If you’re wondering why we are doing a post on this subject please read our post on why it is soooo important to correctly torque the balancer bolt on these engines.
The tool I have made suits a ’99 model Challenger with the 3.0 24 valve engine however with a simple modification it should suit any model Mitsubishi V6.
The Challenger has two holes in the balancer that aren’t threaded so it was necessary to either weld the two bolts on the tool or wind a nut right up close so the bolts don’t just twist, however the earlier model Pajero’s and the like have threaded holes I believe so it won’t be necessary to do this, just use the correct bolt and screw them into the balancer to achieve the same result.
The tool is made from a flat length of steel, two bolts of different length ( to allow for the thickness of the steel ), and a bolt,nut and spring washer. Without being rude, this is what my tool looks like and it’s dimensions should you want to make one like mine!
The arm of the tool passes under the A/C compressor and rests of the chassis rail and holds well even with 180Nm of torque on the bolt.