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Here's the scoop. Just bought a new K&N sytem for my 04. I was removing the factory setup, and while things were apart I wanted to check the tightness of the new high pressure Power steering/fan hose. (If you recall I had one fail catastrophically at 130+ mph). LOTS of SMOKE and a small momentary fire to boot.

After the hose fittings checked out fine, I instinctively reached down to the balancer bolt and HOLY CRAP, its finger loose and out about 2 turns. My question today is, DO I need to take the tension off of the serpentine belt to find out if the balancer is either loose on the crank, or slid partially out from it normal position. I can't really get a clear view of the pulley to see if it is in alignment.

thanks in advance
 

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I would remove the tension load from the belt, if I were you. It's probably a two person job to do that and check the crank pulley for looseness. If it were my car, I'd pull the bolt, Loctite it and retorque.
 

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I have a 2004 Dodge Viper with 13,000 miles on it and the harmonic balancer just broke apart during normal driving. I am going to have it repaired....hopefully the crank shaft is not trashed. This will be my last Chrysler product. Junk!
 

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I have a 2004 Dodge Viper with 13,000 miles on it and the harmonic balancer just broke apart during normal driving. I am going to have it repaired....hopefully the crank shaft is not trashed. This will be my last Chrysler product. Junk!
good.. go back to driving your corvette.
 

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Why is this posted in the gen1/gen2 section???:headscratch::dunno: If everything checks out,pour a whole bottle of red loctite on that bitch bolt,then introduce her to Ingersol Rand!:sancho::lol:
 
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