Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement at your home or office in Bowie.

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How much does Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement cost in Bowie?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Bowie. Our mechanics in Bowie are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Bowie.

Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2010 Kia Optima$388$293.19$94.993%$400.69
2013 Chrysler 300$313$218.50$94.993%$326.00
2008 Buick Allure$741$209.21$531.948%$811.21
2007 Lexus IS350$422$326.97$94.992%$434.47
2011 Lincoln Navigator$441$336.66$104.483%$454.91
2014 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG$616$482.97$132.982%$633.47

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.


Recent Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer Replacement reviews in Bowie

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Damian

11 years of experience
465 reviews
Damian
11 years of experience
Damian replaced a harmonic balancer (aka damper) on my 1999 Dodge Durango. Initially, he struggled a little getting a hard to get to bolt off to remove the engine fan first to make space to get to the crankshaft pulley. He went out of his way to eventually make it work and replace the part. Although offered to perform the repair inside a garage outside at temperatures between 35-40. Tough guy.

Robert

20 years of experience
1089 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
Knowledgeable prompt experienced

Bryant

12 years of experience
596 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
very good.

David

16 years of experience
56 reviews
David
16 years of experience
Was on time and very efficient.

Kyle

22 years of experience
55 reviews
Kyle
22 years of experience
Finished in the perfect timing worked in the rain to get the job done!

Barinder

22 years of experience
40 reviews
Barinder
22 years of experience
Barinder is a straight forward professional. Knows what he is doing and quickly gets the job done with no surprizes.

Mack

22 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
22 years of experience
Mack was positively amazing. I described the issue, what I'd tried, and what had led me to call him out, and he laughed good-naturedly and told me that I'd done the right thing. He explained why I'd had the trouble I did, then went right to work. He even let me watch him work, which was a big help to me since it gave me an opportunity to see how it was done. When the job was done, Mack ran a diagnostic on my car and even pointed out some areas I might have issues with in the future, which is a great help since I'm no car buff. Overall, he got the job done in half the time I'd have been able to do it in, and was extremely helpful in just giving me information about my car that will come in handy. I'm always going to call Mack when I need work done.

Mark

41 years of experience
77 reviews
Mark
41 years of experience
Perfect

Ronald

41 years of experience
301 reviews
Ronald
41 years of experience
Ronald Little was awesome! Very nice and extremely knowledgeable about my Corvette. I will request him in all my future repairs.

Aaron

29 years of experience
105 reviews
Aaron
29 years of experience
Great mechanic! Aaron was very honest, he worked fast, was professional, and most importantly, he was a nice guy. I would definitely recommend him to any friend who needs automotive assistance.

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