04 WRX hybrid timing belt issues
I recently purchased a 2004 WRX hybrid. When I got it I knew the timing was off. When I opened the timing belt casing I found the tensioner pulley ball bearings all over. Fortunately the pistons and valves were in good shape. 1 slightly bent valve. The heads have been sent out and redone. The motor has been torn completely down and checked. New Manley pistons, cam gears, timing belt and tensioners.
I am having an issue with the timing belt tension. I have everthing lined up, but when I turn the crank forward, I am getting a little slack in the belt and the timing is off 1 tooth after that? If I crank it backwards, no issues. Any ideas?