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'01 Cruiser changed timing belt rough idle when warm
I changed water pump and timing belt on my wifes '01 cruiser. When stone clod it starts right up and idles fine as it warms up the idle gets rough. It drives fine put 10 miles on it but when you slow to a stop the idle becomes rough and it stalls out sometimes. I checked for codes but there aren't any, no check engine light. I repaired a vacuum leak, changed the plugs and wires. cleaned the air intake manifold and throttle body, new PCV valve. Still no change. I previously had the timing wrong and had to pull it apart again to reset the timing, this time I reviewed again how to set the marks and was careful to do it right. Plus I ran it as it was...mostly apart and then rechecked the timing mark spinning motor two times... check marks repeat... did this two or three times and was content I had it right. But still when its warm it won't idle. It runs drives smooth otherwise..... is it possible one of the cam gears is 180 out as I did see there are two marks on each cam gear. I don't know what to do somebody please help.
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yes greenchevy I did, I tore it back down and found one cam gear 1 tooth too advanced and one cam gear 1 tooth too retarded reset the timing and checked the two marks on each gear with a straight edge once the tension was off the belt. It took 4 or 5 attempts (taking the tension off the belt reset the gears then putting the tension back on and turning it 360degrees to check marks) once all four marks were straight (and the words on the cam gears are right side up) then just as it sat I started it and let it warm up completely ran like a top. Good luck let me know
When u checked timing marks on the cams. Did the teeth line up or the marks on the teeth. The exhaust cam mark is lower then the intake mark on the cams. Every time I redo the timing the marks look good but when I rotate the engine 2 times it looks like the exhuast cam is half a tooth ahead.
p/t head I,m having the same problems, however I did not replace the timming belt but I was going to and seen someone else had already done it. my idle is the same as yours, after it warms up. the timming marks line up on the cam gears, but not if you put a straight edge across them do I need to line them up with a straight edge? which I think if I do they will be about a half a tooth off???