Mechanics

WHERE DID MY TIMING BELT GO?! >:-/

Toyota Camry

1988 Toyota Camry DLX V6 208,000. I was having some trouble with the car having a huge lack of power in the low end and finally figured out that the timing was WAY off. So I pulled the timing belt off and made the adjustments but now that i'm trying to put the belt back around the pulleys it seems to be several inches shorter. Did my life just turn sience fiction, or is there a tention pulley somewhere that I don't know about pulling it and thus making it seem shorter? I'm lost and desperate! Please help!

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T6rivals@hotmail.com
April 13, 2007.




Either you missed the belt tensioner pulley or they gave you the wrong one. Try again, also what adjustment did you made.

BTW what belt is this-don't sound like a timing belt to me. Please unconfuse me, am going bananas trying to figure this good one out. I thought I know Camry in and out. Now you're changing my thoughts.

Describe this belt and its location, I'll help you figure this out.

Rasmataz
Apr 13, 2007.
Either you missed the belt tensioner pulley or they gave you the wrong one. Try again, also what adjustment did you made.

BTW what belt is this-don't sound like a timing belt to me. Please unconfuse me, am going bananas trying to figure this good one out. I thought I know Camry in and out. Now you're changing my thoughts.

Describe this belt and its location, I'll help you figure this out.[/Quote: a5a77a5dd9]

Well i'm guessing I missed a tensioner pulley because I didn't take the belt completely off so it's by no means a wrong belt. Also, I'm by no means a top notch mechanic, i'm just usually competent enough to figure it all out as I go. This time around I took advice from a friend who has pretty good mechanics knowledge but might not have known what he was talking about this time.

Here's what he told me I could do. He said I would be able to adjust the timing belt without having to take it completely off. I would just need to remove the top timing belt cover, slide the belt off of the cam pulleys, with the belt off of the pullies I would then line up all of the timing marks on the 2 cams and on the crank shaft and then slide the belt back on.

I removed the top timing belt cover, slid the belt off of the puleys, lined up all of the timing marks where they needed to be but when I whent to slide the belt back onto the cam pullies it seems to be shorter. The only thing I can think is that there has to be a tensioner pulley that I can't see somewhere. This is my first encounter with a toyota timing belt and i'm now wishing I wouldn't have had the encounter. : -/

Is it going to be necisarry to have to pull off the motor mount and completely expose the timing belt in order to fix this mess or is my friend right in his advice. Keep in mind, i'm not replacing the belt with a new one, just had to make the adjustments. If it is a tensioner pulley that I missed, where is it and how do I loosen it to getthe belt back around the cam pulleys?

Thanx for all of your help. I'de be nowhere without you guys sometimes : -) This site has proven to be more benificial than I ever though it would be when I found it.

To do it right take all the covers off-you'll be looking for an idler pulley loosen that one and shift the pulley towards one side or the other. Note: don't lose that spring at the idler pulley. The tensioner and idler has similar function.

BTW make sure the cam and crank sprockets are all align by the book also piston of the No.1 is all the way up-then go from there. Don't be playing shortcut with your friend's advice be yourself and do it right the first time.

When belt is in place push the idler pulley to stretch the belt and then tighten it ( torque it ) then put everything back together. When you open up the disributor cap the rotor should be pointing at the No.1 tower. If not you have to lift the distributor rotate the rotor till it points to the no.1 tower then lock it down with hold downbolt. Ready to fire.

Either you missed the belt tensioner pulley or they gave you the wrong one. Try again, also what adjustment did you made.

BTW what belt is this-don't sound like a timing belt to me. Please unconfuse me, am going bananas trying to figure this good one out. I thought I know Camry in and out. Now you're changing my thoughts.

Describe this belt and its location, I'll help you figure this out.[/Quote: cc0e7523dd]

Well i'm guessing I missed a tensioner pulley because I didn't take the belt completely off so it's by no means a wrong belt. Also, I'm by no means a top notch mechanic, i'm just usually competent enough to figure it all out as I go. This time around I took advice from a friend who has pretty good mechanics knowledge but might not have known what he was talking about this time.

Here's what he told me I could do. He said I would be able to adjust the timing belt without having to take it completely off. I would just need to remove the top timing belt cover, slide the belt off of the cam pulleys, with the belt off of the pullies I would then line up all of the timing marks on the 2 cams and on the crank shaft and then slide the belt back on.

I removed the top timing belt cover, slid the belt off of the puleys, lined up all of the timing marks where they needed to be but when I whent to slide the belt back onto the cam pullies it seems to be shorter. The only thing I can think is that there has to be a tensioner pulley that I can't see somewhere. This is my first encounter with a toyota timing belt and i'm now wishing I wouldn't have had the encounter. : -/

Is it going to be necisarry to have to pull off the motor mount and completely expose the timing belt in order to fix this mess or is my friend right in his advice. Keep in mind, i'm not replacing the belt with a new one, just had to make the adjustments. If it is a tensioner pulley that I missed, where is it and how do I loosen it to getthe belt back around the cam pulleys?

Thanx for all of your help. I'de be nowhere without you guys sometimes : -) This site has proven to be more benificial than I ever though it would be when I found it.[/Quote: cc0e7523dd]
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Rasmataz
Apr 13, 2007.

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