is the tensioner the problem
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1999 Acura CL Question: what do I do if timing belt is off by one tooth
Answer #1Tomiko February 13, 2013, 16:25Journeyman
maybe it is the tensioner, unless maybe someone installed it off a tooth
Answer #2Palo Alto Shell from Palo Alto Shell, February 13, 2013, 16:38Enthusiast
Replace the belt and all timing components along with the water pump.
Answer #3pushrod February 13, 2013, 20:08Master
What makes you ask? How do you know it's off A tooth? 2.3--3.0?? CL right?
Answer #4jbpost52 November 26, 2014, 10:10Rookie
Take it back to the mechanic who replaced the belt, if it was just previously done. Who told you it was off one tooth? If you havent replaced the timing belt recently, you are at the mercy of the mechanic who told you it was off one tooth. Get a second oppionion from other mechanic you know is honest and reputable.