Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1997-2000 Repair Guide

Timing Gear Cover and Seal (Diesels)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



This procedure applies only to diesel engines.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable(s).
  2.  
  3. Drain the coolant from the block.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper radiator hose.
  6.  
  7. Remove the coolant and windshield washer bottles from the fan shroud.
  8.  
  9. Remove the fan assembly (left-hand thread).
  10.  
  11. Remove the fan and shroud from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the accessory belt.
  14.  
  15. Remove the fan support/hub from the engine.
  16.  
  17. Remove the crankshaft damper.
  18.  
  19. Remove the gear cover-to-housing bolts and pry the cover off.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Check seal condition and replace it if damaged. A pilot eases assembly.
  2.  
  3. Reverse the removal procedure.
  4.  
  5. Tighten cover bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  6.  



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Fig. Timing gear cover details-diesel

 
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