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Old 12-22-2015, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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doohickey spring

is it possible to change the spring for the engine balancer aka doohickey without pulling the flywheel.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:22 PM
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Nope.

It doesn't make sense to replace the spring without doing the whole job, either, as it is no less work and only $40 more money.

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Old 12-22-2015, 02:04 PM
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But can the coil spring be replaced (with another coil spring) without pulling the rotor?
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:22 PM
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I see what you mean!



I have the torsion spring.

Read on the 'Net once, an owner had the torsion spring installed at a dealership; the OEM spring was left in place. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose; maybe insured balancer chain tension more thoroughly than with either spring alone.
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:17 AM
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I wouldn't leave the OEM spring in place; just something else to float around your bottom end when/if it breaks. With the torsion spring in place, the stock one would lose tension at some point and then be flopping around in there....not good. The dealership was just being lazy IMO.

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Old 01-11-2016, 11:07 AM
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To change the stock spring you must pull off the generator cover, which is the thin piece the left engine cover mounts to.

Once the stock spring is removed and the torsion spring installed, you will probably never need to pull the generator cover again.
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