I need urgent help.
All was going well with the cambelt change on my astra 1.8 SRI untill refitting.
I have changed water pump, idlers etc and tensioner and it is the tensioner that is causing me problems.
I cannot seem to loosen it enough to get the belt over it easily. I have managed it once (with lots of swearing) as it was really tight but the timing was slightly out so I had to start again. There is no tension elsewhere in the loop, it is definately something to do with the tensioner. When I turn the arm anticlockwise it does move the tensioner but not enough.
Has anyone got any pointers, I am about to kick the damn thing!
I also cannot get the cam sprockets to line up very well without there being quite alot of slack in the belt between them. If I remove the cam locking tool I can move the sprockets a tiny bit to fit better but then the tool will not fit back in and I cant hold them.
Again any pointers?