Reverse engineering is the process of learning how a product is made by taking it apart and examining it.
I know more about 1994 Ford Probes than any woman on the planet, and as a “do-it- yourself” kinda gal, I thought I’d post a couple of my “reverse engineering” shots for those of you who need a close up of the greasy, oily, crud-caked crap that you will not find in the Haynes/Chilton manuals.
So, in the beginning, there was this car…. which was a freebie given to me by my loving grandfather when I gave my ex the other car just so he would have a way to “GET THE HELL AWAY FROM ME.”
Followed by half the stuff UNDER the hood lifting UP with the hood when I stopped to check the oil….
And of course, not long after, I was replacing the water pump.. and then the timing belt broke…
So this is when the timing belt broke
This is after I broke down the left side of the motor…removed the water pump pulley bolts and drivebelts from the alternator and power steering pump, then removed the water pump pulley. Position the number one cylinder at TDC.
Using a “persuasion bar” to make sure the crankshaft doesn’t turn:
Removed the drivebelt tensioner bracket, and while it says to use a 0.060-inch pin in the tensioner after compression, I just used a nail… worked fine.
Don’tcha love my floormat?
Gettin’ ‘er done! (Um… Yeah… that would be me….)
Set the timing marks on the camshaft, put and reverse engineer one more time to put the damn thing back together…. and she runs like a scalded dog. Go Me!