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How much does Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement cost?

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Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2015 Kia Optima$450$326.97$123.483%$466.72
2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500$395$167.36$227.977%$425.36
2014 Hyundai Genesis$371$228.78$142.484%$390.03
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK350$460$326.97$132.983%$477.47
2013 Mercedes-Benz S400$616$482.97$132.982%$633.47
2011 Porsche Cayenne$749$482.97$265.974%$783.97

Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement Service

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.


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James

30 years of experience
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James
30 years of experience
Ford Mustang V6-4.0L - Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement - Deltona, Florida
James was fantastic i usually only work on my own car but i couldn't find the problem at hand and mr james found it in no time and got it done he was the best thank God for mr james

Ronald

41 years of experience
307 reviews
Ronald
41 years of experience
Chevrolet Corvette V8-5.7L - Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer - Houston, Texas
Ronald Little was awesome! Very nice and extremely knowledgeable about my Corvette. I will request him in all my future repairs.

Manuel

32 years of experience
579 reviews
Manuel
32 years of experience
Toyota Camry L4-2.2L - Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer - Bellflower, California
On time. Worked diligently. Even under 5 minutes diagnosed why my car was misfiring which he was there to replace the harmonic balancer

Chris

18 years of experience
492 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Acura RL V6-3.5L - Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer - Plano, Texas
I am grateful for the services Chris provided. I was out of town when I took the chance and requested Your Mechanic to have someone service my car. Chris provided great quality work in a very timely manner. He even took the time to inspect my vehicle and quoted future must needed services. Great Job Chris!

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