Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Timing Gear Cover

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

This procedure pertains only to diesel engines. These are the only engines covered in this information which operate by timing gears.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the fan drive assembly and belt.
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  5. Remove the belt tensioner.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Details of the timing gear cover-diesel engines only

  1. Remove the oil fill tube and adaptor.
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  3. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
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  5. Remove all bolts that attach the cover to the gear housing.
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  7. Gently pry the gear cover away from the housing and remove from the engine.
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To install:
  1. Clean the gasket sealing surfaces.
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  3. Lubricate the gear train with oil.
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  5. Thoroughly clean and dry the seal area of the crankshaft.
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  7. Install the front cover and a new gasket. Install the bolts finger-tight.
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  9. Using the alignment/installation tool, align the cover to the crankshaft.
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  11. Tighten the cover bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm). Remove the tool.
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  13. Install the oil fill tube and adapter.
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  15. Install the crankshaft pulley, but do not tighten the bolts at this point.
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  17. Install the fan, belt tensioner and belt.
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  19. Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolts to 92 ft. lbs. (125 Nm).
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  21. Connect the negative battery cable and check for leaks.
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