I've done it at least a half dozen times. One time, I broke one of the jaws of my puller, trying to remove a particularly tight dampener/pulley. That time I was able to force the belt around it, but I don't like doing that. I've since bought a puller kit, that besides the puller, has a "ring-looking" wrench, too, which holds the crank pulley from turning while wrenching on the puller. I highly recommend that kit, I think it was less than $50. Make sure you start removing the belt with all(3) the dots lined up. You start at the crank toothed pulley and wrap the new belt on in a CCW direction. You need to keep the belt slack free as you proceed around all the pulleys. It can help if you have two extra hands, but it is not absolutely necessary. I have used the Dayco "kit" the last few times, and I highly recommend it, too. It comes with the belt, water pump, hydraulic tensioner, and tensioner pulley/bearing assembly.