1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove Crankshaft Position (CKP) and Camshaft Position (CMP) sensors from front of engine (if equipped). See Fig. 1 . Remove spark plugs. 2. Remove accessory drive belts. Leaving hoses attached, remove power steering pump and position aside. Remove the water pump pulley. See Fig. 2 . Rotate crankshaft so No. 1 cylinder is on TDC of compression stroke.
CAUTION: On models with a crankshaft position sensor, rotor is on rear of crankshaft pulley. DO NOT damage rotor when removing crankshaft pulley. 3. Using Coupling Flange Holder (49 S120 710) and Adapter (49 E011 1A1), or equivalent, hold the crankshaft and remove crankshaft pulley bolt. See Fig. 3 . Remove crankshaft pulley and guide plate (large washer). 4. Loosen valve cover bolts in 2-3 steps in order shown. See Fig. 4 . Remove valve cover and gasket. 5. Remove dipstick tube. Remove upper and lower timing belt covers. Support engine from above. Remove No. 3 engine mount at timing belt end of engine.