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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Is my timing belt about to slip? (includes video)
How can you tell if the tensioner is working ok?
I have a similar thread going, though nowhere near as loose.
Picked up my 156ts a week ago. Timing belt was changed by previous owner 1200 miles ago. I had the cover open to investigate a "squeek", which turned out to be the aux belt tensioner. While I was in there, I checked the condition of the timing belt and noticed it was loose at 1 point.
I have never come across this before, but with it having so many pulleys, I wanted a second, third or fourth opinion.
I have the picture below to show the loose section. Whilst the rest of the belt feels sound, the red section highlighted has a little play in it, so much so that I can freely rotate the pulley wheel I have coloured red.
Any ideas.... as I dont know if the tensioner
"If it can't be fixed with a hammer, your problems electrical!"
Last edited by Prof Peach; 23-08-10 at 01:50.