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Timing belt trouble

Timing belt keeps riding over.put on new pulleys new tensioner and new belt but is still riding over and causing it to jump time.can anyone help

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    Evan Jenson May 11, 2010

    have you made sure the water pump is not bad? if the bearings in the pump are loose then the belt will not stay on. hope this helps

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Hi are you sure you have the correct belt for it.some timing belts have square teeth some round check this as well as how tight it should be .i use the twist test, the belt should not be able to twist any more 90 degrees at its longest run.check to make sure any of the shafts are not seized .in any case if a timing belt has slipped it most likely have bent the valves and the cam shaft may not be able to do a complete reveloution and stop in its travel and belt slips .hope this helps

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You have fitted timing belt wrong way arond the the tensioner

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You may have put the belt on with the ridges to the opposite direction.Timing belts have a certain direction where th ridges will not slip. Are you tightening the belt fairly tight ? Try turning the belt where the ridges are the opposite way. You will have to remove the belt.

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