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Alright so this is the first time i've worked on a 3800 and i've been stumped with figuring out what all was wrong when it was set to rest in a friend's carport. So what happened was that her father in-law was driving the backroads and didn't see this good sized branch in the road, ran it over and had it break the harmonic, puncture a heater hose and shear the crankshaft key off. I've got the front of the motor broken down and was putting the timing back on and i noticed a spocket that I previously paid no attention to. A quick search on the net and i find i'm looking at the engine balance shaft. My question is do I need to try and align the dots on this spocket or can I just make sure the timing is correct and keep on with my reassembly.
 

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What kind of car?
What engine? Vin C or VIN L?
Can you post pictures of it?

If it hit the car hard enough to do that much damage, I am thinking with the age and cost, toss the engine and get another. General rule, if crank has been hit, toss it.
 
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