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What is a Harmonic balancer?

How does a Harmonic work and how do they fail? A harmonic balancer is similar to an ordinary pulley but with several important additions. It’s also referred to a crankshaft damper, vibration damper and a crank pulley damper. Why would a pulley need to dampen anything, and what’s the deal with using the word “harmonic” in reference to a pulley? To understand what a harmonic balancer does, you find have to understand how an internal combustion engine works. Understanding power pulses Most people think the engine rotates smoothly. It doesn’t. … Read More


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