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Saline, MI Transmission Repair Service

Saline Harmonic Balancer Repair

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We wouldn't blame you if you though that the Harmonic Balancer was something from a sci-fi movie, but it's actually a component of your car. The harmonic balancer is certainly not one of the more well know car parts, but that's not to say that it doesn't play an important role. What is does is help the crankshaft deal with the force of the pistons to prevent it from breaking. When a piston fires, the brunt of that force is absorbed by the crankshaft, however, if not for the harmonic balancer there, helping to stabalize everything, you crankshaft would stand a much higher chance of breaking. If you think you may need to replace your harmonic balancer in Saline, stop by our shop and we'll take a look at it.

In order to help absorb some of those forces and torque, harmonic balancers are made up mostly of metal and rubber. It's connected to the end of the crankshaft and sits right outside the engine. When you're driving your car or truck, your crank shaft can spin at incredibly high speeds; we're talking thousands of times a minute. You can imagine that that puts quite a bit of stress on the part. And that's the whole reason manufacturers have implemented harmonic balancers. They're there to make sure your crankshaft lasts day in and day out.

If you just pop your hood open and try to take a look, your harmonic balancer might be a little hard to find, but one thing's for sure: when it goes bad, you'll hear it. Because of the high speeds involved in being attached to the crankshaft, if the harmonic balancer gets loose ot wobbly, it tends to cause a loud rattling sound, accompanied by increase vibrations. It sounds almost like a rod is knocking in the engine. On top of that, since the harmonic balancer is part of the drive belt system, when it starts to go out, your belts can start to slip, or wear down faster, and of course, a bad balancer is never good news for the crankshaft.

At Saline Automotive, we're truly a full-service shop. We've seen it all, and we can fix just about anything. There's no need to look around in Saline for a replacement harmonic balancer service; just come on down to our shop, and we'll be able to get your car or truck running great again! Call us with any questions!

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