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Old 03-22-2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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Just finished my engine rebuild and started putting on the timing belt. I got everything aligned and it looked great until I started spinning it over to make sure my marks are right on.

Seems when I turn the motor over the belt slowly moves backwards towards the rear of the engine and starts to rub against the plate that bolts behind the cam gears. I installed everything exactly how I removed it and before my rebuild I did not have this problem. The ONLY difference is the crankshaft pulley gear for the timing belt. I had to damage it to remove the old one so I got another one off of a guy here locally, same 1.8 engine and exact same pulley so I wouldn't think that is the problem. The old gear is the only thing I had touched and damaged during the tear down, any suggestions?
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Does this also happen with your old timing belt, or have you tossed it?
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crank pulley have the guide on the rear?
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i will reinstall my old belt tonight, but my pulley does have the stopper on the back. rick, where about are you in granbury? im out on 144 off of 377
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Alta Vista Ct. just North of the lake. ~10 clicks from MSR-C.
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