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Why is my 98 Chevrolet Malibu ls harmonic balancer loose?

Harmonic Balancer pulling away and eating the belt into pieces and want to know if there is a way to tighten it without pulling the engine. And if not how?

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I think the reason why your 98 Chevrolet Malibu harmonic balancer is loose is because of a lose bolt. It could also be the pulley, which could be wobbling a lot. If this is the case, replace it immediately. Ensure that you get a mechanic to check on your car.

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just tighten the bolt in the middle of balancer.use deep well 5/8 socket and short extention you might have to remove the fan shroud.check the 3 bolts in the pulley to.

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The damper is a two piece unit cast together with rubber insulation . The rubber has probably deteriorated causing the outer half to slide outwards. Damper needs replacing .

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