Re: broken timing belt blues
Well, I've replaced a lot ( 3 or 4 anyway) of 2.3 timing belts and I dont
recall having any problem getting the pulley off.. and that was before I
had an impact gun.
In fact did I even take the pulley off? Man it sux getting old!
What I do recall on the first one is having a hard time working the
timing belt cover around to get it off. But once I learned the trick....
Hmmm... anyway. I'm with Warman again... what's like without a little
adventure. I never crawl under without jackstands but that breaker bar
and starter trick doesnt seem any more dangerous than cranking an old
But I guess we better not share our little tricks if someone might go
braindead and not consider the physics! Ooops too late , just remembred
this is in google forever!
"Jim Warman" <email@example.com> wrote in
> Don't knock it if you haven't tried it. This is the only way to get
> the crank bolt out of the front of an early Escort motor without
> pulling the engine (can you say extra charge for the customer?). There
> are many instances where this method makes removing the radiator, AC
> condenser and other items unnecessary.
> I have no idea what you do for a living.... but it appears to have
> little to do with automobiles...
> FWIW... after 30some years, I can still count to 10 and the only
> radiators I have replaced were already "broken".
> "Ritz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Or you can avoid the impending damage to other components in your
>> engine bay, loss/breakage of fingers, etc...and just use the correct
>> tool for the job.
>> That has got to be the most idiotic recommendation I've seen in a
>> In short, don't do that.
>> Jim Warman wrote:
>> > Use a socket and a breaker bar.... wedge the breaker bar end
>> > against the frame horn in the appropriate direction. Use a starter
>> > button to bump
>> > starter and this will break the bolt loose. This can be a dangerous
>> > operation if we don't pay attention to socket positioning, breaker
>> > bar orientation and so on....