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Changing timing belt on 1Corolla 4A-FE How to change timing belt

I started this thinking it was going to be easy.
Now I have taken the pully belts off but it looks like I am going to have to take the pulley wheel off the crank to get the last cover off and get to the timing belt at the bottom
Has anybody got any advice on how to do that and are there any tricks so you maintain the aligment other than lots of marker.
I assume the bolt is s normal righthanded thread. I was hoping I could get a friend to hold the the top wheel and I would attack the bolt from the bottom, But that will put the load on the belt.

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    how do i aline the cams to the belt?

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Use na impact wrench to remove the bolt. lefty loosie then u need a pulley puller to remove the pulley

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