GrandCaravan 2008

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



3.3L & 3.8L Engines

Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the accessory drive belt. Refer to Accessory Drive Belts, removal & installation.
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  9. Remove the crankshaft damper bolt.
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  11. Insert Special Tool 8450 (2) into the crankshaft nose.
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  13. Position 3-jaw puller Special Tool 1026 (2) on the damper. Turn the puller forcing the screw until the damper releases from the crankshaft.
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  15. Remove the crankshaft vibration damper.

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    Fig. Remove the crankshaft vibration damper using a 3-jaw puller

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To install:

  1. Install the crankshaft vibration damper using the forcing screw, nut, and thrust bearing/washer (3) from Special Tool 8452 (1).
    NOTE
    To minimize friction and prolong tool life, lubricate the threads on the forcing screw of Special Tool 8452.

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  3. Position the vibration damper on the crankshaft.
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  5. Screw Special Tool 8452 (1) into the crankshaft until the bolt seats. Turn the nut to install the damper until it seats fully.
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  7. Remove Special Tool 8452.

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