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Engine sounds very loud on 2001 eclipse spider

I replaced the radiater, belts, hoses, plugs, and now my engine sounds louder while driving, and is quieter when i am stopped. when i changed the timing belt it slipped off, and on very easy, and nothing moved. could the timing be off? my wife is embarassed to drive her car. please help. 2001 eclipse spider.

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It sure sounds like you need a timing light and a tension bar to tighten the timing belt you can't run it around for too long with it loose could cause damage to such a compact engine. Try loosening the nut/pulley that is attached to the loop shaped eyelette, hard to explain (it's made for the bolt to slide in) loosen just enough to put some tension against the belt and then tighten while still pressing against the tool of leverage careful not to damage what you are prying against. This will most likely help but you will most definately need to re time as the belt is no longer in the correct position.

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