Hey guys.. I have got a question for you and maybe one of you have had a similar problem..
ok.. I noticed a weird noise coming from my engine bay.. so i check it out.. I noticed that the harmonic balancer pulley was wobbling around.. so i got down there thinking my harmonic balancer was fudged up.. but what i found was that its the pulley around the balancer its self..
i pulled on the pulley and tha balancer stayed in place but the pulley its self moved.. I also noticed that there was a thin piece of cracked rubber? in between the to.. how do i replace this to correct the problem..
when i give it gas to about 2000 rpm the pulley straightens and all is fine but at low rpms it shifts and rubs?
so do i have to replace the whole balancer or do i find a new pulley?
EDIT: Ive been reading and most are saying that the ist gen 6 has one big bolt in the middle but mine has 6 little ones and one big nut..
your car has 6 10mm bolts holding it on. there is also a big center bolt. but that doesnt need to be touched to remove the pulley. anywhere that says otherwise would be wrong.
your pulley is a dampener. and is actually two pieces with a rubber center. it sounds like yours has separated. or is really close to it. its happened to a few in the past so its not something totally unheard of. you just need to buy a new pulley. and problem solved.
Its not that unusual on these cars, especially now theyre getting old.
I've had to replace mine.
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I personally have a set of the g4 coilovers and they still sell k2 coilovers I believe that's what they're called. They're basically the same as mine. Made in some overseas company prob with slave labor. The big companies like tein and such don't make coilovers for our car. Some complain about the struts blowing out because of how cheaply made they are. I've had no problems thusfar. Yea the ride is stiff as [shizzle] and it rocks your kidneys every time you hit a bump, but the thing handles like a badger. Wicked on turns. Def worth the hard ride.
Another option is fitting 2nd gen suspension to your 1st gen. There's a thread on here about how to do the modification to get it to work. From what I remember I think the perches have to be cut or something. I think gavin did it. Try this in Google search: site:mx6.com gavin suspension
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