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Difficulty in replacing the Timing Belt. I have

Difficulty in replacing the Timing Belt. I have been able to lower the engine to the point that I have removed the Crackshaft bolt however cannot seem to remove the pulley in order to remove and replace the timing belt. There is not enough room to use a puller on the pulley. Any suggestions on removing the pulley or replacing the belt without the pulley being removed?

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The pully ( harmonic ballancer) must be removed in order to gain access to the timming belt...
Take the wheel off and the plastic shield off.... and you should find that you have room for a tool on that pully afterall.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

  • mn_frozen Sep 28, 2010

    In order to remove the bolt, the side of the engine needs to be dropped down, then per directions listed in Chiltons, "the engine needs to be raised back into position and the pulley removed". The clearance from the frame to the pulley, even with the tire and the rubber splash shield removed, is approximately 1" or less. When the engine is lowered on that side, the pulley rests at an angle against the forementioned frame so as to make it impossible at that time to remove the pulley. This vehicle does have a pulley for the power steering and air compressor/alternator. Thanks in advance.

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