Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Mazda Protege 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 96000 miles
I have a 1997 Protege with the 1.5l engine, auto trans. The car has been jacked up now for ten days for a few reasons, but mainly because I've hit a dead end. I'm trying to remove the crank bolt, which I'm sure I'll be able to do with a large enough cheater and impact socket. But.I can't seem to get the pulley off of the crankshaft. I've removed the four small bolts that hold it in place.I think they do anyway, but the pulley won't budge. I don't want to start pounding on anything before I know how to remove it. Does this pulley require a puller, or is it maybe just rusted/stuck in place? I've done three other Mazda belts on similar engines and had zero problems.I guess I was overdue! Also, is it best to replace the idler/tension rollers and water pump? 96k miles on the car, and I'd like to do the least amount necessary at this point.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 AT 11:17 AM