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Reply To: 98 CRV timing belt question

Tim Towe

It’s all back together but…. Haven’t started it yet. The timing belt concerns me. I tried your method from the video B timing belt and couldn’t get the front side of the belt “to stay tight”. It’ll be tight but then it will slack just a tad for just a second and go tight again. I have the engine all back together and have spun the engine many times by hand and tdc is always spot on. At this point I’m thinking of pulling the crank pulley and putting eyes on the tensioner to see if there’s anything going on. I’ve loosened and tightened the adjuster so many times I’m almost afraid to mess with it any more. Maybe I’m overthinking it?
I set the intake at .004 and exhaust at .007.