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

Timing Chain Cover, Chain, Sprockets, & Seal

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Removal & Installation



3.3L & 3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Drain the engine oil.
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  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
     

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  9. Rotate the engine so that the timing marks are aligned.
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  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
     

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To install:

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