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Are you using a gear puller or an actual harmonic bal. puller? You can use air tools(carefully), or to hold the balancer/pulley still, use a chain wrench with an old belt wrapped around to prevent damage. I would not recommend a 2 or 3 jaw type gear puller.
if you are going to work on this car.. I suggest that you obtain the Chilton Manual.. sometimes these are available to borrow from your local library.. if not try Rockauto.com and purchase one.
Further I suggest that you take lots of pictures as you disassemble so you can get it back together.
need to remove harmonic balancer remove timing cover remove timong chine and gear and inatall the new one the timing markas are on the gear need to face the points aND REINSTALL ALL PARTS REMOVER BEFORE
Pull your Serpentine belt, remove the Cam Belt Cover, (it may be advantageous to remove front wheel in the Cam Belt side) Remove the timing belt and time the engine to specifications, make sure you are on #1TDC, remove the tensioner and replace. if there is and Idler pulley replace that as well. You can use Spray Carb Cleaner to clean the pulleys before replacing the belt. Note, you may have to also remove the Harmonic Balancer and pulleys from the crankshaft.
You start by removing the passanger side tire. This gives you good access to the area. The cam sensor bolts to the front plate above the harmonic balancer. You might find it easier to also remove the belt just for access. The cam sensor is seldom the problem. The common problem is the magnet in the cam has fallen out because the plastic holder has broken. You can buy the magnet and holder at auto parts houses.
remover the serpentine belt. Remove the water pump noting were each bolt came from for they are different in length. remove any hoses attach if there. Some models have hoses attached. . Use a gear puller to remove the harmonic balancer which can be rented at most auto parts stores. Gently pry the cover off
Take the shroud & fan off , loosen alternator and air conditioner remove belts, remove belt pulley off face of water pump, drain radiator, remove water pump, remove belt off harmonic balancer, then pull harmonic balancer off of crank shaft, remove bolts from timing cover, and that will get you to the timing chain plate take the bolts out and remove it.