Vue 2006-2007

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



2.2L Engines

Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Install the J 38122-A, Harmonic Balancer Holder (also known as a crankshaft damper holder).
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  3. Remove the damper retaining bolt and washer. Use the J 38122-A and a breaker bar in order to prevent the crankshaft from rotating when loosening the bolt. Discard the bolt.

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    Fig. Install the J 38122-A, Crankshaft Damper Holder

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  5. Remove the damper assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the damper assembly

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To install:


WARNING
Ensure both components are aligned correctly or serious engine damage will occur.

  1. Install the damper onto the crankshaft indexing keyway. Use care to properly align the keyway and flats on the damper with the oil pump drive.
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  3. Install the J 38122-A, Harmonic Balancer Holder (Crankshaft Damper Holder).
    WARNING
    Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.


    NOTE
    Always install a new crankshaft damper retaining bolt and washer.

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  5. Install a new retaining bolt and washer. Use the J 38122-A and a breaker bar in order to prevent the crankshaft from rotating when tightening the bolt.
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  7. Tighten the bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) plus 125° using the J 45059, Angle Meter or equivalent.
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2.4L Engine

Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine splash shield.
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  5. Install a crankshaft holding tool and a breaker bar to the damper in order to prevent the damper from rotating when loosening the damper bolt.
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  7. Remove and discard the crankshaft damper bolt.
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  9. Remove the crankshaft damper.
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To install:

  1. Position the crankshaft damper.
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  3. Install a NEW crankshaft damper bolt.
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  5. Install the holding tool and a breaker bar to the damper in order to prevent the damper from rotating while tightening the bolt.
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  7. Tighten the crankshaft damper bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) plus an additional 125°.
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  9. Install the engine splash shield.
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  11. Install the accessory drive belt.
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3.5L Engine

Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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  3. Remove the right front wheel.
    WARNING
    If the timing belt is to be removed, the crankshaft damper must be rotated to position number 1 piston at Top Dead Center (TDC) of compression stroke to avoid valve-to-piston contact.

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  5. Turn the crankshaft so its white mark (1) lines up with the pointer (2).

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    Fig. Turn the crankshaft so its white mark (1) lines up with the pointer (2).

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  7. Inspect for cylinder number 1 piston at TDC. The pointer on the upper cover (2) will be aligned with the number 1 cylinder TDC mark (1) on the camshaft pulley.

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    Fig. The pointer on the upper cover (2) will be aligned with the number 1 cylinder TDC mark (1) on the camshaft pulley

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  9. Use the EN 46337, Camshaft Sprocket/Crankshaft Balancer Holder (Crankshaft Damper Holder) or equivalent, and a breaker bar in order to retain the damper.
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  11. Remove the bolt (227), balancer/damper (228) and guide (236).

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    Fig. Remove the bolt (227), balancer/damper (228) and guide (236)

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To install:

  1. Clean all oil from the balancer/damper (228), guide (236), bolt (227) and crankshaft.
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  3. Lubricate the threads of the bolt (227) with clean engine oil.
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  5. Install the guide (236), balancer/damper (228) and bolt (227). Install the guide with the concave surface facing the damper.
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  7. Use the EN 46337 and a breaker bar in order to retain the crankshaft damper.
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  9. Tighten the damper bolt to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)
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  11. Install the right front wheel. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  13. Install the accessory drive belt.
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