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

Timing Chain Cover, Chain, Sprockets, & Seal


Removal & Installation

3.3L & 3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  5. Drain the engine oil.
  7. Remove the timing chain cover as follows:

    Negative battery cable
    Right wheel and splash shield
    Oil pan and pick up tube
    Drive belt
    A/C compressor and set aside with the lines still attached
    Crankshaft damper
    Lower radiator hose
    Camshaft Position (CMP), if necessary
    Heater hose from the timing cover or water pump inlet tub if equipped with an engine oil cooler
    Right side engine mount
    Idler pulley from the bracket
    Engine mount bracket
    Water pump
    Power steering support strut-to-cover bolt
    Timing chain cover bolts and the cover

  9. Rotate the engine so that the timing marks are aligned.
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Camshaft sprocket attaching bolt
    Timing chain and camshaft sprocket
    Crankshaft sprocket with special tools 8539, 5048-6 and 5048-1


To install: