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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 9-10-16, 14:53 Thread Starter
 
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timing belt goes off track

I completed the repair on my previous threads, and got the new tensioner bolt in solid and straight.

However, I am having the same problem that caused the previous tensioner bolt to break. The timing belt starts to go behind the tensioner pulley, and soon goes off track on the camshaft pulley. It only takes 2 or 3 times around before this happens.

I can't figure out what is causing this. Should I put the old tensioner bracket and pulley back on, and see what happens ? I guess I will try. The timing belt is nice and tight when I release the pin from the hydraulic tensioner.

The tensioner bracket can't go any closer to the engine wall that it already is.
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Got everything put back together. The timing belt tracking problem went away after I took
out the washer on the back side of the timing bracket. But that seems like a real small margin of error, to cause that big of a problem. You wonder how cars ever manage to run as well as they do.

Hope it holds together.

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hi epxepx,

did you get a new tensioner and pulley? if so where did you get it from?
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All the auto stores sell kits with the pulleys, timing belt, hydraulic tensioner. Also
Amazon and ebay.
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