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Old 10-23-2016, 12:44 AM   #31
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Default Re: T1N Engine Rattling, safe to drive?

Alright, since I am getting in there to replace the harmonic balancer, is there anything else I should replace while I am in there to make sure I dont get stranded? Pulleys? belts? etc...
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:45 AM   #32
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Inspect the alternator clutch, idler pullies, and tensioner for condition. Replace as needed. Usually after 100-150k miles they are fairly worn.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:05 AM   #33
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I am going to go ahead and replace belt, idler pulleys, tensioner, and water pump while I am in there... Not much money and some peace of mind.

How do you inspect the alternator clutch?
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:10 AM   #34
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Spin it back and forth with your hand. It should freewheel one way, and lock the other. Good call with the other parts. Cheap insurance.
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Default Re: T1N Engine Rattling, safe to drive?

Just make sure you replace the crank seal, the bolt and the stepped cone washer.
Then ensure you can lock the crank with a tool and tighten it up correctly so that it doesn't fall off!
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Old 11-02-2016, 07:05 AM   #36
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So I was able to knock out the harmonic balancer (seal, bolt, washer), water pump, pulleys, tensioner, serpentine belt in an afternoon. Didn't have to remove the radiator or swing it out. Just add some space like most people have done on here.

So I didnt buy the big torque wrench though... was able to get the old one off easily enough without a puller (hammer, pry bar, etc...). I went to a local diesel shop in Chicago equipped with my parts and asked him how much to just install the HB and torque it down, he wanted $700+ (6 hours of work), so I said no thanks Ill do the whole thing in less time, including water pump etc. However I did ask him if I get it tight enough would he torque it down for me and he said yeah for $40, which I am ok with. He has a 600 ft-lb torque wrench for semi trucks so should work. The place is under a mile from my house so I think it will be find if I get the HB as tight as I can with a breaker bar.



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Default Re: T1N Engine Rattling, safe to drive?

Thanks to input from Alex243 we now have one data point as to how far you might travel with a removed failed HB ring.

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... How much time do I have? I am 500 miles from home.

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... To be clear. I have never tried what I suggest above. I have no idea what the risks of trying it may be.

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Yeah haha, but keep in mind I had a shop remove it and they re-torqued the HB bolt for my drive home.

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I am yet to confirm if my vehicle has a Harmonic Balancer but it does look like it has one to me, yet to confirm tho'. Looks and feels fine if it is one!

My issue is that I have a partial LHM and identical sound to the video in this thread.

I also have a fault code P0008 and have started a thread about my partail LHM & slight rattle.

All info. in this thread very useful so thanks to everyone
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The place is under a mile from my house so I think it will be find if I get the HB as tight as I can with a breaker bar.


Honestly I don't recommend this.
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