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I changed the water pump, timing belt and balance belt on my car. it has a engine balance problem at low rpm, I have triple checked all the settings, based on the Chilton manual and watched a You Tube very through video, what have I done wrong

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    Fernand Luc Bergeron Jan 02, 2011

    did you check/replace the cam shaft ? their is a balancer on those

  • ring_wayne Jan 02, 2011

    This is my daughters car, she was dring and it stalled on her. After taking it apart the timing belt and water pump was hammered. Have replaced all with new parts, set all marks according the specs, the cam sprocket marks are clearly visible and aligned with the head


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Perhaps one of the cam pulleys rotated slightly before the belt was fully installed leading to a valve timing issue? This can certainly cause engine balance problems, especially when performed by a shadetree mechanic.

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