Technical Punto 55s timing belt change

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Technical Punto 55s timing belt change


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Feb 17, 2006
Hi all,

The timing belt has broken on my Punto 55s. I am aware that no damage is caused to the engine on this model. I have lined up the crank pulley with the rather vague timing mark on the oil pump case. I have lined up the cam shaft mark with the adjacent mark on the cylinder head. The engine is set at TDC firing on no. 1 cylinder all as per Haynes manual. I have tried to fit a new belt but I am at a loss on how to stop the crank shaft moving when threading the belt around the tensioner. This throws the valve timing out due to this movement.

Any tips on how to get around this would be great. Apart from this it has been a relatively simple job so far.

Many thanks