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I am putting the harmonic balancer back on my 4.8 and wanted to know if I need to use an installation tool and does it need a new bolt. Thanks
 

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u need a longer bolt to help press it in....for the love of god dont hammer it in....and u need a new oem bolt
 

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you can put the balancer in the sun for abit to help, I usually use the old bolt to get it the rest of the way on.
I run a ARP bolt and can reuse but if you are staying stock you will need a new bolt
 

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How are you guys holding the balancer from spinning during removal and install?
 

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u mean the crank from spinning?
 

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Use an impact
 

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I use a ratchet strap on the flywheel and have also used a tool that replaces the starter and stops the motor from turning over
 

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Thanks guys.
 

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Not sure I can get a hold of the flywheel tool. Ed, I saw your belt method in the cam thread for removal. What about during reinstall?
 

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Anyone have tips for reinstalling the pulley without the flywheel tool?
 

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Ended up using a strap wrench. Worked alright.
 
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