I was given a 1998 Chevy Metro that the engine was bad in. I bought a used motor from a company and put it in the car (1.0 liter). It ran fine for about 10,000 miles and then the cam gear broke. I got a used cam gear from the company I bought the motor from and put it on the motor. When I put the timing belt on, it would not stay all the way on the cam gear, riding approximately 1/8 inch off. I was unable to find anyone who could tell me how to fix this. So I put it back together and drove it. The motor has approximately 5000 miles since I did this and the timing belt jumped a tooth. After taking it apart, it is obvious that the belt has been riding farther off the cam gear as the housing was full of fibers from the belt. Any ideas what could be causing this problem and what I do to fix it? Thank you.
Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 2:05 AM