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I have no idea if porsche put the auto tensioner on the 87 924s or not, but it seems to me the early 944's are just like the late 924's, but the 944 has wider fenders. Assuming no auto tensioner, pull the belt and align the timimg marks and re-install the belt. You will need a 15mm socket to loosen/tighten the tension nut, and 1 1/16?, or 27mm? to hold the eccentric adjusting nut. You will need a deep 24?mm socket and a 10mm to unbolt the crank pulley from the crank shaft to get the belt out and the new one in. Of course you have to take the accessory drive belt off first, there is a tensioning rod right the in front, the two nuts are 17mm, but you will need to loosen the a/c compressor with a 15mm on the front and a 17mm in the rear to let it swivel. I'm going from memory here so look it up, I might be wrong. When you adjust the slack out of the belt, you will pull the cam gear 1 to 1 1/2 teeth, so roll the cam backwards (to the passengers side, or dirvers side if you are a right hand driver, before you begin. It's similar to any car with a timing belt. will help, go to the garage shop manual section.

If you pulled the timing belt off with your hands, it was too loose, if you screw drivered it off, it's toast. The timing belt is $8 or so, buy a new one and put it on.
83 944
91 FJ80
84 Ram Charger

Last edited by mattdavis11; 05-07-2008 at 01:46 PM..
Old 05-07-2008, 01:43 PM
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