Escort w/DOHC Ztec engine. Trying to remove head to replace head gasket.
Crankshaft pulley bolt would not break loose. Stupidly used the TDC timing peg to try and hold the shaft from turning and bent the peg. Now I must gain access to crankshaft area to straighten peg to remove it. (I have since gotten the pulley bolt loose so I can remove the timing belt.)
Can I drop the cylinder block cradle from the bottom of the block to gain access to crankshaft area without removing the entire engine from the car?
Any alternate suggestions as to how to solve the bent TDC timing peg problem?
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 6th, 2011 AT 9:16 PM