Volvo S90 Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(1,452)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(1,452)

Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement Service

How much does a Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Volvo S90 Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement is $470 with $375 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Volvo S90L6-2.9LService typeCrankshaft Harmonic Balancer ReplacementEstimate$864.95Shop/Dealer Price$1062.44 - $1632.41
1997 Volvo S90L6-2.9LService typeCrankshaft Harmonic Balancer ReplacementEstimate$844.95Shop/Dealer Price$1042.46 - $1612.44
Show example Volvo S90 Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement prices

What is the Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer all about?

The harmonic balancer (also called “crank pulley damper”), connected to the crankshaft of an engine, reduces engine vibration and serves as a pulley for the drive belts. The balancer or “damper” is composed of two elements: a mass and an energy-dissipating element. The mass resists the acceleration of the vibration and the energy dissipating (rubber) element absorbs the vibrations. When the balancer fails, it is usually due to heat, salt, and or ozone deterioration of the rubber. General wear, tear, and stress on the rubber is also a factor.

Keep in mind:

Usually a problem with the harmonic balancer means that it needs to be replaced. However, sometimes the rubber insert that sits between the center and the outside of the pulley is all that is damaged. It is also possible for the bolt that holds the balancer in place to become loose, which can cause problems even if the pulley isn’t damaged.

How it's done:

  • Inspect the harmonic balancer.
  • Remove drive belts and balancer.
  • Inspect condition of crankshaft front seal.
  • Replace the harmonic balancer.
  • Reinstall drive belts.
  • Start car and check for proper operation.

Our recommendation:

Harmonic balancers aren’t a part of most standard inspections, so keep your eye out for warning signs. If you notice excess vibration or noise from the engine, then your balancer may be damaged, and you need to schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer?

  • Vibration from engine.
  • Loud, abnormal engine noise, which increases with acceleration.

How important is this service?

The crankshaft harmonic balancer is connected to the crankshaft, and absorbs many of the vibrations that the engine creates. The engine creates a large amount of force that is delivered to the crankshaft, which transfers the power to the transmission. The harmonic balancer is responsible for absorbing some of the engine-created force so that the crankshaft doesn’t receive it all. When the harmonic balancer fails, the crankshaft receives all of the engine’s vibrations, and is susceptible to serious damage.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Volvo mechanics

Real customer reviews from Volvo owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(1,452)

Rating Summary
1,364
46
10
5
27
1,364
46
10
5
27

Rigoberto

11 years of experience
739 reviews
Rigoberto
11 years of experience
Volvo S90 L6-2.9L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
VERY OUTSTANDING WORK !!!!!!!!!!!

Peter

27 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
27 years of experience
Volvo S90 L6-2.9L - Check Engine Light is on - Fresno, California
Very happy with his service, very knowledgeable.

Grzegorz

41 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
41 years of experience
Volvo S90 L6-2.9L - Oil Change - Daly City, California
Grzegorz was awesome, thorough, and very knowledgeable... He did oil change for my car, took pictures and identify all problems with the car in his 50-point inspection report. Would highly recommend Grzegorz for your next automotive service.

Tom

42 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
42 years of experience
Volvo S40 L5-2.4L - 127,500 Miles Maintenance Service - Los Gatos, California
Tom was awesome. Showed up on time, did a full inspection of my car and performed the oil change for the quoted price. I will definitely be using him again!

Excellent Rating

(1,452)

Rating Summary
1,364
46
10
5
27
1,364
46
10
5
27
Number of Volvo services completed
15972+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Volvo MECHANICS
600+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How Long Does a Water Pump (Auxiliary) Last?
Your Your car uses coolant for a number of purposes. It’s essential for keeping the engine within operating temperatures, as well as protecting the block from freezing temperatures. It’s also used to operate your car’s heater. While most vehicles only...
P0277 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cylinder 6 Injector Circuit High
P0277 P0277 code definition This code means that there is an injector circuit malfunction affecting cylinder six. What the P0277 code means When this code appears, the ECM (engine control module) has reported that either the resistance of voltage for...
P0726 OBD-II Trouble Code: Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance
P0726 means the car's computer has received an incorrect engine speed signal often due too a failed, engine input speed sensor or transmission sensor.

When accelerate, car hesitates and jerks

It's hard to say the shop is wrong when they have been able to visually inspect the car while I have not. If you do not trust the shop's diagnosis, it cannot hurt to get another mechanic to take a...

No start problem on my 99 Dodge Ram diesel

Diesel engines rely heavily on glow plugs in cold weather. Diesel fuel tends to thicken in cold weather, so the glow plugs heat the combustion chambers as well as the fuel as it enters the combustion chambers. The Cummins engine...

Well my valve cover gasket blew off as I was trying to start my van it broke into 2 parts I was just wondering why it did that it 2000 Ford Windstart

Hello - your Windstar has composite plastic valve covers, as do many engines these days. While being lighter and less expensive to manufacturer, they tend to get brittle with age and heat cycles. A momentary surge in crankcase pressure, or...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com