Avenger 2008

Timing Belt Rear Cover

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine
  1. Perform fuel pressure release procedure.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove timing belt and camshaft sprockets.
  6.  
  7. Remove rear timing belt cover bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear cover.
    NOTE
    The rear timing belt cover has O-rings to seal the water pump passages to cylinder block. Do not reuse the O-rings.



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    Fig. Exploded view of rear timing belt cover assembly

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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. Position NEW O-rings on cover

  4.  
  5. Install rear timing belt cover.
  6.  
  7. Tighten bolts to the following specified torque:

    M10: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    M8: 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm)
     
    M6: 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     

  8.  
  9. Install camshaft sprockets and timing belt.
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