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How to put in time timing belt

We put timing belt, car is worrking but is cheiking and when put in gear died

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I think that the alignment if the belt was done incorrectly. Every sprocket has an alignment mark on it as to the way the belt needs to be installed this needs to be checked again when the belt is tight. The modern pulleys that tighten the belt will in indicate what tension the belt needs to have. The alignment marks meet up with each other. If is important for proper alignment. It sound like you did not have the car on top dead center or TDC. Therefore it is shaking back and forth and dies in gear. In other words the pistons are not making enough compression to keep the engine running. Look up on the Internet the alignment for your engine and it will show you pictures as to what you need to do. Also next time if you mention what engine type you have e.g. 1.8 l turbo etc. will help as well. I may have had a picture of the alignment for the sprockets. Good luck. Before I forget replace the water pump as well. If the belt is bad the pump will go soon as well. The pump works of the timing belt and can cause alot of damage to the engine.

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