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How to Take Off the Harmonic Balancer on a 1997 Ford Ranger
- 1). Unbolt the fan shroud, using the appropriate socket. Push the fan shroud toward the engine, over the fan. Loosen the bolts on the engine fan, using the appropriate sockets, but do not remove them.
- 2). Slide a socket over the bolt in the center of the tensioner pulley. Rotate the pulley toward the engine to loosen tension on the belt. Lift the belt off the pulleys.
- 3). Remove the bolts on the fan pulley. Lift the fan and the shroud out of the engine as an assembly.
- 4). Unbolt the crankshaft pulley from the damper, using the appropriate socket. Install the harmonic balancer pulley on the balancer. Turn the puller clockwise to pull the balancer off the crankshaft.