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Old 10-25-2012, 11:20 PM   #20
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if that belt has been rubbing i'd replace it asap. i'm in the middle of a timing belt nightmare right now. doing an engine overhaul as we speak because of it. Gates makes a kit you can buy on rockauto.com that includes belt, tensioner, pully. i want to say it's about $70 but can't remember exactly. i believe the crankshaft pully is basically the only thing that keeps the belt from falling off completely. it sounds to me like you might have a bit too much slack if the belt is wondering, (because of old worn tensioner, as stated) this could also lead to your cam gears slipping out of time
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