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How do i put the timing on?

When i replaced the water pump my timing on the timing belt moved with the pressure of the spring tensioner. How do i put the timing on?

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Need to get timing belt on 2001 ford ranger 3.2l 4cyc


There is no 3.2 engine in the Ranger so for inforamtion I will assume you mean a 2.3 liter. Coutesy of a Ford Ranger owners website....

How-to: 1995 2.3L Timing Belt Replacement. I did my first timing belt on my 95 Ranger this weekend. It was a mild pain in the ****, having done it once it would not be too bad the next time if there is a next time. The factory timing belt was still on the truck after 190,000 miles.

My first mistake was trying to get the power steering pump off the bracket. The screws that hold the pump to the bracket are just a little longer than they should be so you have to remove the whole bracket with the pump attached which means you have to drain the pump and all that BS and disconnect all the hoses. I found this out after damaging the power steering pulley. My advice is that if you ever have to replace a pump grind the bolts heads off so you can remove them without removing the pulley which is a major pain. This is an engineering oversight and it really sounds like something GM would do. So REMOVE THE AC/Power steering pump with the bracket. Also make sure that the Teflon gasket on the high pressure hose is intact before you put the hose back on. This gasket is $4 at the Ford dealer. It is a washer about the size of a dime. The gasket rides on the shoulder of the hose fitting nut.

I would replace my thermostat at this time and maybe your water pump. I left my still intact factory pump because I have had problems with the Chinese aftermarket **** going bad after 10k miles. If the factory pump does not leak leave it alone. The next problem was the timing belt tensioner. It took me a while to figure out how to put a lever on it to take the tension off of it. You can get one in there between the tension spring and the roller if you move the AC compressor out of the way (it is always in the way). Make sure you align the timing marks first before removing the old belt. Put the new belt on release the tensioner adjustment bolt so the belt tightens then tighten the bolt again. Put the flywheel pulley back. Now turn the engine over a few times to take up any slack. Now loosen the adjustment bolt again to take out any remaining slack and then tighten the bolts and put her back together.

I would remove the radiator before starting. You are going to need it out of there anyway so you can get the crank pulley off with an impact wrench and maybe a flywheel puller.

1. Remove and Drain Radiator
2. Remove Fan and Shroud
3. Remove Serpent Belt
4. Remove AC Compressor bracket and disconnect PWR steering pump.
5. Leave the AC compressor in and move it around to get to stuff.
6. Remove timing belt cover.
7. Alight timing marks on all three shafts.
8. Remove timing belt. This may or may not require you to take the tension off the tensioner.
9. Loosen tensioner adjuster bolt and retract tensioner with lever between spring and roller and then tighten adjuster nut.
10. Install new belt and release tensioner. Tighten tensioner adjuster bolt.
11. Install crank pulley
12. Crank or hand turn engine a few revs (clockwise) then re-tension belt.
13. Put her back together.

Jul 02, 2012 | 1995 Ford Ranger Supercab

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How to change a timing belt on a hyundai Elantra 1.5 , 1.6 and 2.0 engine


1.5L And 1.6L Engines
  1. Remove all necessary components for access to the timing belt cover, then remove the cover.
  2. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing marks so No.1 piston will be at Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke.
  3. Loosen the tensioning bolt and the pivot bolt on the timing belttensioner. Move the tensioner as far as it will go toward the waterpump. Tighten the adjusting bolt.
  4. Mark the timing belt with an arrow showing direction of rotation if belt is to be reused.
  5. Remove the timing belt.
  6. If defective, remove the timing belt tensioner.

To install:


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  1. Align the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket and check that the crankshaft timing marks are still in alignment.
  2. If removed, install the timing belt tensioner, spring and spacer with the bottom end of the spring free. Tighten the adjusting bolts lightly with the tensioner moved as far as possible away from the water pump.
  3. Install the free end of the spring into the locating tang on the front case.
  4. Position the timing belt over the crankshaft sprocket, then over the camshaft sprocket. Slip the back of the belt over the tensioner wheel.
  5. Turn the camshaft sprocket in the opposite of its normal direction of rotation until the straight side of the belt is tight and be sure the timing marks align.
    NOTE If the timing marks are not properly aligned, shift the belt 1tooth at a time in the appropriate direction until they are aligned.
  6. Loosen the tensioner mounting bolts so the tensioner works,without the interference of any friction, under spring pressure. Be sure the belt follows the curve of the camshaft pulley so the teeth are engaged all the way around. Correct the path of the belt, if necessary.
  7. Tighten the tensioner adjusting bolt, then the tensioner pivot bolt to 15-18 ft. lbs. (20-26 Nm).
    NOTE Bolts must be tightened in the stated order or tension won't be correct.
  8. Turn the crankshaft 1 turn clockwise until timing marks again align to seat the belt.
  9. Loosen both tensioner attaching bolts and let the tensioner position itself under spring tension. Retighten the bolts.
  10. Check belt tension by putting a finger on the water pump side ofthe tensioner wheel and pull the belt toward the water pump. The belt should move toward the pump until the teeth are approximately 1 / 2 of the way across the head of the tensioner adjusting bolt. Re-tension the belt, if necessary.
  11. Install the timing belt covers and all other related components.
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on Dec 01, 2009 | Hyundai Elantra Cars & Trucks

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Water pump 2000 3.0 liter dodge caravan


For The 3.0 Motor. (3.3 Way down the line.)

Drain cooling system.
Remove timing belt. Refer to Engine for procedure.
Remove water pump mounting bolts.
Separate pump from water inlet pipe and remove water pump.

Timing Belt Removal
Raise vehicle and remove accessory drive belt splash shield (Fig. 66).
Remove accessory drive belts.
Remove crankshaft pulley and damper (Fig. 68).
Support engine and remove right side engine mount.
Remove engine support bracket (Fig. 67).
Remove timing belt covers (Fig. 67).
Mark belt running direction for installation (Fig. 69).
Loosen timing belt tensioner bolt (Fig. 71) and remove timing belt.
Remove crankshaft sprocket flange shield (Fig. 68). CAMSHAFT SPROCKETS To remove camshaft sprockets
Hold camshaft sprocket with Spanner Tool MB-990775. Loosen and remove bolt and washer (Fig. 70).
Remove camshaft sprocket from camshaft. To install camshaft sprockets:
Place camshaft sprocket on camshaft.
Install bolt and washer to camshaft. Using Spanner Tool MB-990775, hold camshaft sprocket and torque bolt to 95 Nm (70 ft. lbs.) (Fig. 70). TIMING BELT TENSIONER
Install timing belt tensioner and tensioner spring.
Hook spring upper end to water pump pin and lower end to tensioner bracket with hook out (Fig. 71).
Turn timing belt tensioner counterclockwise full travel in adjustment slot and tighten bolt to temporarily hold this position (Fig. 72).

INSTALLATION


Install timing belt on crankshaft sprocket and keep belt tight on tension side (Fig. 69). Install belt on the front (radiator side) camshaft sprocket. Install belt on the water pump pulley, rear camshaft sprocket and finally on the timing belt tensioner.
Rotate the front camshaft sprocket in opposite direction to take up belt slack. Check that all timing marks are aligned (Fig. 69).
Install crankshaft sprocket flange (Fig. 68).
Loosen tensioner bolt and allow spring to tension timing belt.
Turn crankshaft two full turns in clockwise direction. Turn smoothly and in clockwise direction ONLY.
Align the timing marks on the sprockets and tighten the timing belt tensioner locking bolt to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.) torque.
Install timing belt covers.
Install engine support bracket.
Install right side engine mount.
Install crankshaft damper and pulleys (Fig. 68). Tighten damper center bolt to 135 Nm (100 ft. lbs.) .
Install accessory drive belts.
Install accessory drive belt splash shield (Fig. 66).

Be sure to also replace all the cam and crank seals why you are there. Might as well put a belt on too.

FOR THE 3.3 OR 3.8 MOTORS.

Drain Cooling System.
Remove accessory drive belt.
Remove right front lower fender shield.
Remove water pump pulley bolts and remove pulley.
Remove water pump mounting screws. Remove water pump.
Remove and discard O-ring seal.
Clean O-ring groove and O-ring surfaces on pump and chain case cover. Take care not to scratch or gouge sealing surface

Installation

Install new O-ring into groove.
Install water pump to chain case cover. Tighten screws to 12 Nm (105 inch lbs.) .
Rotate pump by hand to check for freedom of movement.
Position pulley on pump. Install screws and tighten to 30 Nm (250 inch lbs.) .
Install accessory drive belt.
Install right front lower fender shield.
Refill Cooling System.

FOR THE 2.4 MOTOR

Disconnect negative cable from battery.
Raise vehicle on a hoist. Remove right inner splash shield.
Remove accessory drive belts.
Drain cooling system.
Support engine from the bottom and remove right engine mount.
Remove right engine mount bracket.
Remove timing belt. Refer to Engine for procedure.
Remove timing belt idler pulley.
Hold camshaft sprocket with Special tool C-4687 and adaptor C-4687-1 while removing bolt. Remove both cam sprockets.
Remove rear timing belt cover.

Install new O-ring gasket in water pump body O-ring groove. CAUTION: Make sure O-ring is properly seated in water pump groove before tightening screws. An improperly located O-ring may cause damage to the O-ring and cause a coolant leak.
Assemble pump body to block and tighten screws to 12 Nm (105 inch lbs.) . Pressurize cooling system to 15 psi with pressure tester and check water pump shaft seal and O-ring for leaks.
Rotate pump by hand to check for freedom of movement.
Install rear timing belt cover.
Install camshaft sprockets and torque bolts to 101 Nm (75 ft. lbs.) .
Install timing belt idler pulley and torque mounting bolt to 61 Nm (45 ft. lbs.) .
Install timing belt. Refer to Engine for procedure.
Install right engine mount bracket and engine mount. Refer to Engine for procedure.
Fill cooling system.
Install accessory drive belts.
Lower vehicle and connect battery cable.

Mar 29, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Trying to take off a belt drive so i can take off the water pump


newer motors have a stretch belt ,but not sure for this age so try the idler and put a spanner on the centre nut and turn clockwise against the spring loading to see it slackens the belt.

Jun 18, 2011 | 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

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What is a tensioner & how often do they break?


Tensioners are a sort of pulley that spins on a bearing that puts pressure/tension on a belt. Tensioners are recommended to be replaced about 50-60 K miles when doing routine belt service like a timing belt or serpentine belt. If they are not replaced the bearings can wear out and lock the tensioner and possibly break it.

Mar 09, 2011 | 1995 Dodge Caravan

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Timing belt


TIMING BELT & SPROCKETS R & I
NOTE: Some procedures may differ slightly due to engine
construction.
Removal
1) Remove all necessary air ducts. Position No. 4 piston at
TDC of compression stroke. Align timing marks. See Fig. 2. Remove fan
and fan shroud. Remove belts. If necessary, remove radiator and
splashguard.
2) Prevent engine from rotating and remove crankshaft timing
pulley retaining bolt. Remove upper and lower timing belt covers.
Remove spring from tension pulley. Loosen adjusting bolt and move
pulley toward water pump. Remove timing belt.
CAUTION: Ensure pistons are at TDC when rotating camshaft or damage
may result.
Inspection
1) Handle timing belt carefully. Avoid twisting or kinking
belt. Do not allow belt to become contaminated by water, oil, dirt or
other contaminates. Inspect belt for cracks or damage. If necessary,
replace.
2) Measure tension pulley spring length and force. Spring
length should not exceed 2.76" (70.2 mm) and spring force should not
be less than 197-347 lbs. (27-48 kg).
3) Replace tension pulley spring if not within specification.
Installation
1) Pull tensioner fully toward water pump side and
temporarily tighten retaining bolt. Ensure No. 4 cylinder is at TDC on
compression stroke by rotating crankshaft until keyway aligns with
mark on front crankshaft seal housing (12 o'clock). Rotate camshaft
until timing mark on cam gear (arrow) aligns with mark on upper
camshaft cover (notch). See Fig. 2.
NOTE: When timing marks are aligned as stated above, No. 4 piston
is at TDC on compression stroke.
2) Position timing belt over crankshaft sprocket, oil pump
sprocket, camshaft sprocket and tensioner in that order. Ensure belt
is positioned in sequence given and without slack between sprockets.
Loosen tension sprocket adjusting bolt allowing spring tension to
tighten belt. Tighten adjusting bolt temporarily.
3) Temporarily install crankshaft pulley bolt and rotate
crankshaft 2 complete revolutions in opposite direction of engine
rotation, until marks on crankshaft and front oil seal retainer are
aligned again. See Fig. 2. Loosen tensioner lock bolt, allowing
tesioner spring to fully adjust tension. Tighten tensioner lock bolt.
4) Install timing belt covers. To complete installation,
reverse removal procedures. Tighten all bolts to specification. See
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table at end of this article.
Fig. 2: 2.3L & 2.6L Timing Alignment Marks
Courtesy of Isuzu Motor Co

Dec 13, 2010 | 1989 Isuzu Pickup 2WD

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Changing the timing belt on a Hundai


  1. Remove all necessary components for access to the timing belt cover, then remove the cover.
  2. Rotate the crankshaft clockwise and align the timing marks so No. 1 piston will be at Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke.
  3. Loosen the tensioning bolt and the pivot bolt on the timing belt tensioner. Move the tensioner as far as it will go toward the water pump. Tighten the adjusting bolt.
  4. Mark the timing belt with an arrow showing direction of rotation.
  5. Remove the timing belt.
  6. If defective, remove the timing belt tensioner.
  7. Align the timing marks of the camshaft sprocket and check that the crankshaft timing marks are still in alignment.
  8. If removed, install the timing belt tensioner, spring and spacer with the bottom end of the spring free. Tighten the adjusting bolt slightly with the tensioner moved as far as possible away from the water pump.
  9. Install the free end of the spring into the locating tang on the front case.
  10. Position the timing belt over the crankshaft sprocket, then over the camshaft sprocket. Slip the back of the belt over the tensioner wheel.
  11. Turn the camshaft sprocket in the opposite of its normal direction of rotation until the straight side of the belt is tight and be sure the timing marks align.
    NOTE If the timing marks are not properly aligned, shift the belt 1 tooth at a time in the appropriate direction until they are aligned.
  12. Loosen the tensioner mounting bolts so the tensioner works, without the interference of any friction, under spring pressure. Be sure the belt follows the curve of the camshaft pulley so the teeth are engaged all the way around. Correct the path of the belt, if necessary.
  13. Tighten the tensioner adjusting bolt, then the tensioner pivot bolt to 15-18 ft. lbs. (20-26 Nm).
    NOTE Bolts must be tightened in the stated order or tension won't be correct.
  14. Turn the crankshaft 1 turn clockwise until timing marks again align to seat the belt.
  15. Loosen both tensioner attaching bolts and let the tensioner position itself under spring tension. Retighten the bolts.
  16. Check belt tension by putting a finger on the water pump side of the tensioner wheel and pull the belt toward the water pump. The belt should move toward the pump until the teeth are approximately 1 / 2 of the way across the head of the tensioner adjusting bolt. Re-tension the belt, if necessary.
  17. Install the timing belt covers and all other related components.

Feb 09, 2010 | Hyundai Motor 2004 Sonata

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Replace timing belt


1993–96 2.3L and 2.6L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Loosen and remove the engine accessory drive belts.
  3. Remove the cooling fan assembly and the water pump pulley.
  4. Drain the fluid from the power steering reservoir.
  5. Unbolt and remove the power steering pump. Unbolt the hydraulic line brackets from the upper timing cover and move the pump out of the work area without disconnecting the hydraulic lines.
  6. Disconnect and remove the starter motor if a flywheel holder (part No. J–38674) is to be used.
  7. Remove the upper timing belt cover.
  8. Rotate the crankshaft to set the engine at TDC/compression for the No. 1 cylinder. The arrow mark on camshaft sprocket aligns with mark on the rear timing cover.
  9. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
  10. Remove the lower timing belt cover.
  11. Verify that the engine is set at TDC/compression for the No. 1 cylinder. The notch on the crankshaft sprocket aligns with the pointer on the oil seal retainer.
  12. Release and remove the tensioner spring to release the timing belt's tension.
  13. Remove the timing belt.
  14. Unbolt the tensioner pulley bracket from the engine's front cover.
  15. If necessary, unbolt and remove the camshaft sprockets. Use a puller to remove the crankshaft pulley if necessary. Don't loose the crankshaft sprocket key. To install:
  16. Install the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets if they were removed. Align the timing marks and be sure to install any keys. Tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
  17. Install the tensioner assembly. Tighten the tensioner mounting bolt to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm). Tighten the cap bolt to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
  18. Make sure the crankshaft and the camshaft sprockets are aligned with their timing marks. Install the timing belt onto the sprockets using the following sequence: first, crankshaft sprocket; second, oil pump sprocket; third, camshaft sprocket.
  19. Loosen the tensioner mounting bolt. This will allow the tensioner spring to apply pressure to the timing belt.
  20. After the spring has pulled the timing belt as far as possible, temporarily tighten the tensioner mounting bolt to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm). NOTE: Remove the flywheel holder before rotating the crankshaft. Reinstall the holder to torque the crankshaft pulley bolt.
  21. Rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise two complete revolutions to check the rotation of the belt and the alignment of the timing marks. Listen for any rubbing noises which may mean the belt is binding.
  22. Loosen the tensioner pulley bolt to allow the spring to adjust the correct tension. Then, retighten the tensioner pulley bolt to 14 ft. lbs (19 Nm).
  23. Install the lower timing cover and the crankshaft pulley.
  24. Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to 87 ft. lbs. (118 Nm). Tighten the small pulley bolts to 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
  25. Install the upper timing cover.
  26. Install the starter if it was removed. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  27. Install the power steering pump. If the hydraulic lines were disconnected, refill and bleed the power steering system.
  28. Install the water pump pulley and tighten its nut to 20 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
  29. Install the cooling fan assembly.
  30. Install and adjust the accessory drive belts.
  31. Connect the negative battery cable.

Jun 26, 2009 | 1995 Isuzu Trooper

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How to tension a serpentine belt


the tensioner is spring loaded it may be stuck

Apr 23, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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86733GH3 REPAR TIMING BELT


3.0l Mitsubishi 6 cylinder.
support engine... remove engine mount... remove alternator, power stearing pump, compressor (if equipt) do not remove hoses from power stearing pump or compressor move them out of the way were they wont get damaged. Remove the tension pulley for the serpentine belt, and the tensioner for the compressor belt if equipt. then remove the compressor mounting bracket. Next remove the engine mounting plate and the crank pulley and balancer assembly. you should now be able to remove the the 3 piece timing cover. Once removed remove the tensioner spring from the water pump and loosen the tensioner nut. Remove the belt. At this point it is also recommended to replace the water pump and plumbing as well. The water pump service life is aproximately the same as the timing belt at 60,000 miles. This engine in stock form is a non interfering type engine. Meaning that moving the cams or crank out of sync will not cause damage. Turn each of the cams over by hand and line them up with the timing mark on the top of the back cover with the marks on the pulleys. Using a wrench turn the crank so that the pulley mark lines up with the mark cast into the block. replace the belt, tensioner spring (replace tensioner if warn) and tighten the tensioner bolt. roll the crank over 2 complete turns forward and recheck the cams to make sure the marks are still lined up. roll the crank backwards and recheck the timing marks again. (this process is much easier done with the plugs removed.) If everything is still lined up correctly (crank at TDC and cam pulleys pointing to each designated mark on the covers.) reassemble the cover and assessorys in the reverse order that they were removed and reinstall the old motor mount or replace if needed.

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