Engine Timing wont stand still


Asked by Jan 01, 2014 at 08:45 PM about the 1987 Toyota Celica GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1987 celica gt the Timing wont stand still does any one know want causes this?

3 Answers


1st place I would look would be at the timing chain gear key way...or the oil pressure tension slide bar for the chain...??? something is moving and is not tight...

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Celica has a 3SFE engine has no timing chain,has belt instead. when I hook-up a timing light on it, I short -out the" E1 and T " terminals then I move the distributor see the timing mark goes back and forth does not stay put.

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Yeah the belt is most likely stretched, has it been replaced?

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