Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Little bit of crankshaft wobble

asked by on

Hi, I have recently changed my timing belt and noticed a bit of crankshaft wobble (Not sure if it was there before). I have bolted it down to 118 nm (torque required from service manual) and I can see a bit of wobble from it. Is this little bit of play alright?

I have a youtube video of it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEq19qiRIJs

My car has 118681 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

After watching the video myself, I can say that you have no problems to worry about. The crankshaft is not bent. The wobble is in the front crankshaft pulley. The outer pulley is mounted to the inner hub by rubber and is never truly perfect. It will always have a small amount of wobble to it. This is normal during operation.

If you’d like a second opinion on this, have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, take a look at the timing belt and pulley in person.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The gears not engaging or disengaging smoothly

Hello, This may suggest the transmission synchronizers may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice...

Q: Timing belt condition

The timing belt on the 2003 Accord is good for 90,000 miles. That implies that if the belt was previously replaced as required, you have 43,000 miles on the present belt. The only way to determine the age of the...

Q: I'm trying to delete the power steering pump and just run the water pump and alternator with just the V-style belts

Hello there, the power steering pump is very important in the safe operation of your 1975 Ford F-150. Your vehicle came equipped with a power steering system. This system provides the assistance to the steering system allowing the vehicle to...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.