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02fordsvt02 10-07-2012 06:56 PM

Tensioner question
 
So I have recently timed my svt and have a question, the tensioner pointer is over the index line like the ws manual states. I can rotate engine by hand and all is good its when I start the car the pointer remains in the correct spot but heres the problem when I shut down the car not the pointer will move a bit to the right completely out of the window. Now it dont do this every time and also if it moves out of the window as soon as I re start the car the pointer will correct it self and move back to the correct postion. Is this normal ?

SilverST05 10-07-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 02fordsvt02 (Post 4392300)
So I have recently timed my svt and have a question, the tensioner pointer is over the index line like the ws manual states. I can rotate engine by hand and all is good its when I start the car the pointer remains in the correct spot but heres the problem when I shut down the car not the pointer will move a bit to the right completely out of the window. Now it dont do this every time and also if it moves out of the window as soon as I re start the car the pointer will correct it self and move back to the correct postion. Is this normal ?

Have you ever replaced the tendioner? The spring in there actually slowly wears out. To the point that they actually recommend replacing the tensioner every time you replace the belt.

amc49 10-08-2012 03:38 AM

Running condition is all that matters, the variable timing means on shutdown sometimes a cam pops back a bit against belt because of valvespring forces. It pulls right back up as motor comes up to speed.

In short, normal.


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