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Tried to help a neighbor out his daughters car had the harmonic balancer separate from the crankshaft pulley. The repair looked easy enough, remove the bad pulley and put on the new one. Unknown to me, the crankshaft timing sprocket was attached to the pulley. Got the pulley off, the auto tensioner shot forward and I ended up with slack around the water pump pulley. My dilemma is how do I get the slack back to the crankshaft sprocket so I can put the sprocket back on without altering the timing. We clamped the timing belt after the fact to the cam shaft pulleys so it wouldn't move.
The chain adjuster will be ratchet adjusted so you will have to hold the ratchet out of the way while you push the piston and rubbing foot back into the housing check for a small hole in the side that you can insert a small bit of wire in to hold the ratchet out of the way
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Get a proper manual like Haynes (amazon, parts store, Haynes.com). You should not have to take either main pullel or cam pulley off to change timeing belt, you DO want a new tensioner and and new idler pulley (if there is one). Failure to replace these may result in a later failure that wipes out the blet, and possibly the motor (if it is an interference motor).
If you can change the oil pump from working on the front side of the motor, you are either a magician or a contortionist;!) and I need you to help me work on my car;~) It's pretty rare for an oil pump to go bad before 400K km or 300K miles ... the bloddy things are in a constant bath of oil!
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
This is the same as a Ford Escort 1.9, the #1 cylinder should be all the way up. To confirm- the crak shift mark should be on zero which is Crank Shift Center- THe camshift sproket should align with the headmark. Make sure both marks don't move. Align the belt- not too tight , not to loose
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
If there is no tensioner pulley then you will have to pry it on and off or remove water pump.
Free manual if you go to autozone..com and register.
or go to google ebooks and find a free chiltons manual.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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