Originally Posted by Hxc610
Hey guys I hope people still look at this i did my water pump and I'm trying to get my t-belt back on and I having a lot of trouble with it I check with three different stores and on line that I have the right belt and they are all said it is and I have my tensioner pulley with the grenade pin in but I still can't get it on I'm just shy of it I also check to make sure that there is no slack in between any of the pulleys and the none any suggestions??
It sounds like you have the right belt, because it is a very tight fit especially on the DOHC engines. I always have to apply a torque to each of the cams in opposite directions to give me that last little slack by compressing the valve springs. Once I get the cams set up properly, it just goes in perfectly. I've used bungees for doing this, but a helper would be much easier.