Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 4-CYL 1981-1995 Repair Information

Timing Belt Cover and Seal

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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



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the upper timing belt attaching nuts and screws, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... lift the upper cover off of the engine



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Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen and remove the crankshaft pulley attaching bolts, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... pull the pulley off of the crankshaft



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the lower timing belt cover attaching = fasteners and remove the cover

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

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Fig. Fig. 6: Exploded view of the timing belt and the upper and lower timing belt covers-2.2L (except Turbo III) and 2.5L engines



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Fig. Fig. 7: After raising the vehicle, remove the right inner splash shield from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 8: After removing the attaching bolts, pull the pulleys off of the flanges-no puller tool is necessary



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Fig. Fig. 9: Timing belt cover attaching fasteners for non-Turbo III models



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Fig. Fig. 10: Upper and lower timing belt cover fasteners for 2.2L Turbo III models

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the accessory drive belts. For more information, refer to Routine Maintenance .
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  5. Remove the nuts and bolts that attach the upper cover to the valve cover, block or cylinder head.
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  7. Remove the bolt that attaches the upper cover to the lower cover.
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  9. Remove the upper cover.
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  11. Apply the parking brake, block the rear wheels, then raise and safely support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
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  13. Remove the right, front wheel, then remove the right-hand inner splash shield.
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  15. Remove the bolts from the crankshaft and water pump pulleys, then remove both pulleys.
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  17. Remove the lower timing cover retaining fasteners from the engine block and cylinder head.
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  19. Remove the lower timing belt cover from the engine.
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To install:
  1. 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.
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  3. Tighten the fasteners until snug.
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  5. Install the water pump and crankshaft pulleys, as described earlier in this section.
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  7. Install the splash shield and front wheel.
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  9. Lower the vehicle and remove the wheel blocks.
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  11. Position the upper cover on the engine, then install the mounting fasteners until snug.
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  13. Install the accessory drive belts.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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