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.
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  5. Remove the plug from the cylinder block left side and insert a screwdriver or rod with an 8mm dia. shaft (at least 77mm long) into the plug hole. The rod must be inserted at least 60mm. If it can't be, rotate the shaft.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Front case installation - 2.0L engine



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Fig. Fig. 5: Silent shafts and related parts - 2.4L engine

  1. Remove the front case, oil pump cover, drive and driven gears.
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  3. Remove the left and right silent shafts, being careful not to damage the bearings.
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To install:
  1. Install the left and right silent shafts, being careful not to damage the bearings.
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  3. Install the front case, oil pump cover, drive and driven gears. Remove the rod.
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  5. Install the plug to the cylinder block left side silent shaft.
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  7. Using a special tool MD998162 or equivalent, install the plug cap to the right silent.
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  9. Install the screen, filter bracket and oil pan.
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  11. Refill the engine oil and install the filter. Install the oil pump sprocket, right silent shaft sprocket and spacer.
  12.  
  13. Install the drive belts, accessories, crankshaft pulley and timing belts.
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  15. Install the engine into the vehicle. Connect the negative battery cable.
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