94 Mazda 626 either ES or LX, with the 2.5L KL-DE v6 side-mounted engine. From what everyone tells me it is not an interference type. Timing belt was locked into place due to jumping off alignment and chewing into plastic timing belt cover. As a result the crankshaft has been rotated independently of the camshafts. I am now attempting to realign them before installing the new belt, with no belt on mind you. My questions are these.
If the crankshaft is on the wrong stroke, exhaust I believe?, then will that cause extra pressure when attempting to rotate the camshafts?
Should the built pressure in rotating the camshafts be so great that I require more than a ratchet to rotate it? They are currently spinning back into position when released and I am told that is the valve spring pressure. I have a couple solutions for keeping the cams locked once aligned but currently they do not want to rotate more than a quarter-to-half turn before the pressure makes me think I need a breaker bar or may bend a valve.
Valve cover removed so I can manually turn the camshafts by the square built into the camshaft about 1/3 in, told this would avoid snapping anything as I force past the pressure, as opposed to using the camshaft pulley bolt.
Either I fix this car myself or it goes to the scrap yard so it is definitely a DIY.