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Old 12-03-2013, 12:22 AM   #21
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A lot of cars also have 2 keyed washer that behind the timing belt sprocket and in front of it sandwiched between the crank pulley if this one is missing it will cause this issue.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #22
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No there isnt one on it the crank pulley is the washer and the other side of the cog of the crank they are both on there
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:53 PM   #23
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At this point I would flip the belt and tension it lighter to start. Once you turn it over several times you should see whether it is walking off the cams again. You may have stretched one side by originally over tightening it on that curved pulley?? By flipping it you will see if it walks the other direction under recommended tension. Then just replace the belt and tension properly. That will point to or rule out belt as the current cause of misalignment. If it comes out on the same side again, it is definitely pulley alignment.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:01 PM   #24
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Are you sure that there is nothing rubbing or keeping the belt from seating, ie the timing belt cover, debris, small gremlins?
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the timing cover isn't on there and okay wild child il do that asap to see I appreciate all the help guys
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Your timing chain cover is on there, the metal one, not the plastic one.
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does this car have aluminum underdrive pulley on the crank?
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I would suggest after checking the pulleys and tensioner, to remove the belt and flip it 180. have the previous outer edge now face the inside.

my new belt, after approximately 15.000 miles on my rebuilt motor with a full new belt/tensioner and pulley kit, lined up on the outer edge of the cam gears. I was super exacting in checking and double checking the tensioner setting after rotating the engine crank about a dozen turns or so.
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ive checked everything and i even took the metal timing belt cover off too i was thinking about flipping it then i was like ehh il see what they have to say but i do have old pics of my car before i rebuilt it the belt was also riding on the side of the cams also its not enough for the belt to hang off the gears its like lining up exactly with the gears on the outside.
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Mine runs flush with the outside of the cam gears
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