Hello guys. Need assistance as I am stuck in the middle of a timing belt renewal.
Car is 1.9cdti 120bhp. Everything was going okay till I got to the water pump and then realised that the cam pulley has got to come off before getting the water pump out.
While trying to remove the cam pulley bolt, the cam pulley (cam mark) moved two teeth backwards (anticlockwise) away from position. I marked up new position and removed pulley thinking that when I put it back, I will move it back to original cam position after tightening but it didn't work that way as it moved two teeth forward (clockwise) away from cam position during tightening.
Next thing I did was to turn crank bolt thinking cam pulley will go round and come back to normal position but with hindsight I have now realised it will require belt to be on pulleys before that can be achieved. Anyway, while turning the crank bolt (clockwise), the cam pulley moved two teeth backwards into original cam position (which was what I wanted). Nipple on crank bolt now sitting at the top away from crank mark.
Here is the problem. I fitted belt up and tried to turn engine by hand but it is totally stiff. I have got no clue why that is. Have I broken anything? What do I need to do to correct this?
What I am thinking of doing is remove belt and turn crank bolt till the nipple just about align with the crank mark (this was the original position before removing cam pulley) but I will like to hear suggestions first before I do that.
PLEASE HELP GUYS. THANKS