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**DONOTDELETE** 04-04-2002 09:33 PM

Timing belt change
I changed the belt but I think I got the belt to tight. When I started it. the engine warmed up and the timing belt started to make noise. Does anybody have info on the tension needed?

MrSurly 04-04-2002 09:50 PM

Re: Timing belt change
Yes. The tensioning procedure is given in the service manuals. You loosen the tensioner bolt and nut, turn the crankshaft two full turns clockwise with a socket on the center bolt, then retighten the tensioner nut and bolt. HTH

**DONOTDELETE** 04-04-2002 10:02 PM

Re: Timing belt change
I did that but it seems that the belt was to loose does it tighten up during operation .If I got the belt off one tooth will it still run.Or just back fire?

MrSurly 04-04-2002 10:25 PM

Re: Timing belt change
I've never run an engine with the belt one tooth off, so I don't know if they will run that way or not. And no, a belt won't tighten up during use. But they don't have a lot of tension on them when the tensioner is adjusted correctly. If they did, it would wear out the tensioner and the belt. HTH

Samurai202 04-05-2002 12:40 AM

Re: Timing belt change
They will run, there will just be a hesitation when you hit the gas, minor one. there is a brand of belt that is known to be real tight, can't think of the name though......

ka4yqi 04-05-2002 10:07 AM

Re: Timing belt change
Yes, it will run one tooth off. I found that my 87 was one tooth advance. it was like this when I bought it. Run great up to 3000 rpm, but after that it was a dog. When the other barrel of the carb came on it would bog bad, Reset the cam and crank and now I am happy with it.

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