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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:44 pm 
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Hey,

My drive belt keeps pop'ing off..... i think its cause the big pulley on the crankshaft doesnt line up with the tensioner.... but not sure... i have a picture here:
http://www.liquid-pixel.org/Images/DSCN0117%5B1%5D.jpg

if you could have a look and tell me what you think is wrong... and post up a pic of yours so i can see if mine is alright....

i have an EF2 Fairmont if that helps (1996)

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:50 pm 
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Either the out ring of the balancer is slipping off (likely) or the balancer itself is coming loose (unlikely).

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:51 pm 
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Just from the pic: Is the idler bracket tight on the timing cover? Also what are the bearings like on the idler?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:53 pm 
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yeah, the idler bracket is tight, and the bearings are fine.....

how would i slip the out ring back on the balancer...... or does it need replacing?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:55 pm 
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That was gunna be my next question :lol: If the outer ring has slipped on the balancer its rooted. Time to whip it off and get a new one.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:56 pm 
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crap.... how much would i be looking at aprox?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:56 pm 
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Yep, the outer ring slipping is pretty common as they get old. Nothing you can do but head down to your local auto store and swap it for a new one.

edit - you can usually see it. Leave the belt off, start it up and have a quick look (dont run the engine for long though). It will probably wobble all over the place.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:58 pm 
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Saiken wrote:
crap.... how much would i be looking at aprox?


~$100'ish

you will also need a balancer puller if you havent got one.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:03 pm 
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kk thanks

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:11 pm 
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got a mate to take some photo's of his engine bay and yeah...... thats the problem... and you can see where it has slipped

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:48 pm 
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you can see it in the pic, look were the timing notch is on the motor, sitting HEAPS over the harmonic balancer.
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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:12 pm 
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The balancers shat themselves because the oil would seep up the crank woodraft key slot and sweat out to bugger up the rubber and then the outer ring lets go. So make sure you apply sealant to the key slot on the new balancer.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:10 am 
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lol, shut up efgiar... if you had of been on msn i would have just sent you the pic... but noo... you had to be doing other things =P.
i got anton to take a photo of his and realised the problem aswell.....

 

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