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HARMONIC BALANCER BAD OR NOT?


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hammerdog
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Jan 26, 2013, 4:57 PM

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i have a 99 nissan frontier xe truck, 2 wheel dr. 4 cyl, I was told by a repair shop that i need a harmonic balancer. They lifted the truck, and showed me where the harmonic balancer was shaved a little bit and pushing up against the oil pump. Also they said i needed a front seal in the harmonic balancer, cuz it was leaking. . HOW can i know for sure if i need this part? This shop was owned by a scam artist arab...i know i need a front seal, but do i really need a harmonic balancer? And what would happen if i kept driving it like this? My truck has no symptoms also...


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Jan 26, 2013, 5:07 PM

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Get a second opinion. If you continue driving it like that, eventually the balancer will either fall off or shave a hole through the timing cover.





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Hammer Time
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Jan 26, 2013, 5:56 PM

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This shop was owned by a scam artist arab..


Then why would you go there? Nobody forces you to go to a shop that you don't trust.



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nickwarner
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Jan 26, 2013, 7:06 PM

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They took you into the bay while it was on the rack and showed you what was happening so you could see it with your own eyes. For being a "scam artist arab" he seems to be running a more legit shop than you let on. If you don't trust him go to a different shop. I guess you only like ones owned by a white protestant, huh? Seems like they showed you what was happening and I bet they are right. Drive with a bad balancer and the crank can break in two. You will lose oil from the seal and lock up the motor. After that I suppose you can burn a cross to protest the obvious affront to your white supremacy from the brown people. Or maybe you can get it fixed instead of accusing those who take the time to show you in person what is happening to your truck of being a con just because they are the wrong color.


re-tired
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Jan 26, 2013, 10:02 PM

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I was going to do the right (WHITE) thing and bury my head in the sand , but damit RICK , your right.


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