timing belt on 1998 Mazda B2500

do you have to take the pulley off to replace the timing belt. Cannot get the belt on the crank shaft with the pulley on. Not enough room

by in New Brockton, AL on May 15, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by , May 17, 2010
Jimmy says : HA You must take an old chisol & pound like mad, cutting the aluminium dirt-guard away about one-half inch. Allows belt to be inserted w/o fly-wheel removal. I would like feedback from expert on this . B2500 now runs fine w new belt @ 130,000 [old belt was not too bad ] end
ANSWER by , June 25, 2011
HOW DO YOU FIND TIMING MARKS SO YOU DONT BEND VALVES ON A 1999 MAZDA B2500