Hello Guys (and possibly gals).
I'm attempting to replace the timing belt on my 1999 Fiesta 1.25 Zetec and it's right pain in the rear bumper I can tell you. Whatever happened to cars that had a bit of space around the engine and all its components?
I have the Ford Workshop Manual but the diagrams are not always easy to interpret as I don't know which part of the engine I looking at.
Anyway, I'm currently trying to remove the crankshaft pully and it appears to be (almost) welded in place.
I have a set of timing tools - camshaft bar, crankshaft locking pin and crankshaft timing pin - and my lengthy studying and interpretation of the diagrams suggests the locking pin (303-748) goes in the back of the engine (as viewed from the front of the vehicle) and the timing pin (303-507) goes in the front. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
1) Can I use the locking pin to hold the crank still while I pull like Hell on the crankshaft nut?
If not, how can I get the pulley off?
2) The locking pin will only go a little way into the rear entrance hole. I've moved the crank a little and it still won't go in. Any advice would be appreciated.
3) I know I have to move the power steering pump 10mm in order to get the timing cover off but, having looked at the diagram and seen three nuts, I can't find those nuts on the actual engine.
All hejp, advice and (mild) abuse greatfully received.