Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town and Country, Voyager, 2000-2004

Camshaft Followers & Lash Adjusters

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Keep all valvetrain components in order for assembly.



    Negative battery cable
     
    Air cleaner and hoses
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Ignition coil and spark plug wires
     
    Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor connector
     
    Right motor mount
     
    Front cover
     
    Timing belt.
     
    Camshaft sprockets
     
    Timing belt idler pulley
     
    Rear timing cover
     
    Valve cover
     



    Camshafts
     
    Cam followers
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Cam followers in their original positions
     
    Camshafts
     
    Valve cover
     
    Rear timing cover
     
    Timing belt idler pulley. Tighten the bolt to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
     
    Camshaft sprockets. Tighten the bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm).
     
    Timing belt
     
    Front cover
     
    Right motor mount. Tighten the frame rail bolts to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm), the vertical fastener to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm) and the horizontal fastener to 111 ft. lbs. (150 Nm).
     
    CMP sensor connector
     
    Ignition coil and spark plug wires
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Air cleaner and hoses
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Start the engine and check for proper operation.
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