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Old 03-30-2012, 07:57 AM   #11
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Oh and next time you don't have to take such close ups, we don't need to see the atoms or it's molecular structure lol
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #12
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it is normal for the belt to be a little on the left side but not far enough to where it rides on the actually outside. most shops just replace the belt, they dont do the whole kit unless you ask them to! so im pretty sure the tensioner need to be replaces or tightened

if it rubbed that bad i would even ask the to do the belt again! you dont know the stress it made, might snap after a few thousand miles
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #13
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That's the original tensioner.

The pointer will go there if you have turned the engine backwards.
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:04 AM   #14
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That's the original tensioner.

The pointer will go there if you have turned the engine backwards.
Meaning?

Is the pointer okay there?
Turning the engine backwards bad thing?

The car runs great besides the vibration which I'm assuming is the motor mount.

No check engine like for vct

I'm just trying to figure out should I even mess with the belt or tens.

I won't be taking it back to the shop to do anythi.ng seeing how it was gfs family member if I have to do anything id rather do it myself at this point.



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Old 04-01-2012, 03:39 AM   #15
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Turning backwards doesn't hurt anything.


If you did turn it backwards, the indication of the pointer is meaningless and not valid.

I was just saying that if you turned it backwards, that would be why the pointer is there.


Turn forward and see where pointer is.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:51 AM   #16
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Your tensioner is clearly not tensioned right. Take it back to the shop and have them re- time and retension it. I'd be severely pissed, cause that pointer is supposed to be in the window at all times. That's why the belt moved to the outside. I wouldn't recommend just loosening it and re tension it like that since it is a interference motor. Make sure you re time it to ensure that it is in time when you re-tension it. Next time drive down to Texas and we'll do it for ya, we've done it numerous times already lol
^^this. The belt will walk off as it is doing when the tensioner is not set correctly
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #17
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^^^^he is right if you dont tell or ask they only change belt
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:34 PM   #18
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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
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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
cam bearing wont cause this. Setting the tensioner incorrectly will. The belt will find its own natural resting space on the cam gears, it may not always be centered. If the belt is so far off the edge it is rubbing, then this is not the correct way. At this point it is in your best interest to retime your engine and tension the tensioner correctly. If the idler pulley for the timing belt has not been replaced, this is a good time to do this as well
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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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