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This is a discussion on timing belt question for the experts (or anyone who's done it before) within the Maintenance, service, and repair forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; So i got the timing belt on and haven't released the tensioner yet. I've rotated the crank many many many ...

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    timing belt question for the experts (or anyone who's done it before)

    So i got the timing belt on and haven't released the tensioner yet. I've rotated the crank many many many times and every other rotation of the crank the timing marks on the cam gears go right back to where they're supposed to be w/ the crank at tdc.

    The question is, will the lines on the belt ever come back to meet up with the timing marks on the gears? I'm just making sure i did it right before i release that tensioner pin.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Also how close do the timing marks have to be. All of them line up really well except the bottom drivers side cam. It's not off a full tooth for sure but the 2 marks on each gear don't line up. The left one on the top gear lines up with the right one on the bottom gear. If i moved it another tooth then it would be off farther the other way from what i can see based off a couple measurements i took.

    Thanks again, in advance.
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    Finished.
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    so... what did you find out?

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    4k miles and no problems. Guess they're not perfect lines. Car runs great.
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    i noticed this same thing when i changed my timming belt i think its just normal that it looks a little off just before you release the tensioner but it all works in the end.

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    Yup, i'm happy with the results. Now for the next 100k miles.
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