For the crankshaft, silent shafts and camshaft oil seals removal and installation procedures, refer to the crankshaft, camshaft and intermediate sprocket procedure later in this section
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 5
The 2.2L and 2.5L except Premier engines do not use a timing belt cover oil seal since the timing belt runs dry. These engines also utilize timing chains to synchronize the crankshaft, auxiliary and balance shafts. For the front crankshaft oil seal, refer to the timing chain procedure later in this section.
The 2.5L Premier and 2.6L engines are equipped with timing chains.2.2L and 2.5L Except Premier Engines
See Figures 6 through 10
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the accessory drive belts. For more information, refer to Routine Maintenance .
- Remove the nuts and bolts that attach the upper cover to the valve cover, block or cylinder head.
- Remove the bolt that attaches the upper cover to the lower cover.
- Remove the upper cover.
- Apply the parking brake, block the rear wheels, then raise and safely support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
- Remove the right, front wheel, then remove the right-hand inner splash shield.
- Remove the bolts from the crankshaft and water pump pulleys, then remove both pulleys.
- Remove the lower timing cover retaining fasteners from the engine block and cylinder head.
- Remove the lower timing belt cover from the engine.
- Position the lower timing belt cover on the engine, then install the retaining fasteners. Make sure that the spacers and washers are installed in their original positions.
- Tighten the fasteners until snug.
- Install the water pump and crankshaft pulleys, as described earlier in this section.
- Install the splash shield and front wheel.
- Lower the vehicle and remove the wheel blocks.
- Position the upper cover on the engine, then install the mounting fasteners until snug.
- Install the accessory drive belts.
- Connect the negative battery cable.