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johnburdine
02-20-2017, 11:47 PM
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 145k miles. Pretty loud rattle and I think I've narrowed it down to this part in photo. Pic taken from underneath, front and center. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xh6tnigynpb4ht5/IMG_20170220_172858188%20%281%29.jpg?dl=0

Hopefully that dropbox link to the photo works (why is the dimension limit on attachments 900x0?)

Anyway, the outer ring moves freely at the point my finger is in the photo. Any help would be much appreciated.

ECU
02-21-2017, 12:41 AM
No picture. You're describing the harmonic balancer. You also describe that it is severe. You could lose your whole engine. Fix it soon.

autostaretx
02-21-2017, 12:47 AM
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 145k miles. Pretty loud rattle and I think I've narrowed it down to this part in photo. Pic taken from underneath, front and center.

Anyway, the outer ring moves freely at the point my finger is in the photo. Any help would be much appreciated.
Here's the photo attached directly:

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ECU gave the proper answer.

Hopefully that dropbox link to the photo works
It didn't, because the link was to a *page*, not a simple image (a .jpg file, for example)
If you had used the "globe with paperclip" icon for a "remote link", you could've said:
"The photo can be seen here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/xh6tnigynpb4ht5/IMG_20170220_172858188%20%281%29.jpg?dl=0)", which works when you click it. (many ways to skin a cat)
(why is the dimension limit on attachments 900x0?)
That cryptic syntax means that the photo can be a maximum of 900 pixels wide,
but that there is no limit on its height
(but you'll eventually hit the file-size limit)

--dick

Aqua Puttana
02-21-2017, 03:12 PM
I agree that you need to address the problem in a timely manner.

This will buy you some time.

If you need to press on after discovering a HB problem there may be a response to a loss of rubber bond on the harmonic balancer. The ring can be removed and the Sprinter driven with the ring missing.

At least it worked for Alexk243. I personally would keep my speeds/rpm down a bit. I have no data.


As always, clicking the blue arrow icon within any quote box will take you to the original post/thread.

Good luck.
vic

johnburdine
02-21-2017, 07:30 PM
Wow, thanks guys. Did a little reading...scary problems could be coming my way huh. I'm having a real hard time reading the bolt so I know which one to order. What are my options on that? Also, should I order both types of keyways just in case I see issues when I pull it all apart?

johnburdine
02-21-2017, 07:48 PM
I got the bolt wet and that helped...looks like it says "K X 2" and at the other side "10 9". Placed my order from euro parts now i gotta decide if i'm going to do this myself or try to drive it across town to my mechanic...