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Old 03-16-2004, 01:00 PM   #1
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timing belt withering away *w/ pics*

My timing belt rubs against the timing belt cover and wears the belt thin. I have had this problem ever since I got this engine, I have changed the cam gears, cam idler pulley, and cam tensioner pulley, and my timing belt still rubs agains the timing belt cover. anyone ever seen this before?





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Old 03-16-2004, 01:04 PM   #2
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that is strange. my belt rides right on the edge of the cam gears, flush, looks like it'll come off. it appears yours is even farther out than that. weird. did you loctite your crank bolt? once I saw a guy loctite his crank bolt but it wasn't on all the way, so it stayed where it was because of the bolt, but it just wasn't on far enough. that'd cause your belt to be out too far. hmm.... lemme think on it some more.

is it rubbing on the top cover? if so, just take it off. it's a shame to cover up pretty cam gears anyways.

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I took the top cover off a long time ago.
I have never loctited the crank bolt. I really have no idea what may be causing this...
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looks to me like its rubbing because it is too far off the cam gears, my timing belt is flush on the gears with on overhang. It looks like its rubbing where it's overhanging. When you installed it was it set flush or did you intentionally leave the overhang?
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I would definitely check your crank pulley.
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I made sure when i installed it to have the belt perfectly center on the cam gears.

Guerro: Why would it be the crank pulley? The crank pulley was on the old engine and never posed a problem like this.

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id try gettin a new belt and rehangin it, maybe that one ended up stretchin a tiny bit somehow and always moves itself offset. keep us posted tho eh
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this is the second belt. i thought it may have been that, but i quickly learned otherwise.
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well if there are any signs of wear on the belt you are supposed to change it immediately anyways.
did you remember to put the guide shim back on the crank gear?
i have seen it on other cars taht if you leave that shim off the belt can walk of the gears and start rubbing on the cover.
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well if there are any signs of wear on the belt you are supposed to change it immediately anyways.
did you remember to put the guide shim back on the crank gear?
i have seen it on other cars taht if you leave that shim off the belt can walk of the gears and start rubbing on the cover.
if by this you mean the plastic cover behind the crank pulley, yes.
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