Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 13:36:26 GMT
Subject: Re: harmonic balancer question

From what I've read on the Saab mailing list, the harmonic balancer does need to be replaced occasionally. Changed mine at about 10 years and it eliminated that annoying chirping sound that I had attributed to a belt, or belts. Something about an oil pump seal or, "O," ring that eventually allows oil to seep onto the rubber part of the harmonic balancer, etc. I know I changed the seal/O ring when I changed my harmonic balancer, to hopefully get 10 years out of my new harmonic balancer. I'm mechanically challenged so my description may not be totally accurate but it's close, I hope??? GW 1990 900S On Fri, 08 Sep 2000 01:36:24 -0700, TimeRanger <> wrote: >On Thu, 07 Sep 2000 21:02:25 GMT, Julian Sweet ><> wrote: > >>I just had my harmonic balancer replaced because it was making noise >>-- the mechanic said it had actually cracked. Is there anyway this may >>be due to mistreatment (valet) or was it just wear n' tear? > >Unless the valet parker is hammering around under the hood with heavy >tools, it is unlikely that he/she/they cause the crack. Sounds more >like defective materials were used in the manufacturing of the >balancer itself. Question: Did you see the balancer after it was >replaced? I have never seen one that made any noise or had cracked. >Who knows, maybe I have something to watch for on the Saab? > >-- >"Of what service would militia be to you, when most probably you will not have a single musket in the State; for as arms are to be provided by Congress, they may or may not furnish them?" > >-Patrick Henry, 5 June 1788

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