Need to do a timing belt on my 1993 Festiva and having issues with the crank pulley Single belt pulley, no accessory belt. Here is what I have attempted. Line up all timing makers and verify by removing distributor cap. Remove fan belt, remove 4 bolts holding crank pulley on. Pulley and a small spacer come off. Remove 3 bolts holding water pump pulley on, remove pulley. Remove timing covers. Now I have full access to timing belt. Next I loosen tensioner and pull timing belt from Cam Pulley. I can not get the timing belt off the crank. There is the crank timing gear the center crank bolt and the rear spacer that the crank pulley bolts through. This back spacer is in the way. How do I remove it? Is it suposed to slide off or do I need to remove the center crank bolt and take it and the lower timing gear off? The Ford service manual shows it coming off and the crank bolt not being removed. Car is a 1993 with 60000 miles so this is possibly the 1st timing belt, could the
spacer be rusted on? The cars with an accessory pulley show 2 screws, this is only a 1 pulley system and there are not any screws. Any help is appreciated.
have the same problem?
Saturday, September 1st, 2007 AT 8:07 PM