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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Another Harmonic Balancer Bad in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; just keep your eye on it, and your ear out for it. if it gets worse, swap it out. if ...
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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    just keep your eye on it, and your ear out for it. if it gets worse, swap it out. if for any reason you take off the radiator, take the chance to swap it out along with the water pump if you're anything over 60-70K miles.

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by HAMSTAR View Post
    Squeaking is more likely a belt failure than a pulley. The pulley tends to manifest as a wobble/rumble.
    True, but in my case its wobbling is causing the belt to slip. Im doing the install this weekend so wish me luck guys. Parts list Below:

    Hawk LS Series Harmonic Balancer Installation Tool (GM LS1, LS6, LS2 & LS3)
    http://www.coloradospeed.com/hawk-ls...3-p-10976.html

    OTC 6667 Harmonic Balancer Puller
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    OEM Harmonic Balancer LS2
    GM Part Number: 12635652 Lindsey Cadillac (ref: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...ml#post2629657 )

    New belts and new coolant

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    I cant believe how smoothly this process went. It took 4.5 hrs and thats with pee breaks and snacking. Those tools listed above are no joke and made the install SUPER easy. Highly recommend.

    And yes my squeak is gone! I knew it was that crap balancer making the belt slip. I have some random pics from the install I will share. My balancer rubber was caving inward and slightly cracked...cosmetically didn't look too bad till you examine it.

    Oh and for the record the balancer I took off was the old part number one.

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    Good work! Great to hear you could benefit from my suffering, lol.

    Where are you in MD?

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by HAMSTAR View Post
    Good work! Great to hear you could benefit from my suffering, lol.

    Where are you in MD?
    Near OC. Moved here couple yrs ago for work. Ill probably meet you in the summer in OC.

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    What in the install takes the majority of the time?

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    I know my harmonic balancer is bad. No squeaking yet, but I have a nice rumble while cruising on the highway. Still have mine under warranty but I see I'll be doing this often...

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by carlson_mn View Post
    What in the install takes the majority of the time?
    It all depends on you and your level of experience. I'm assuming you're just replacing with the stock balancer (The ATI has multiple pieces that have to fit together than can be a puzzle).

    If you're like most people who've been wrenching on the V, you've had the radiator out a couple of times already. First time I took out the rad, it took me two hours, but now I have it down to 40 minutes (including removing wind deflector and carefully draining coolant). Re-install is also about to 20 minutes plus another 20 to add back coolant and burp system. If you have the right tools, and know what you're doing, popping off the crank bolt should only take about 15 minutes, maybe 20 minutes to pull off the old pulley, 30 minutes to slide on the new balancer, 15 minutes to crank the new bolt down. Add 15 minutes for replacing AC belt and serpentine belt. If you're relatively new to wrenching, double the time. If you don't have the right tools, take your time and multiply the pulley removal and install times by 10 to infinity.

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by carlson_mn View Post
    What in the install takes the majority of the time?
    As long as you have the right tools for everything, removing access panels/radiator.

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    you going to hang onto those tools then or were you going to unload then now that the install is done?

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    Re: Another Harmonic Balancer Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by izcain View Post
    you going to hang onto those tools then or were you going to unload then now that the install is done?
    Ill probably hold onto them for awhile. In a couple months I may sell them.












    Actually the harmonic balancer I removed had a weight in it, the new one didnt

    More in here.
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