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1982 esprit turbo timing belt prob

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Hope you can help have got a esprit that i am helping a friend with and have changed timing belt & water pump, starts and runs ok and engine rev great but when you let off the power timing belt gose slack and jumps about, i am worried that it could jump a tooth have you any ideas that you could help me with.


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Well, i can think of a couple of things:

The belt is not tesioned correctly? or the tensioner is knackered.

The belt is the wrong one and too long or

The belt is not routed correctly?

Hmm. Thats 4!

Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi Adam - I agree with rocket about his top 4. How did you replace the belt - did you use a belt-tensioner gauge to check? more revving or you might not be friends for long!


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