I am new to making any kind of repairs to my car but this is the first time I have kept a car long enough to run the warranty out. I purchased the Haynes Repair Manual for my car when I changed the brake pads on the Escort 2 months ago. Three days ago I heard a knocking from the engine. With my brother looking under the hood while I started the engine, he saw that the Drive Belt (or Accessory belt) was bouncing from the pulley (the one on the crankshaft) against the engine and back. After a couple of seconds it began to stink so I shut off the engine. My brother said that the pulley was moving as if it was rotating on a bent rod (not sure of the terminology here). We also noticed that the belt was sitting to close to the engine. Exposing one of the grooves of the pulley as it rode on the edge closest to the engine. Here comes the interesting part. When we tried to remove the Drive Belt, we realized that the pulley connected to the crankshaft was sitting against the wheel well. There appeared to be no damage to the wheel well but the belt could not be removed. What could cause this? The car will still move so I don't think something is "broken" just loose. Any suggestions on the best course of action? Do I need any special tools? Do you have any tips? Any help will be very much appreciated.