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Old 01 Apr 2018, 08:02 pm
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Default Brand new head is timing belt to tight?

09 pt cruiser 2.4 non turbo it had burnt exhaust valves so I had the head rebuilt and reinstalled it. It sounds louder now and was wondering if the noise is the timing belt. I think I may have gotten it to tight. Any thiidea guys?.https://youtu.be/8-eo3VguB5A
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What brand timing belt did you install?
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Old 01 Apr 2018, 10:19 pm
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https://youtu.be/rc7rU9hGCHY

This probably captures the sound better
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What brand timing belt did you install?


Idk what brand itís was a newer one that was already on it. This is an auction car trying to keep costs down already have over $800 in it lol
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09 pt cruiser 2.4 non turbo it had burnt exhaust valves so I had the head rebuilt and reinstalled it. It sounds louder now and was wondering if the noise is the timing belt. I think I may have gotten it to tight. Any thiidea guys?.https://youtu.be/8-eo3VguB5A
An over-tight timing belt is going to make a whining sound on the passenger side of the engine. It's pretty obvious if you listen under the hood. It's very similar to the sound that the alternator front bearing makes when the alternator belt is over-tightened or when the bearing in the serpentine belt tensioner is failing.

My advice would be to take the car back to the shop that installed the head. If they are honest, they will check it out and fix any problems they caused. If they give you a reason that's not their fault and it doesn't sound right to you, ask lots of questions and then come back here and post about it. We may be able to let you know if their reason sounds legit or not.
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Old 01 Apr 2018, 11:06 pm
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I installed it... lol so do I have to tear this all the way back down lol or is there a way to loosen it easier haha
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And if I do canít u show me how tight it needs to be
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Old 01 Apr 2018, 11:23 pm
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And if I do can’t u show me how tight it needs to be
Yes. Here's a photo from my 2005 GT. The spring will need to be centered between the metal tines as shown AFTER the belt has been installed and the engine rotated a few times to let everything setting in.



This is sort of explained in the service manual. If you need a copy, you can download it from my Google Drive here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9C...ew?usp=sharing

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It should be noted that while I am an ASE Certified Master Automotive Tech and an excellent lover, I primarily work as a Safety Engineer among other things and I haven't worked as a professional mechanic since I was young strapping lad with long sexy flowing hair before college. And even then, I mainly worked on big trucks and heavy equipment. Nowadays, I enjoy working on these funny looking little cars for fun and relaxation. And I help others when I can.
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Crap I donít have that pin can u just by the pin?
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The pin is part of the tension-er and moves as you adjust the tension-er.
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