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95 3000 gt timing belt keeps coming loose. belt got noisy and found the tensioner was shot. replaced it and the belt.adjusted it properly but it keeps coming loose. the front cams turn hard enought to colapse the tensioner completly. last time after readusting everything i cranked the motor waited an hour everything was ok. then started the motor waited an hour and still good. started again and waited a couple hours and the belt was loose same problems. tensioner replaced twice durning all this

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I had a 2.4 L engine in a caravan and replace the water pump that was controlled by the timing belt.
I was having the same problem, I called my bother in law to help. The crank shaft has to stay perfectly timing on the low end. The cam shaft marks are set exactly one half of a tooth apart. So when looking at it, The left side cam gear mark is a half a tooth higher then the right side. Then you have to try and slip on the belt . That is the easy part. When letting go of the timing belt tensioner the marks should line up perfectly across from each other. You have to take off the belt again and make sure you keep correct tension on the crank shaft so the mark is not moving when you are putting on the belt. There is a web site call The web site cost a few dollars but it willl give you a detail instructions on how to time the engine with pictures to guide you. This is the same web site the pro's use.

I hope this has been helpful.

Oh, by the way you are lucky because the engine is not an interferrence type , so you can not damage the valves at least. Since you know the oil pump is out of time , check all the spark plugs again , they are probably oil soaked .

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I can tell you the whole procedure. If you would like it please contact me. It would take me awhile to explain the whole procedure on here.

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