Chrysler Colt/Vista 1990-1993 Repair Information

Silent Shafts

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



2.0L and 2.4L Engines

See Figures 1 through 5

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the engine from the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the drive belts, accessories, crankshaft pulley and timing belts.
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  5. Drain the engine oil and remove the filter. Remove the oil pump sprocket, right silent shaft sprocket and spacer.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Silent shafts and related parts - 2.0L engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: Plug cap removal/installation - 2.0L or 2.4L engine



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Fig. Fig. 3: Rod or screwdriver inserted in plug hole - 2.0L or 2.4L engine

  1. Remove the oil pan, screen and filter bracket.
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  3. Using a special tool MD998162 or equivalent, remove the plug cap from the right silent.