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Ford Mustang are ford Harmonic Balancer difference between

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are ford Harmonic Balancer difference between 94 3.8 and 96 3.8? what about A.T. and manual
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Steve replied 6 years ago.

Steve :

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Steve :

the diffeence is you have teeth on the balancer for spark

Steve :

the 96 has a wheel that the crank sensor reads for spark the 94 does not

Customer :

my 94 has teeth on balancer, is 96 pulley is not same with my 94 look at previous message the p/n on pulley on 96

Steve :

hi

Steve :

are you asking about the flexplate?

Customer :

yes does the 94 flexplate match with 96 balancer

Steve :

yes it should work they never changed the desighn of the engine

Steve :

or trans

Customer :

when install flexplate on the eng that have been mark before remove it will it cause out of balance?

Steve :

no it will not

Customer :

sorry I mean not mark before remove it

Steve :

doing research hang on

Steve :

the vibration dampbner will go on only one way

Steve :

the flywheel need some special care

Steve :

click on the blue link for directions on replacement

Steve :

any question on the pdf info after clicking on the blue link?

Customer :

it little confusing about balance pin, when using the old flexplate of my 94 put it on 96 which didn't mark for aligment

Steve :

did the old one you took off have balance pins?

Customer :

is 96 balance have diffent between flexplate and flywheel?

Steve :

the flywheel is the flex plate

Steve :

that is just what they are calling it in the book flywheel instead of flex plate

Customer :

I didn't know did not look for it I mean automatic or standard transmission

Steve :

you are putting a auto on the flex plate?

Customer :

when I got the 96 motor it didnt come with flexplate (a.t) or flywheel (standard trans) the question is does flywheel have differences balance

Steve :

I have replace a few flex plates in my time and i have never had a problem. It is always wise to mark it and reinstall in the same position but if that is not possible I would not worry about it. never had a problem.

Customer :

the problem I'm having is the eng is out balance with it idle or accelerated the car shake bad

Steve :

ok now we are getting down to the problem or the concern

Steve :

check the motor mounts first put a pry bar on them and see if they move or put pressure on them and see if the vibration goes away

Steve :

do the same with the exhaust

Steve :

if ok then you probably have a vibration dampener or flex plate issue

Customer :

that what to know if there is diffence on standard trans / automatic trans vibration dampener?

Steve :

the vibration dampner is the same should not matter

Steve :

I have seen vibration dampeners slip look for rubber pushing out or misaligned

Customer :

this vibration dampner is differ from all other vibration dampner that it see on 3.8

Steve :

what do you mean?

Customer :

the part number i gave you early which look like that pulley and vibration dampner is one piece

Steve :

I would go get the proper part and put it on and see what happens

Customer :

ok I which I could sent you picture of it so you can see what i was talk about because it with motor that from recycle yard

Steve :

you will have to sensd the pics over this chat

Steve :

save to your computer and click on the tree in the menu above

Customer :

96 balancer
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Steve :

does not look to bad

Steve :

some of the rubber is pocking out may have slipped a little

Customer :

marking on the dampner is differ than orginal

Customer :

timing mark

Steve :

that should not matter the main thing is the placement of the dampner weights

Steve :

or the rubber slipping

Steve :

causing the weights to be offset

Steve :

when running does the dampner vibrate or wobble

Customer :

no

Steve :

It might be ok then looks ok

Steve :

check the exhaust mounts and the motor

Steve :

mounts

Customer :

new motor mounts the eng dont back fire or spurter

Steve :

I would put a pry bar on them just to make sure and also on the exhaust if ok replace the dampener with the correct part number

Customer :

thanks for trying help me

Steve :

your welcome

Steve :

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Customer :

the answers may be helpful but it didn't help what I was looking for but I did find out what I was looking the balancer was for 99 to 04 3.8 but flexplate was wrong I put 94 which it not interchangeable,with 96 to 04 eng. the 96 motor was rebuild by ford in 2000 i.a.w data plate on the motor ( F6zz-6606-xrm) date rebuild 5 000 also the crankshaft was same from 96 to 04 that why I think flexplate may be problem.

Steve :

Replace the flex plate with the right one

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