Timing belt and water pump removing requires the removal of the harmonic balancer with the help of a puller. Remove a harmonic balancer with tips from a certified auto mechanic in this free video on car engine repairs.
In this clip, we're going to talk about the proper service procedure to replace your engine's timing belt and water pump. In this step we're going to talk about the proper service procedure for removing your engine's harmonic balancer. What I have laid out here in front of me are the tools required in order to remove the bolt, and pull the harmonic balancer off of the end of the crankshaft. This is a harmonic balancer puller, and I'll show you how that works here in just a moment. What you're going to do is take a ratchet with the appropriate size socket, and put it on the nut or the bolt for your harmonic balancer right there. What you're going to want to do is since the engine will turn some is not try to use static leverage. You're going to want to use an impact with a hammer to take and break that bolt loose, just like so. Once you have it broken loose, most of the time they'll spin right out by hand, right there. That is the harmonic balancer bolt. Now, you would think it would just come off, but it doesn't. It's actually squeezed on, just like a machine fit. So we're, that we're, that is where our puller comes into play. Now the puller, this is your typical three jaw puller, it takes and hooks onto the inside of the balancer, the drive through will run through that way and apply pressure on the end of the crankshaft, and as it tightens it will pull that pulley off. We'll go ahead and demonstrate that for you right now. Your kit is going to come with some of these little pegs, like so. They're going to slide inside and bottom out. That's exactly what you're going to be pushing against right there. You can see how the bolt's hollow. You're going to line right up on there just like so. What you're going to do is go ahead and start our bolt. All right, the three legs of the puller are going to fit into the inside of the pulley, and let's take and slip them into position. Once you have the three jaws of your puller in place, you can go ahead and hand tighten down the drive screw. Once you have your puller hand tight, you can go ahead and slip on your ratchet and the appropriate socket. Now, you're going to use this same method for removing it, or for pulling your pulley as you did with removing the bolt. As you can see, I can turn the engine over like so if I just take a real easy turn on it. What you're going to do is run it down, and eventually you may have to begin tapping it or even using a small hammer. All right, you're going to continue tightening it down until the pulley is pulled all the way off of the end of the crankshaft. All right, you're going to continue tightening down your puller until it's free, right like so. Gonna' take and slip your puller off, remove your pushpin, and slide the harmonic balancer out of the way. That is the proper service procedure for removing your engine's harmonic balancer.