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Regarding Joe Garibaldi's msg:
I was able to replace the timing belt fairly easily w/o any of the special
tools by doing the following (yes, I am the guy who broke the notch on the
Crankshaft pulley, but that wasn't due to a lack of tools !)
1. Go through all of the usual steps marking your pulleys etc.
2. To get the Crankshaft pulley bolt off, take a 1/2" bar with a 2-3' pipe
as an extension. Facing the car, lay the pipe on the ground towards your
right. Disconnect the coil wire and crank the engine until the bolt
breaks loose (you'll know when it does because the engine will turn
over). It took 2-3 tries before I got it free. This sounds scary, but
you're just using the starter to break the bolt free. Just verify that
your I5 engine turns clockwise (facing the car) so you have the pipe on
the right side. That takes care of getting it off.
3. Finish up the belt change and when your ready to torque the bolt
BACK ON, simply take your extension pipe assembly again and lock
the engine by putting a screwdriver in the flywheel access whole where
you set your TDC to 0. You don't need a huge blade (as a matter of fact
you want one that will wedge into the narrow slot). This works
surprisingly well. I had someone torque the bolt with two hands as hard as
they could while I held the screwdriver -it works. You also don't have
to worry about damaging the flywheel, it's hardened much more than any
screwdriver you have. Good luck !!! Remember, that pulley has got a notch
in it !!!