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Old 11-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #21
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my belt is doing this as we speak.....its the 2nd time im running into this problem. im starting to think its a bad cam bearing or something
It's time to retire her... LOL
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #22
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Belt walk. As mentioned it is usually due to the tensioner being a little too tight/loose. One will make it walk to the inside and the other will make it walk to the outside. Really annoying.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #23
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Yup just plain ol belt walk. It won't do to much but rub the hell out of the outside edge of the belt. And shorten the life of the belt like to 55-65K miles as oppose to the 100K that it can handle.

But yes. If you re-adjust the tension, that will help "walk" the belt back the other way. And it should stay there.

Adjusting the tensioner while the belt is on may or may not help. Sometimes the belt is too tight to move it incrementally. But you can try that. Just be careful not to pass the windown to much. too loose and yes, it can be catastrophic.

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:20 AM   #24
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I've done a lot of these t-belts.
1. The tensioner is not adjusted correctly......at all, not even close. Pointer goes inside the little wrench on the tensioner.
2. The belt is toast. Replace it.
3. Drop me an pm with your email address and I'll send you the section 303 manual from Ford on how to do this PROPERLY.
4. If a shop did this, take it back.
5. Hopefully you had your water pump changed when the belt was changed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #25
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The belt will ride on the edge when you don't have enough tension; if you have too much tension it will rub against the head.

You might have set the tension level correctly in the begging but I don't think you locked the tension into the holder slot in the black plat when you applied tension. See how the tension tab fits into the square slot in the black plate.



This video may help too - http://youtu.be/d4IgVvfovhA
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:39 PM   #26
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My belt seems to be rubbing on the top near the motor, prolly 1/4" section of it. Belt seems to be tracked ok. Any ideas there?
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #27
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Tight = walk out
Loose = walk in

Which is opposite of what revlimit is saying.
Least far as I've ever seen.


I still feel that adding the lower pulley helps keep the belt aligned better. I've had less problems once I installed it.
But I'm still running a guided idler pulley as a backup option. Mine's just a problem car though ...
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:08 AM   #28
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Actually I like the super close up pics-way better than crappy i-phone pics any day.
Have you considered a guide pulley?
http://goldcoastautomotive.com/cgi-b...tive&item=2471
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #29
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Correct, ive noticed if belt is too loose, it tends to slip off the gears toward the passenger side of the car, the tighter you go the closer it gets to the engine, just gotta spend some time finding thee inbtween..
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