Guess that's what that new noise is...Originally made by jeff
OOPS....my bad, for some dumb reason i was under the brief impression you were pulling the head, sorry bout that. Yes the timing belt pulleys (bearings) do wear out and can make a grinding or squealing noise if ignored for too long. before you remove the old belt, verify the valve timing...on the cam pulley there are 2 holes; one is for a 2E and the other is for a 3E. There is a indent on the cam bearing cap that can be seen when looking through the hole if the 3E mark is lined up properly...should be 12:00 position. You MUST verify these 2 marks after the new belt is installed( the 0 on the timing cover and the indent on the cam bearing cap)...double check if ya have to as these pulleys can and will move when installing a new belt. There is also a timing cover rubber grommet that fits around the motor mount....its kind of a pain but not impossible to put back but you should know about it.
Hope that belt from Speedvision gets here sooooon!!!