Harmonic balancas

Walter Bingham

Asked by Aug 10, 2016 at 03:28 PM about the 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an  1990 Mazda Miata. I found another harmonic
balancer of a Mazda 323 that looks identical. Are these
compatible to change out and swap?

5 Answers

Kelly Mayo

internal and external balance, width,dia outside,inside dia of snout,keyway...you did not say what engine/s if the same then YES>>


1.6 engine cross check part numbers 323, to Miata, But if it was mine I spend $40 dollars for a new one, after 16 years they tend to come apart.

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Walter Bingham

Thanks. I'm thinking the smart route is just buy a new one!

Bob Beaman

Buy a new one as it is not worth the risk.


Risk is extremely low if all measurements are identical. This isn't rocket science...use it!

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