1982 Daihatsu Charade Repair Question
The bolt is tightened to the crankshaft and whatever degrees the bolt turns, the crankshaft should follow likewise.
Crankshaft can be rotated either way for belt driven cam/crankshaft but never recommended for chain driven engines. It would be preferable to turn the engine clockwise, unless the engine works anti-clockwise, as with most older Honda engines.
Thank you for the answer. I tried to turn the crankshaft manually clockwise, since the crankshaft turns that way, but it is blocked. I took out the belt (the crank and camshaft are driven with a belt). I can rotate the camshaft, but the crankshaft is still blocked, cant remove the belt which covers the crankshaft pulley... Do you know what I have to do now to be able to rotate the crankshaft manually? Is it save to do this without damaging the engine?
If the timing belt had jumped tooth, the valves would prevent the pistons to go over the top to make the turn.
Release the rocker arm adjusting bolts and back off till the cam lobes do not contact the rocker arms and retest. If you are not able to turn the crankshaft any further, try turn anticlockwise and if the crankshaft is restricted after some turning angle, you would have to remove the cylinder head to check what is restricting the movement. It could be due to bent valves or somethin getting into the engine.
Was anything done prior to this occurring?
Pistons completely rusted, engine has to be dissambled completely!
Engine has to be disambled completely since the pistons are rusted completely.
Have the cylinder head checked since the pistons were rusted, meaning the head gasket could possibly be bad resulting in water getting into the engine.