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Old 02-22-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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For those of you who went back together OEM on the Harmonic Balancer R&R, what combination of tools did you use to torque the bolt.

I have the balancer installed to correct depth. I have torqued the old bolt to 240 ft/lbs. I have removed the old bolt and reinstalled a new OEM bolt and have torqued it to 37 ft/lbs. this is all per the service manuals.

However, I'm unable to get the new bolt torqued to yield at 140 degrees. I have an angle meter and I'm to about 80 degrees, but can't get a stiff enough setup to get that last 60 degrees.

Thanks for the help,

Mike
(2002 Base, manual)
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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Disregard, I finally got it. I had a 1/2 inch breaker that was longer than my 3/4 inch breaker. The 1/2 inch was flexing too much. Used 3/4 inch plus the handle from my jack to turn it the extra 60 degrees.

I'm old and my shoulders can't handle that kind of torque.

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Yeah that was a fun job. Brings back some sore muscle memories.
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