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Harmonic balance woes

Hey guys, I have been hearing this rattling off n on for a while now. Well I tracked it down today. The harmonic balancer on the front of the motor has a "weight" in it and if you stick your finger in my balancer you can move it around rather freely. Have any of you dealt with this problem? It is an 04 4.0. Shouldn't it be secured in there ore something. Sittin in taco bell's drive thru it sounds terrible!
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How does it sound at Wendy's?
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less spanish
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I had to replace mine, and the auto tentioner and belt on my 2003 V6 4L FX4. Sounded horrible and wobbled
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ive dealt alot with this problem on 3.0 tauruses. just remove the pulley and you may need a puller to get the balancer off
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Hey blackonblackfx4 where did you get your parts? Did you do it yourself?? You need a puller right? It is all one piece on the 4.0, unlike the 3.0 which has them seperate.
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It was going right before i went on hollidays so i dropped it off at ford before I left They ordered all the parts, except the belt, and when i came back a week later it was done, like $500 I think for everything and labour.

Then went to a parts store and picked up a new gatorback Poly V belt to replace the OEM junk one.
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LOL! smart ****
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sweet, well I'm gonna do it myself. So hopefully I can save about 300 bucks that way. Have you had any probs since? How many miles have you done on it since being fixed?
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time for an underdrive pulley?
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$500 wow! Labor rates plus dealership pricing I reckon.
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about 500, thats canadian too. Havent had any problems yet works great.

That 500 also included the nail in my tire, and they greased and cheacked all my parts ( seals, joints and stuff.)
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Yeah i think im having the same prob with mine. but it makes the tensioner sqeak. the balancer does wobble a lil so i need to replace it and the tensioner and belt. Looked up tensioner on advanced auto. goodyear was around $28 bucks not sure on the balancer yet though may be a dealer item only. I have to look somemore though.
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So have any of you replaced this yourself???
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yes the crank pulley is a dealer item or http://www.newfordparts.com/catalog.htm
you can get it 35 bucks cheaper than the dealer
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LOL! smart ****
Hey it makes a difference!

I've replaced a couple before. There is a specific puller used for the harmonic balancer typically. I know here in Michigan, every parts store around will rent one out for free. If not I bought one for under 20.
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So have any of you replaced this yourself???
Yep. Check out my underdrive pulley web page.
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did you make a puller out of a lawnmower blade?? Man, that is what it looks like. What size are the bolts that remove it 10x1.25 or 10x1.5??
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I have a puller tool already I just need to know the size of bolt that actually fits this pulley. I am all over this, I'm orderin the parts tomorrow!! I am so tired of the knocking noise of the balancer weight bouncing around, plus the vibe at idle!!!
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