1993 Elantra Harmonic Balancer Repalcement

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Walter H. Allen, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. I am faced with the unfortunate task of replacing the harmonic balancer
    on my 93 Elantra (1.6l). My question is whether the best way would be
    to pull the engine up thru the hood and change it, drop the engine down
    thru the bottom of the chassis and change it, or pick the engine up a
    little and slide it back and work around. I have never changed a HB on
    any car. However, just recently changed the alternator on this car and
    that was a pain. There is very little clearance between the engine and
    the fender. Any help is appreciated.


    Walter H. Allen
    Quechee, VT
    Walter H. Allen, Jul 6, 2005
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  2. Walter H. Allen

    hyundaitech Guest

    It should be pretty easy, actually. Remove the right front lower splash
    shield and the bracket attached to the frame rail (held on by two 17mm
    bolts and a 17mm nut) and the side splash shield.

    You should have a pretty good view now of the crank pulley (harmonic
    balancer). Remove the A/C and alternator belts. Remove the 22mm bolt
    from the center of the pulley. Remove the four 12mm bolts from pulley and
    pull the pulley out. If I recall correctly, there should be enough room
    there to get it out the bottom now.
    hyundaitech, Jul 7, 2005
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  3. Walter H. Allen

    Walter Allen Guest

    Looked it over and this looks do-able. I started to take the bracket
    off, but there are apparantly nuts on the back of the two bolts (if not,
    I am really in trouble). Is there an access point so that I can hold
    these with a wrench?

    Thank you for your help

    Walter Allen, Jul 7, 2005
  4. Walter H. Allen

    hyundaitech Guest

    The nuts should be welded in place. If they've come loose, that will be a
    large problem.
    hyundaitech, Jul 8, 2005
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