Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country 1996-1999

Timing Chain and Gears

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



3.3L and 3.8L Engines

See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Timing mark alignment for 3.3 and 3.8L engines

  1. Turn the crankshaft and position the engine so the No. 1 piston is at TDC on the compression stroke (firing position).
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Drain the coolant.
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  5. Support the engine with a floor jack and remove the right engine mount.
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  7. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Drain the engine oil.
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  9. Remove the oil pan and oil pump pick-up tube. If necessary, remove the transaxle inspection cover.
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  11. Remove the right front wheel and inner fender splash shield.
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  13. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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  15. Remove the air conditioning compressor and set aside. Remove A/C compressor mounting bracket.
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  17. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
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  19. Remove the idler pulley from the engine bracket and remove the bracket.
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  21. Remove the camshaft position sensor.
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  23. Remove the timing chain cover from the engine. Make sure the oil pump inner rotor does not fall out. Remove the 3 O-rings from the coolant passages and the oil pump outlet.
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  25. Remove the camshaft sprocket attaching cup washer and remove the timing chain with both sprockets attached. Remove the timing chain snubber.
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  27. Remove the crankshaft sprocket using a suitable puller tool.
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