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Harmonic balancer puller bolts thread size

The Harmonic balancer puller from Auto Zone comes with 3/8 by 24 coarse and fine thread bolts, already messed up threads on end of one of the coarse thread puller bolts, none of the Part stores have a Harmonic balancer in stock so I can check the threads on a new one.

Searched online and in hear, the only posts I found were unanswered.

I can't believe no one knows which threads, coarse or fine!?
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I'm not home to check, but my set from Harbor Freight has SAE and Metric bolts.


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I'm almost sure they are 3/8 - 16 bolts. You might need to run a tap into it to clean out the accumulated gunk/dirt - they are usually pretty nasty in there.

Edit - ok, I admit it, I was bored - I went out and ran a 3/8-16 tap into mine - fits perfectly.

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Thanks RT, they were 3/8 - 16, nasty was an understatement, 350K of US and CAN salt took its toll. I had trouble getting a thread chaser through them. The rubber looked pretty good though, I wonder if they go bad more in hotter climates? I melted a ruler on my dashboard once driving through Phoenix AZ into the LA area , AC needed charged and wouldn't cut the mustard. I spend more time running into Western CAN from IN.

I am trying to get that oil pump off there to see if it looks like the source of my metal in the HPOP reservoir and injectors.
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