You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!
I am trying to troubleshoot this for my sister who is 600 miles away, so i cant run out and check anything. But here goes.
My dad told me he thinks the harmonic balancer has gone bad. What exactly is it, how much is it, and how hard is it to replace.
It was rattling, but she never fot it fixed, and now the crankshaft pulley just stopped spinning.
the vibration damper is located right behind the crank pulley,its job is more or less that,dampening vibrations,on some engines it is even used to help balance out the crankshaft.to change one is really not that hard if you have the correct tools,a dampener puller to pull it off the crankshaft.although it is really not that hard to change,you might want to have a shop do it,because they will have the proper tools,she should get this done before it comes off on its own,or destroys the front crank seal.
Disclaimer: Not safe for human consumption by those allergic to smoked meat.
she has to get it fixed now because the pulleys stopped spinning. If she tried to drive it now, it would overheat, the battery would die, and it would be hard to steer. Im not sure exactly what is wrong with it since i havent had a chance to look at it. Anyways she is having a shop repair it, but thanks for your help.
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.