300, 300C & Magnum 2006-2008, Charger 2006-2008

Timing Belt Rear Cover

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
    NOTE
    The rear timing belt cover has O-rings to seal the water pump passages to cylinder block. Do not reuse the O-rings.

  2.  
  3. Perform fuel pressure release procedure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Remove timing belt.
  8.  
  9. Remove camshaft sprockets.

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    Fig. Rear timing belt cover bolts-3.5L engine

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  11. Remove rear timing belt cover bolts (1, 2, and 3).
  12.  
  13. Remove the rear cover.
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To install:

  1. Clean rear timing belt cover O-ring sealing surfaces and grooves. Lubricate new O-rings with Mopar° Dielectric Grease, or equivalent, to facilitate assembly.
  2.  
  3. Position NEW O-rings on cover.

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    Fig. Rear timing belt cover O-rings-3.5L engine

  4.  
  5. Install rear timing belt cover. Tighten bolts to the following specified torque:

    M10 (2, 4): 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    M8 (1): 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm)
     
    M6 (3): 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Install the camshaft sprockets.
  8.  
  9. Install the timing belt.
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