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How much play should there be with the timing belt on a 91civic


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If you can turn the belt more than 90 degrees along the largest span between gears it is too loose. And if you have it apart that far you might as well replace it.

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Odds are, if the code says a bad crankshaft sensor, then that's exactly what the problem is.

As to your comment about the timing belt.

Are you sure you really mean the timing belt?

It seems unlikely to me that you would have removed the timing belt cover, in order to make this determination.

I'm more inclined to believe you are talking about the accessory drive belt (AKA serpentine belt) that drives things like the alternator, AC compressor, power steering pump, etc.

This is on the outside of the engine and is plainly visible. A small amount of play isn't unusual.

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Shouldn't have a timing belt it will most likely have a timing chain, grab a hold of the alternator fan fins (with the engine off of course) and try to rotate the pully clockwise and counter clockwise. You should have no play if the timing chain is tight. If the pulley moves slightly the timing chain has play in it. If the chain is really loose it will be rattling.

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How to inspect the timing belt

Take off the timing belt cover and check for belt play, cracks, and other wear. There should be one 12mm bolt holding it on if you have the Inline 6. If you have the inline 6 and the belt has not yet been changed I highly suggest you do so.

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51 plate 1.8 16v petrol, aux belt shredded and wrapped itself under cam belt for second time in 3 years ! EVERY VALVE BENT

you need to have the timing gears changed and have the mechanic check end play on the crank shaft and the end play on the cam and check the tensioner pulley for wear. If these are ok then you will need to see if it's a bad belt, Never use after market parts for timing belts use factory parts so it will last longer. This is a common thing for a mechanic to forget to check when replacing the timing belt. Hope this helps and thanks for using Fix-ya.

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How to adjust belt sqealing problems?

If this vehicle has one serpentine belt chances are the belt must be replaced, look to see if there are visible cracks on the contact surface of the belt if so replace the belt if not then there may be a component in the pulley system that is starting to seize, the squeal is the pulley wheel offering more resistance at certain times therebye causing the noise, with the belt off try turning each pulley to see if binding is occuring, also check each pully wheel for loosness or play the bearing may be worn if play is detected.

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My engine got so noisy and when i removed the engine cover the timing chain looked a bit loose

The timing belt shouldn't cause the engine to be noisy unless it is so loose as to slap parts surrounding it. The engine will become noisy if a loose timing belt skips a tooth or 2 and messes up the timing of the engine.

On another hand, if it is visually loose at the timing gears it is imperative to get the system looked at by a mechanic. The belt may be ok but the tensioner may need to be replaced but if you replace the tensioner, you may as well replace the belt. Timing belt should have some play at the point between the crank pulley and the cam gears.

Take it to a certified mechanic to have it looked at and measure the play on the timing belt to check if it is still in specifications.

Timing belts are only good for about 60,000 miles. If you are over that I would recommend replacing the belt and tensioner but may vary from car to car. Check a repair manual for specifics to your vehicle.

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Why do you think the timing belt is an issue, you would be better to give me the symptom rather the question you posed, you can check the timing belt by pulling of the belt cover and putting the crankshaft pulley to the TDC mark and then checking the index mark on the cam pulley(s), the pulley mark should line up with the index mark on the engine, if not the belt has jumped, in this case it must be replaced, if you do replace the belt make sure all the pulleys and the belt tensioners bearings are not rough feeling or have play in them.

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