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How to replace the timing belt tensioner...
For a 1.2 8v engine
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The timing belt tensioner is a common problem on the 1.2 8v engines in both the MK1 punto and the MK2. Signs of a failing tensioner is a grinding, whirring, squeaking or screeching (in very bad cases) noise coming from under the plastic cover on the drivers side of the engine. Sometimes the noise
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Hello ,

Thank you very much for your artcle.
I have a problem with the time belt and since you know so many things about the time belt, i hoped you could help.

I had parked my car and removed all the fuses from the fuse box because my car would stay still for three weeks and i did not want it to be stollen. Because of the municipal had decided to make some works in the road my car was moved without me to be informed, in another place. After i came back i have found out that the box which contains the timing belt had oil on it, especially from the screw and its top. Does this tracking of my car could cause a damage to my motor so oil to leak in the timing belt box?

This is a big damage and costs to be fixed. If i could prove that the two incidents are connected then i could make an accusation to the state and be compensated. Can you give me any idea that could help me prove that i am right?
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Re: How to replace the timing belt tensioner...

if im gonna change the belt at the same time do i have to make the marks on the belt/crankshaft?
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Re: How to replace the timing belt tensioner...

Quote Originally Posted by jonyid View Post
if im gonna change the belt at the same time do i have to make the marks on the belt/crankshaft?
Doesn't matter where the belt is - as when you put a new belt on
you have to align Both the CrankShaft and the CamShaft Pulleys to certain marks

Look here


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Re: How to replace the timing belt tensioner...

Just a quicky, my '98 Cinquecento Sporting seems to be having the same problem, any idea whether a quick dabbing of some lithium grease would do the deed? Or is it completely sealed (the tensioner)? Really don't want to spend any more money at the local garage :P
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Re: How to replace the timing belt tensioner...

for those who are changing their timing belt
couple of tips
get an new alternator belt, take of drivers side wheel and plastic inner body guard, and the plastic crankshaft cover, gets lots of access then
also the crankshaft/alternator drive belt pulley must have the little hole over the very small pin on the crankshaft
as per the photos link further up this thread, other wise engine will not start and you get backfires
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