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    edkrane
    edkrane
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    I’ve done a few timing belts, but I’ve never found the answer to a specific question… When loosening the timing belt tensioner bolt thereby allowing the spring to pull the tensioner flush against the belt… is that tension sufficient and does it meet specs for tension on the belt? Assuming you have a new tensioner, spring, and belt… is the tension caused by the spring the correct tension? If not, how much more tension should be applied to the tensioner so as to not over-tension the belt?

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    Trcustoms719
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    I hold a little pressure on it while i tighten them, so when the bolt is turning it does not release any of the tension.

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    EricTheCarGuy 1
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    It would help to know what you are working on. Different manufacturers have different specs for timing belt tension as well as how to set that tension. I always recommend following the service procedure for the vehicle your working on.

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