Timing belt change - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Suzuki GEO All Discussion of all things, Suzuki and GEO

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-04-2002, 10:33 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-04-2002, 10:50 PM
Veteran
 
MrSurly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Central North Carolina
Posts: 1,327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
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
MrSurly is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-04-2002, 11:02 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-04-2002, 11:25 PM
Veteran
 
MrSurly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Central North Carolina
Posts: 1,327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
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
MrSurly is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-05-2002, 01:40 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 2,018
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
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......
Samurai202 is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 04-05-2002, 11:07 AM
Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Carrollton, Georgia
Posts: 576
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
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.
ka4yqi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome