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timing belt walking and settling h22a4
I installed the timing belt and adjusted the kaizenspeed auto tensioner so that the belt has the appropriate tensioner but when I turn the crank it seems to walk a little off the intake cam and settle hanging off the edge of the cam ~1mm. What could be causing this? Update: i was able to fix this problem. what happened for me was i had to redo all my work. if you are using the kaizenspeed tensioner, it can be too tight or too loose which will cause the timing belt to walk. at first i thought it was one of the bolts that held the auto tensioner assembly was bent, most likely the one that holds the water pump in the block. i would try redoing your work and putting on the balance shaft belt. check the tension for both belts and see if it continues to walk.
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