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Well the Kia Sportage we fixed the viscous coupler on is back BUT it has a new problem. The belt is chirping and upon investigation I found the harmonic balancer is starting to fall apart. So lets see what it takes to get this baby fixed up... AGAIN haha
Other videos on this Kia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOIJNC42QwI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdjg32F1pHs
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50 thoughts on “Kia sportage harmonic balance separation”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Warren says:

    Hey Eric can you get where you live a product called rescue steel its like red grease better than anti cease excellent stuff Ron new 🇳🇿

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joel dixon says:

    This is exactly what I am trying to do right now,,most videos are the 4 cylinder and completely different

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jack eckerd says:

    How about if the bolt to the balancer is lh threads or rh !

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Dvorak says:

    parking lot repairs build character!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Victor Bellan says:

    Great perseverance , thanks for sharing !

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Looks like that harmonic balancer is fighting you to the very end Eric O she don't want to come off without a fight @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Gonzalez says:

    I wonder why they call it a Harmonic Balancer? It’s spinning at crankshaft speed, so it’s not a harmonic multiple. And most of them seem to be well balanced. Inside joke?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Akins says:

    Yup I had under a tree to do that

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Beardy Face says:

    Think I'd have reached for a 2 leg puller for that one before the air hammer.. personal choice, but I think there was room for one.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars graftonreed says:

    Thanks to this video, I just discovered why my ‘05 sportage squeals so bad every time it rains… lazy ass mechanics failed to put the under-wheel splash cover back on. Must have removed it during a serpentine change.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob Miller says:

    Parking lot repairs. You say it humbles you, shops around here could use that. They'd rather take the day off work.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars notrut says:

    6 years later …. is the KIA still running?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Andrews says:

    Thanks for the vid. Helped me !

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R Mc says:

    Panther pee 😆

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Viking 2121 says:

    My uncles 3.8 06 Sedona did the same thing, But the balancer went on the inside on his and rubbed up against the timing chain cover, we thought at first it sounding like a lifter, but it was the balancer, simple fix at least.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MoparDan says:

    Good job Eric! Your the man!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars steadyc1269 says:

    You saved her a but ton of money on the last job. And she gives you more business. It all comes together. lol

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Brockman says:

    wood wedge

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Powell says:

    i had a 350 in my vete do that

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerald Scott says:

    I replaced the harmonic balancer on a 2001 Chevy Malibu. The book said to remove the right front wheel and some plastic trim up under the fender. That didn't work. In order to get a puller on it, I had to take an angle grinder and cut a pretty good sized chunk of metal out of the inner fender. I cut and riveted a piece of sheet metal over it when I finished. Is that a timing belt behind that balancer? Bet that is no fun to change. Sure would be nice if manufacturers provided a way to lock the engine. This may sound silly (and it is) but I have bad knees, and when I have to work on a concrete surface I use a blanket and a pillow to sit on. I put the pillow under my knees. Tried knee pads, the pillow works a lot better.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stig Veijalainen says:

    Way dont use an pullr?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Anderson says:

    should have just used gorilla glue and glue the damper rubber back on lol

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hawk 1966 says:

    When your rubber lets go you get. . . ME! Yeah, wish I were kidding. Daddy's happy little accident.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TREVOR Sargent says:

    pet hate music in a none music video cmon dude

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James says:

    My wife’s 07 Hyundai Santa Fe with 3.3 L was the same way. It sounded like a leaf was behind the hermontic balancer. Love the video.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Allen Jr says:

    Should of impacted that center bolt on.
    I wouldnt mind! Lol

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeromey Green says:

    You put brake clean on so many things I was always told not to risk getting it near let alone on, do you find, from your experience, that it damaged rubber parts or removes lube from good bearings?

    I have melted some plastics with brake cleaner

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Will Rogers says:

    Comes in for an oil change, South Main, as usual, finds more money!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Uyeda says:

    Doesn't Kia have a 10 year, 100K mile warranty?

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B Souza says:

    Interesting repair. Hard to work from the ground. Good job 👍

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dale Almond says:

    Have you ever used JB80 for a penetranting oil

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KRTube75 says:

    Déjà vu. The front crankshaft seal on my Buick Encore started chirping so I spent Thursday working on fixing it. I tried a few things to hold the balancer in place with no luck. I then looked over in my garage and saw a ratchet strap. I figured I'd give it a try. Hooked one end through the balancer and wrapped the strap around the frame. Ran the strap through the hook a few times to get more holding power. Of course I didn't have an E18 torx socket so off to the parts store. Found one and I was able to remove the bolt no problem. These 1.4L GM turbo harmonic balancer bolts are torque-to-yield so they need to be replaced after removal. I reversed the process to install the bolt. Torqueing to 111 ft lbs was awkward but I got it. You then have to torque to 60 degrees additional. I didn't think I was going to get the full 60 but it's close. No more chirping bird!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Krystian Molenda says:

    If I only knew this channel before this problem caused me 200$ repair ;_; Then I changed mechanic 😀 Fun fact, i'm just before repairing noises from reare differential. Your videos showed me that's possible! Thanks!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Hamilton says:

    Glad to knowi am not the only mechanic who talks to vehicles/tools. I reckon that is part of being a mechanic! Love the videos Eric and Mrs O!!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Cool on the balancer weren't the two holes threaded on it or were they blank holes I was thinking if the were threaded you could have used a slide hammer or a pin puller on it no matter you got it anyway the sorento I worked on had threaded holes either side the crank bolt so I used the slide hammer as someone broke the bolts for my puller

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Greene says:

    Why would you not use a puller to get the balancer off??

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Bill Malec says:

    Supar seperation… Or something like that 😉

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars alienrocketscience shared says:

    That ain't nothing. … try changing a Sorento alternator, (had to do it TWICE) on the ground, through the bottom.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ivan Olsen says:

    from a curtain guy … I might even have a go at my sonata 97 balancer that gave up the ghost shortly after a garage changed the timing belt …. ….. … my history with cars is when you don't know about timing belts you don't have problems …. 3 cars have gone to god since I started having them changed

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Olmsted says:

    If you take a mapp gas torch and heat the center of the pulley where the washer makes contact for about 20 seconds it comes right off. It helps break that rust alot easier than soaking it with PB. Have a 06 sportage with 240000 on it. Replaced the belt every 60000 and have to take pulley off same way every time. Heat is a wonderful thing .

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Justin says:

    I'm fixing to have to do this to our Toyota Sienna… I hope the balancer isn't rusted onto the cover, I don't have any pneumatic tools…

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bollox 123 says:

    You made a real meal of that. Why didn't you take the wheel off in the first place then use a puller?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CinematicTouch Productions says:

    Hi, I know this is an old video but its still good today, I have a question about the anti seize lube your using, can I use my permatex to grease up my break pad ends that go into slider clips and the slider pins and rubber boots also?

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wyatt Burns says:

    Use gear puller with a slide hammer

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Second time watching 6/27/2020

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Larry Ehrlich says:

    When you work from the ground…you are going to use muscles that you normally do not use. Don't be surprised if you are sore tomorrow.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars KrisLX17 says:

    I had to replace the balancer on my 03 sorento because it came apart. But I wasnt so lucky taking the balancer off it took me 2 hours of yanking it and beating it with a hammer. Then when it finally did pop off it came out with the sprocket and messed up the timing belt. I was so freaking pissed off. What was suppose to be a fairly easy job turned into a nightmare. I had to take out the fan shroud, alternator, ac compressor, all the pulleys, belts just to put on a new timing belt. Oh and I had to pay someone to calibrate the belt because I didnt know how. Never again im gonna buy another kia vehicle!!!!!!!!!!!!!