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I am installing the timing belt on a 2005 acura TL. i line up the marks for both cams and the crank. once i install the belt, they are still lined up. But after releasing the pin from the auto tensioner and spining the crankshaft around they are always one key off? with both the cam shaft marks aligned, the crank is off on key. does the Crank also have to be right on the mark, even though both cams are dead on??? if so any advice?

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    Daniel Dolin Mar 15, 2011

    Thanks a lot it worked :)


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Yes, it has to be right on. Apparently the belt is loose between the crank and cam when you are releasing the tensioner. What you can do is take it off, line it up again, but this time turn the crank gear back a notch before releasing the tensioner. All marks need to line up after releasing the tensioner and rotating the crankshaft 720 degrees. If this doesn't work, please get back to me.

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