Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1989-1998 Repair Guide

Crankshaft Damper

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

Crankshaft Vibration Damper Puller/Installer Kit, Tool C-3688 and C-3732A, or equivalent is required.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the fan shroud.
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  5. Remove the engine fan.
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  7. Remove the drive belt(s).
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  9. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the crankshaft pulley.
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Fig. Fig. 1: The crankshaft pulley is attached to the damper by retaining bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: After unfastening the retaining bolts, remove the crankshaft pulley from the damper and set it aside

  1. Remove the vibration damper bolt and washer from the crankshaft.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Unfasten the damper retaining bolt and washer. To do so, it may be necessary to keep the crankshaft from turning



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Fig. Fig. 4: Withdraw the bolt and washer that retain the damper to the crankshaft

  1. Install the puller assembly on the vibration damper, and thread the forcing screw into the crankshaft. Install two bolts and washers through the puller and into the damper. Remove the vibration damper by turning the forcing screw.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Attach a puller to the damper, then tighten the center bolt to press off the damper

  1. When loosened, pull the damper off of the crankshaft
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Fig. Fig. 6: When sufficiently loosened, remove the damper from the crankshaft



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Fig. Fig. 7: Inspect the damper for wear on its front seal surface. If worn, be sure to replace it, or the engine may leak oil

To install:
  1. Using tool C-3688, or equivalent, press the damper onto the shaft. Remove the tool and install the damper bolt. Tighten the bolt to 135 ft. lbs. (183 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the crankshaft pulley.
  4.  
  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Install the drive belt(s).
  8.  
  9. Install the engine fan.
  10.  
  11. Install the fan shroud.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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