Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country 1996-1999

Crankshaft Damper

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the right side wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the right inner splash shield.
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  7. Remove the accessory drive belts.
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  9. Break the crankshaft damper bolt loose, but do not remove it.
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  11. Remove the crankshaft damper. If necessary, attach a suitable 3-jawed puller to the crankshaft damper, then tighten the center bolt and remove the damper bolt and damper.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the right side inner fender splash shield



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Fig. Fig. 2: From below the vehicle, remove the accessory drive belts



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the crankshaft damper center bolt and washer

To install:
  1. Install the crankshaft damper. It may be necessary to install the crankshaft damper using an M12-1.75 x 150mm bolt, washer, thrust bearing and nut from the crankshaft damper installation tool kit 6792 or equivalent.
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  3. Install the crankshaft damper bolt and tighten to the following specifications:

    2.4L engine-100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
     
    3.0L engine-100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
     
    3.3L and 3.8L engines-40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     

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Fig. Fig. 4: The pulley usually slides off of the crankshaft



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Fig. Fig. 5: If a puller is used, sure to pull on the inner hub area only-3.3L and 3.8L engines



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Fig. Fig. 6: 2.4L engines may require a special tool to press the pulley onto the crankshaft

  1. Install the accessory drive belts.
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  3. Install the right inner splash shield. Install the right side wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Carefully lower the vehicle, then connect the negative battery cable.
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