-typical



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Fig. Proper assembly of special tool 8512: bearing (1) with hardened surface (4) facing nut (2); threaded shaft (3) and hardened washer (5)-4.7L engine

5.9L Engine
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cooling system fan.
  4.  
  5. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  6.  
  7. Remove vibration damper bolt and washer from end of crankshaft.
  8.  
  9. Position Special Tool 8513 Insert into the crankshaft nose.
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  11. Install Special Tool 1026 Three Jaw Puller onto the vibration damper.
  12.  
  13. Pull vibration damper off of the crankshaft.

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    Fig. View of Special Tool 8513 insert (1) and Special Tool 1026 (2) needed to remove the vibration damper from the crankshaft

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To install:

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Fig. You need Special Tool C-3688 to install the vibration damper


WARNING
Thoroughly remove any contaminants from the crankshaft nose and the vibration damper bore. Failure to do so can cause Severe damage to the crankshaft.

  1. Position the vibration damper onto the crankshaft.
  2.  
  3. Place installing tool, part of Puller Tool Set C-3688 in position and press the vibration damper onto the crankshaft.
  4.  
  5. Install the crankshaft bolt and washer. Tighten the bolt to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the accessory drive belt.
  8.  
  9. Position the fan shroud and install the bolts. Tighten the retainer bolts to 95 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the cooling fan.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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8.0L Engine

NOTE
Special Tools 8513 and 1026, or equivalents, are required.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the accessory belt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the fan.
  6.  
  7. Drain the cooling system. Remove the radiator.
  8.  
  9. Remove the crankshaft pulley/damper bolt and washer from the crankshaft.
  10.  
  11. Using the special tool, remove the damper from the crankshaft.

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    Fig. Removing the crankshaft damper-typical

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To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the pulley/damper bolt to 230 ft. lbs. (312 Nm).
  4.  


NOTE
Special Tools 8513 and 1026, or equivalents, are required.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the accessory belt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the fan.
  6.  
  7. Drain the cooling system. Remove the radiator.
  8.  
  9. Remove the crankshaft pulley/damper bolt and washer from the crankshaft.
  10.  
  11. Using the special tool, remove the damper from the crankshaft.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Reverse the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the pulley/damper bolt to 230 ft. lbs. (312 Nm).
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Diesel Engines
  1. Remove the accessory belt.
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  3. Remove the four damper bolts. Remove the damper.
  4.  
  5. Tighten bolts to 92 ft. lbs. (125 Nm) when installing.
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