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Trying to replace the timeing belt on an ´89. Have accessories loose and belts off. Timing cover is off. Looks like I will need to remove engine mount to loosen bolts holding the belt tensioner in place. Haynes manual says to remove the crankshaft pully. Yeah, right. Can anyone tell me how to get the crankshaft pully off? There is only about 1/2 inch clearance between the pully and the body. I can´t even get a finger in there to feel what size bolt or bolts are holding it. Guy at the Ford garage would not let me talk to a mechanic. He just said that those guys have all the special tools. They would be happy to change the belt for about $500. I don´t think so. I suspect that soneone other than a Ford garage with "all the special tools" has changed these before. I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.