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timing belt going in an integra?

Discussion in 'Integra' started by 91integrab16a, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. 91integrab16a

    91integrab16a New Member

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    i have a question. how much slack should be in the timing belt? i was driving and i heard a light clunking noise so i drove home i opened the hood and noticed my timing belt wilding flailing about on its pullies. it hitting the top of the cover. i was wondering if i need a new timing belt or is it just how it is sometimes? im a total honda noob so forgive me please lol. and how hard is it to change out a timing belt?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    you should have no slack in the belt. something broke under your covers.
     
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    ok yeah i definetly had this problem my automatic tensenor came off from my block and had to put if back on i would check that first but you probobly need a new timing belt it's gonna be about 70-80 bucks from the part store
     
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    91integrab16a New Member

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    my timing belt doesnt appear to be cracked at all. i heard something clank around in there and then the noise. then my timing belt started slapping around in the thing. it is loose as hell. think the tensioner just fell off? or a nut fell off the tensioner or what
     
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    The best thing to do is open the cover and see what's loose.
     
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    HONDA_PARTS_GUY The Harvester Of Sorrow

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    My money is on the tensioner being broken. If your belt is that loose, I wouldnt drive it. You will run the chance of skipping teeth.
     
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    definately dont drive the car. check tensioner and water pump. all the slack in the belt should be on the pump side, nice and tight on the crank to cam gear side. with only about an 1/8" to a 1/4" deflection at any given spot. if you change your belt make sure you change out your water pump as well.
     
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