Re: 97 Escort SOHC Timing Belt Tensioner/Slack Problem
when the timing marks are lined up I can't get the slack out of the right hand side(non tensioner side)from the crank to the cam, the teeth just don't line up right to get the slack out. There is no way the belt will stretch enough to make it tight. I can rotate the crank gear counter clockwise a bit and get it tight then release the tensioner and it will stay tight, but the marks don't line up when I roll it through twice. I have the correct belt.