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Old 07-11-2001, 08:21 PM   #1
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Question Resetting timing belt tensioner!?!

As the thread says, How do I push the piston back into the housing?
This is for my 1996 2.2l motor.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-11-2001, 08:40 PM   #2
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Use a c-clamp - compress it S-L-O-W-L-Y - like maybe a half turn on the clamp every 15 seconds or so - take over 3 minutes or so to compress.

Use a small Allen wrench a a pin to hold it (but use the largest one that will fit in the hole).

If you don't, you will burst the membrane, it won't work, and you will have to spend $107 to get a new one.

Not that I've ever been so dumb to do that
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Old 07-11-2001, 08:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Blaster...back to the garage I go!!!
Will keep you posted!!

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Old 07-11-2001, 09:01 PM   #4
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you should post pics i am curious of what your doing eh.
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Old 07-12-2001, 01:36 AM   #5
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He is just compressing a little piston that is either air filled or fluid filled. It is used to push the tensioner pully so that it put some tension onto the timing belt.

I used a vise to push it back, be carefull pulling off the little allen wrench key. I snapped one in half one time and had to pull it back off and fiddle around to get the borken half off.
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Old 07-12-2001, 03:19 AM   #6
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Hehe, I'll spill the beans...

Blaster88 speaks from experience... The first allen wrench was too thin and it bent so he took it out and re-compressed the piston... a little too quickly this time and it blew the seal. Heed Blaster's words, compress slowly!
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