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Jumped time Replaced belt, WP and tensioner. Car starts once or twice, but then just spins. I take off the top cover, reset the belt and it starts once to twice again before it spins. Is it jumping? Why? What am I not doing?

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While the belt is off- check the other things that sre turned by the belt--the crankshaft of course won't spin but every thing else you should be able to turn by hand-Denny

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hello ive read you questions and the other experts answers and they all have good points i just wanted to give you my point of view
this belt tensioner is to be locked down so it doesnt move once the initial adjustment is made. what i like to do is turn the crankshaft by hand to pull tight the belt on the non tensioner side and this is when i lock down the tensioner .

and yes when a car like this comes in we alway recomend water pump, tensioner , and any other idler pulleys that each vehicle may need also we take care of any oil leaks at the same time . oil or antifreeze getting on the belt will deminish the belt life.
and on your question on the cam brgs being loose , the cam is the length of the engine and it wont move enough to cause this kind of problem you would see a large oil leak first.

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we do alot of customer cars that families take on vacation, and i dont want to be the one to ruin someones vacation by trying to save a buck. and when you are paying labor to have a belt replaced you expect it to reliable again.
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