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 Post subject: EF falcon drive belt not sitting properly
Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:17 pm 
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Hey guys, I noticed my drive belt was sitting a few mm off my water pump pulley, I replaced my harmonic balancer thinking that it was causing it to be misaligned however after replacing it, the belt still doesnt sit right. Any one have any ideas? :?:

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 Post subject: Re: EF falcon drive belt not sitting properly
Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:58 pm 
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it does look a few mil out, have you removed the belt and checked for any play in the idelers or other pulleys?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF falcon drive belt not sitting properly
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:57 pm 
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Yeah, i just did then, couldnt find anything wrong, I replaced the tensioner with the one off my el parts car just for safe measure and still out.
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 Post subject: Re: EF falcon drive belt not sitting properly
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: EF falcon drive belt not sitting properly
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:11 am 
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Make sure the tensioners you're using don't have a gap ( > roughly 1 mm or so) between the fixed part and the movable part - some have a tendency over time to separate, causing the belt to misalign.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF falcon drive belt not sitting properly
Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:46 pm 
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yes as snap0964 says, check the tensioner. the idler pulleys may seem fine but the pivot point wears causing the belt to be misaligned. it happened to me on my el futura,
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