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Old 01-21-2011, 06:17 PM
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just changed the timing belt in my cirrus, lined all the marks up just like the haynes says, and got it all back together and it run a little rough, so i figured i was off a tooth, so i tore it back down again realigned everything went foward a tooth put it all back together and it still run rough, so I tore it back down again went back 2 teeth to count for the advance, should put be back one tooth from original, and heard a little tapping when it run, i immediatly cut the engine off and crossed my fingers i didnt do what i think i did, and yes i rotated the engine twice by hand before attempting to crank it, and felt no resistance so i figured i was safe, after the first time i pulled it off i noticed the harmonic balancer wasnt all the way on but pretty close, I done everything by the book crankshaft mark on the trailing edge of the sprocket tooth
exhaust cam shaft cocked down half a tooth before install of the belt to allow for tension slack, really dont know what else to do, and wonder if i did indeed bend a valve
like i said it was a very lite tap, would being one tooth off either way be enough to cause damage...thanks..
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:21 PM
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well i figured out what i did wrong, when i was putting it back together the intake cam slipped a little the wrong way so i was 2 teeth off instead of one, runs like a top now, was worried about valve damage but i put about 70 miles on her today and no problem, to anyone attempting this, it took me a better part of a day the first time just to get the timing belt off, mostly time spent on the harmonic balancer i got it off easy with a three jaw puller, putting it back on however with my limited experience proved challenging as i opted out of the hammer it on approach, and after searching 2 auto zones and 2 advance auto parts for loaner tools, they had no clue, I guess the cirrus isn't that popular, anyway I went to napa and got a 12 by 1.75 bolt about an inch longer than the original and with the help of a ton of washers and a lite coating of grease I got it back on, I am not a mechanic by no means but i would rather take the time to learn how to do these things myself, than get bent over by these crooks around here, it's funny it took me a whole day to get the belt off and back on only to realize i was a couple of teeth off, right now, I could change that sucker out in about an hour....
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:34 PM
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12 by 1.75 bolt about an inch longer than the original and with the help of a ton of washers and a lite coating of grease
That is all the professional installer tool is.......

Not a big deal now...but for next time.... the grease is a No-No...
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