Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town and Country, Voyager, 2000-2004
Timing Chain Cover, Chain, Sprockets, & Seal
Removal & Installation3.3L & 3.8L Engines
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Drain the cooling system.
Drain the engine oil.
Remove the timing chain cover as follows:
Negative battery cable
Right wheel and splash shield
Oil pan and pick up tube
A/C compressor and set aside with the lines still attached
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
Power steering support strut-to-cover bolt
Timing chain cover bolts and the cover
Rotate the engine so that the timing marks are aligned.
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