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Q: 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
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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
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