10+ Year Contributor
- Feb 28, 2009
Long story short my engine mount broke loose from the block. I had to remove the mounting bracket attacked to the block to drill and tap out the holes. My problem is I had to pull the bottom portion of the timing belt off to remove the bracket but I didn't rotate the crank to top dead center before I did this. I didn't touch the top of the timing belt around the cam gears and I went ahead and zip tied the belt in place on the cam gears. This is the first time I've messed around with the timing belt hence the newb move. I figured while I had everything off I would go ahead and replace all the timing belt components I already ordered a kit from extremepsi. My question is how would I go about rotating the crank to tdc without the risk of bending valves since the timing belt has been removed from the crankshaft.