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replaced a timing belt now no power?

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#1 josh long

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 07:14 PM

I am looking for ideas as to why my car that was running great until I had timing belt issues now has flat power.......

Nothing in my set up changed. Would being one tooth off on the timing belts effect it this much? It is possible I got it off by one tooth on one of the belts.

It starts and fires easily, just flat power even on boost ( 10 psi wrx intercooler and bov) The turbo spools at the same rate just nothing.....................

Well I will tear into it tomorrow just looking for thoughts while i'm at work.


Ps I put the drivers side cam down and the pass side up ................ bet thats it. I'm dumb!

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 08:26 PM

Since you didn't list what model it is, it's hard to say, but if you run a search on timing belt replacement, you'll find several complete write ups for different applications. That should help.

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 08:30 PM

"I put the driver's side cam down and the pass. side cam up"

If you did this and didn't rotate the crank between setting the two belts, that should be the correct procedure. I prefer doing the pass. side, rotating the crank, then doing the drivers side, but that's just me. I would suspect you are off a tooth or something.

#4 josh long

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 09:01 PM

I have done this job no less than 10x on various ea82 engines.

For posteritys sake I have a 88 turbo wagon with a 2 row radiator, manual boost controler set to 10 psi, cone filter, WRX intercooler and BOV, a hard wired electric fan no clutch fan, all stupid vacume evap can lines dissconected and capped and a water temp and boost gaudge.

This thing ran like a CHAMP until it twisted a timing belt tensioner off.


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Posted 19 January 2004 - 06:20 PM

I flipp floped the cams to the proper, drivers side up, pass side down (without turning the motor over) And the power is back.

Now if I had not broken that bolt........ GRRRRRRRRR.


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