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Timing belt tension

I have replaced the timing belt now for the second time, it keeps running off of the cam gears. this time i left the cover off to watch the belt as it is running, the tensioner is getting tighter and pushing the belt off, any help PLEASE! 1999 ford escort 2.0 DOHC

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  • dragster_23 Jan 14, 2009

    forgot to say so but i did change the tensioner and the ideler pulleys



  • dragster_23 Jan 14, 2009

    water pump is on serpentine belt, no rider ring on either cam but there is one on the crank

  • dragster_23 Jan 14, 2009

    have throughly cleaned all gears they don't appear to wobble or make any other crazy vibrations while the engine is running everything seems to be perfect except for the tensioner getting tighter the engine ran for about 1/2 hr. then got tighter you can watch the tensioner get tighter it has marks on where to set for proper tension

  • dragster_23 Jan 14, 2009

    sorry it has about 89000 miles



  • dragster_23 Jan 14, 2009

    that could be i have put on new parts that wasn't good before i was just out of ideas so thought i would try here thank you very much for your time



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Replace tensioner as recommended when timing belt is changed

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  • milespeed Jan 14, 2009

    ok we have some other issue causing the belt to walk.. is there a water pump driven by the belt that could be wobbling or failing?.. is there a ride ring front and back of the cam gear(s)..... a similar one at crank missing or ?

  • milespeed Jan 14, 2009

    another rare one perhaps.. the failed belt may have left debris or damage to one of the gears ...be sure all is clean not damaged .....mileage of vehicle? any possibility the thrust bearing is failing on crank and the crank pulley /gear is not in alignment with others..look carefully at engine from side for any run out of any of the reciprocating components

  • milespeed Jan 14, 2009

    defective tensioner?... i bet

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