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Replaced the timing belt however the car runs like it is out of time./ Can you time the car?

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  • Tyler Penman Jan 04, 2011

    What engine is in the car? Is it a twin cam?

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Hello! No, timing is electronically controlled...When you replaced the timing belt I believe it isn't correctly reassembled...Since I do not know if your vehicle is equipped with a 1.5L or 1.8...I'll give you both timing belt diagrams..Guru...Saailer


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1.8L

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2011

    In the information I stated that the car was 1.8 I was told that perhaps the valves were bad because when the belt slipped all the teeth it harmed the valves. Which would mean it is a serious problem.

  • David Burbee
    David Burbee Jan 05, 2011

    Hello! The valves may not be damaged...Let me make sure I understand the problem...After a new belt was installed the Timing Belt Tensioner wasn't set tight and the belt slipped; Am I correct?...Have you since then reinstalled the belt according to the diagram I sent?...What is the status of the engine right now?.................Send a comment...Saailer

  • dttech
    dttech Jan 13, 2011

    Hey saailer! I talked to this asker via live chat. He told me that the belt had broken. That's why I told him it may have bent valves.

  • David Burbee
    David Burbee Jan 13, 2011

    Hello! What is the status of the engine right now? Have you pulled the cover to see if the engine is in time based upon the diagram? Is the belt installed correctly?...Send a comment ...Saailer

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I have 115,000 miles on my car and it runs great. Do I need to worry about the timing chain/belt replacement?


If it has a timing belt, the belt should have been replace at around 80,000 miles. So you are running on borrowed time.
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My drive belt frayed away and came off..i would like to replace with a new one..my timing belt is ok..the drive belt runs the alternater,power steering and runs off the camshaft..does the drive belt need...


that is an accessory belt. no year car stated or make. wow.
it dont run off any cam shaft sorry, you sound very confused.

the cam belt must be replaced at 60,000 miles.
and is timed,
the accessory belts are not timed.
all are precision tensioned. to achieve max life span.

what car, what year, what size engine.
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1. Remove the timing chain cover. Its usually a black plastic cover on the side of the engine.
2. Loosen the timing belt tensioner. Its cylindrical shape thing made of metal and timing belt run over it.
3. After loosening it you can remove the old belt and place new belt.
4. Tighten the belt tensioner and put timing belt cover back.
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From what you're describing here, the timing belt wasn't installed properly to it's timing marks from the start. You mentioned it ran rough when you got the car back. That immediately told me the timing marks were not correctly lined up. If the belt wasn't tensioned correctly, the belt will gradually start retarding itself to the point of it not running. You did mention that as well already too. In other words, the belt slowly got looser and looser until the valves were not opening/closing at the correct time and eventually the piston hit the valve due to the lack of the tension of the belt not being correct. I really fail to beleive that the tensioner went out "all of a sudden" especially right after the water pump was installed. The reason it is recommended that the timing belt be replaced at the time of the water pump is antifreeze/coolant will SLOWLY deteriorate the belt causing premature wear. This doesn't happen in a week either, this take a long time to happen. My professional opinion is the timing belt was incorrectly re-installed when the water pump was replaced. I've been in the auto repair business for a very long time (28 years) and I have seen this very thing happen when the customer tries to replace the timing belt or water pump themselves especially when there was a lack of experience.

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