Hello group, I'm just starting a timing belt job and I am at a point where I am not understanding how to remove the lower outer cover, the top was weird that it needed to pull up and I came inside since it's dark here in Long Beach, Ca. I was wondering I have the bolts, nuts removed from the lower cover and it looks like about 3-5 bolt I can't remember for sure, I have the lower pully removed, should the the lower cover slide down? It doesn't seem to pull off.
I feel like I should be able to do this job but the previous poster has me a little scared when I get to the belt tensioner/timing issue. I've read and seen a few posts on best practice to get it back. One guy had an interesting way which was to tighten the water pump after moving the peak to the very right side u channel he said once you spin the crank 2x that peak will got to the left and it should be just to the right of the tensioner peak as the tensioner will pull it back to the left under load.
I should be able to get to that part tomorrow mid day. If anyone can help me on the cover that would be great.