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Old 03-29-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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New timing belt rubbing

So I've got a question long story short timing belt broke on car and had head rebuilt and timing belt replaced.

Now to my question,

I pulled off my ps motor mount "had horrible vibration" and I think this is why.

So since I had the mount out figured id take the timing belt cover off to have a look. Here's some pictures and concerns. It appears to be rubbing , is it normal for the belt to be so far to the outside ?




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Old 03-30-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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did you also replace the tensioner? and the pulleys? check the tensioner
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I had the same problem in my zx2 escort it had the vct on the exhaust cam. all i did was get everything lined up timing wise and loosened the t belt tensioner and slid the belt back to where it should be, tighened tensioner back and never had another bit of problem out of it. belt stayed on for another 160k miles. gotta love non interference motors. trans ended up goin out at 289k. wife said she was tired of looking at it.
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You need to re-tension it's ether too tight or too loose.
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I didn't do the work. So I'm not sure if the tens are new or not.

And about it being to tight or too lose. I'm not sure how tight the belts suppose to be.. didn't feel it before they replaced it. I don't think its been moving farther outside it just caught my eye when there's still like a half inch of room on the pullys for the belt to be that close to the outter edge

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The front crankshaft serpentine pulley should keep it from doing that................


If the front pulley is on correctly, I'm thinking the bearings in the idler or tensioner pulleys are bad.
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It is normal for the belt to be so far to the outside ?.
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no it is not supposed to b that far out it looks like when they put it on they did not put it far enogh back on the gears. u line up the split on the tab with the line on the base of the tensioner(it will make sense when u look at it) i beleive the torque for the tensioner is around 17 flbs. did they put on a new tensioner when they changed the belt? if not i would suggest putting a newe tensioner on it. learned by experience i did not change tensioner and when the exhaust cam jumped it took out two pistons and all 8 exhaust valves!
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no it is not supposed to b that far out it looks like when they put it on they did not put it far enogh back on the gears. u line up the split on the tab with the line on the base of the tensioner(it will make sense when u look at it) i beleive the torque for the tensioner is around 17 flbs. did they put on a new tensioner when they changed the belt? if not i would suggest putting a newe tensioner on it. learned by experience i did not change tensioner and when the exhaust cam jumped it took out two pistons and all 8 exhaust valves!
I'm not sure if they did they don't look new but that's the last thing I need for it to jump again after valves already been replaced

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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
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