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#1 BGB420

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:38 PM

i have an 87 gl wagon 1800 non turbo. the tensioner on the left timing belt went out. i pulled everything apart and replaced the broken stuff. Now I have the crank set to top dead center and the right cam mark is lined up with the notch. Now when i set the mark on the left cam pulley the rotor on the distibutor is not in the #1 position. If I put the rotor in the 1 spot the hole in the pulley is down and to the left. Is this ok or did I realy fu$k my car up?

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:45 PM

relax, these engines are non-interferance, so you can't break valves by doing the timing belts wrong :)

To save from typing it again, here's the procedure to replace the belts. http://www.ultimates...921&postcount=2

sounds like you used the TDC mark on the flywheel instead of the three dashes - a common mistake.

good luck

#3 MilesFox

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:53 PM

here is the OFFICIAL timing belt article from the USRM http://www.ultimates...tachmentid=2648
2nd most referred to next to the ticking article

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:58 PM

here is the OFFICIAL timing belt article from the USRM http://www.ultimates...tachmentid=2648
2nd most referred to next to the ticking article


thanks miles,
with the USRM down, I didn't know where to find it.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 05:42 PM

here is the OFFICIAL timing belt article from the USRM http://www.ultimates...tachmentid=2648
2nd most referred to next to the ticking article


Would this be the appropriate article for an EA82T as well?

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:40 PM

Would this be the appropriate article for an EA82T as well?

Yes, pretty much the same for all of the EA82s.

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:41 PM

Then i f*ed up. :)
At least i know why its running stupid now.


Thanks NorthWet

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 02:21 AM

You rule Hooziewhatsit. Worked first try.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:43 AM

Would this be the appropriate article for an EA82T as well?


the pics in the article are of a turbo motor. all ea82 the same. the xt6 motor is slightly different but the procedure is the same for it as well




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