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Old 13 Aug 2012, 05:37 pm
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had someone do the timing belt on my daughters 01 cruiser. When we got done the car was chugging real bad at idle but ran smoooth once you were going. I changed the IAC, TPS, plugs, wires. slightly better. Got code 0172. Everything seems to be pointing towards the timing belt. I got it apart enough to look at the marks but I cant tell if they are correct or not. I bought the car not running so I dont know how it was before but was told it ran fine. picture number two is a straight edge from bolt center to bolt center
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 05:40 pm
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the line has to be dead on you are right it is out of time or one tooth off
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is it the left one or the right one that should be even?
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 06:01 pm
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I would gently rotate the right one down to match it up. Being off just one tooth is like throwing off your timing - idles like spit, but when you push some rpm's it'll run fine. Likely to be the big deal. Personally, I use both a blue and a silver sharpie and I make matching marks all over the place - literally. This way I have several places to point to that help keep everything aligned.
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 06:10 pm
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I'd say it's way, way off- You need to use a straight edge thru sprocket bolt centers
(This is 2.0 but same diff)
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 08:25 pm
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If you have the crank marks lined up, yes it appears to be off a tooth.
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 08:32 pm
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I checked and rechecked the crank its lined up.
doesn't the 2.4 line up slightly off? the intake side slightly higher? does that put the exhaust one on "centerline"?
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Old 13 Aug 2012, 08:47 pm
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I checked and rechecked the crank its lined up.
doesn't the 2.4 line up slightly off? the intake side slightly higher? does that put the exhaust one on "centerline"?
When you install the belt you leave the exhaust cam off 1/2 tooth. You turn the cam back to line up the marks and take the slack out of the belt. Installed correctly the marks line up as shown in the picture that Uptown posted.
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what is the "half notch" alignment pictures for ?
I see pictures with the timing marks lined up and I see pictures with the "half notch" alignment
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