HHR 2006-2008

Timing Chain Cover & Seal

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Removal & Installation



2.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the hood.
  4.  
  5. Remove the accessory drive belts.
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  7. Remove the drive belt tensioner.
  8.  
  9. Remove the crankshaft balancer.
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  11. Remove the engine front cover bolts.
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  13. Remove the engine front cover-to-water pump bolt.
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  15. Remove and discard the engine front cover gasket.

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    Fig. Engine front cover 2.4L & 2.0L engines

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To install:

  1. Position and install the engine front cover.
  2.  
  3. Install the engine front cover to water pump bolt. Tighten the bolt to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
  4.  
  5. Install the engine front cover bolts. Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).
  6.  
  7. Install the crankshaft balancer.
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  9. Install the drive belt tensioner. Torque to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install drive belt.
  12.  
  13. Install hood.
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2.2L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The crankshaft damper. Refer to Crankshaft Damper removal and installation
     
    The drive belt tensioner
     
    The idler pulley

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    Fig. Removing long water pump bolt and remaining cover bolts

     
    The timing chain cover to water pump bolt
     
    The remaining cover bolts
     
    The engine timing chain front cover
     

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  5. If the seal is damaged, remove the front engine mount and seal.
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To install:

  1. If removed, install a new seal.
  2.  
  3. Install the front engine mount.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    The timing chain front cover
     
    The cover bolts. Tighten the cover bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    The water pump bolt. Tighten the water pump bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    The idler pulley. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    The drive belt tensioner
     
    The drive belt tensioner bolts. Tighten the drive belt tensioner bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
     
    The crankshaft damper. Refer to Crankshaft Damper removal and installation.
     

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2.4L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The drive belt tensioner
     
    The crankshaft damper
     
    The air cleaner assembly.
     
    The windshield washer solvent reservoir

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    Fig. Place the engine support fixture legs (1) from the J 28467-B across the engine compartment and install the engine support fixture legs (1) from the J 28467-500 on the engine support fixture long bar (2)-2.4L engine

     

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  5. Install the engine support fixture:
    1. Place the engine support fixture legs (1) from the J 28467-B across the engine compartment.
    2.  
    3. Install the engine support fixture legs (1) from the J 28467-500 on the engine support fixture long bar (2).
    4.  
    5. Install the radiator shelf tube J-28467-2A (1) on top of the strut tower tube J-28467-3 (2) above the engine front (right back) lift hook bracket.
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    7. Install the round tube of the front support assembly J-28467-4A (3) through the large hole in the radiator shelf tube J-28467-2A.
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    9. Position the J-28467-4A front support assembly on to the upper tie bar.
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    11. Install the J-28467-9 7/16 inch x 2.0 inch quick-release pin (4) through the top hole in the J- 28467-4A front support assembly.

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      Fig. Install the J-28467-1A cross bracket assembly (1) and hand tighten the J-28467-1A cross bracket wing nuts (2)-2.4L engine



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      Fig. View of the J-28467-7A bolt hook and the J-28467-34 lift hook wing nut and washer for installing the engine support fixture-2.4L engine

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    13. Install the J-28467-1A cross bracket assembly (1).
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    15. Hand tighten the J-28467-1A cross bracket wing nuts (2).
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    17. Install the J-28467-7A bolt hook through the J-28467-6A bracket.
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    19. Install the J-28467-34 lift hook wing nut and washer to the J-28467-7A lift hook.
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    21. Repeat the previous 2 steps in order to assemble 2 lift hooks and brackets.

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      Fig. Installing lift hook and bracket assemblies to the engine support fixture long bar, lift hook, and bracket assembly to the J-28467-2A radiator shelf tube-2.4L engine

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    23. Install one of the lift hook and bracket assemblies (1) to the engine support fixture long bar (2).
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    25. Install the other lift hook and bracket assembly (3) to the J-28467-2A radiator shelf tube (4) above the engine front lift bracket.

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      Fig. Install the lift hook J-28467-7A through the engine rear lift bracket (2)-2.4L engine

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    27. Install the lift hook J-28467-7A through the engine rear lift bracket (2).

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      Fig. Install the lift hook J-28467-7A (3) through the engine front lift bracket (4)-2.4L engine

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    29. Install the lift hook J-28467-7A (3) through the engine front lift bracket (4).
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    31. Hand tighten the lift hook wing nuts J-28467-34 in order to remove all slack from the engine support fixture assembly.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The engine mount to bracket bolts
     
    The engine mount to side rail nuts
     
    The engine mount from the engine compartment

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    Fig. Removing the engine mount bracket to engine bolts-2.4L engine

     
    The engine mount bracket to engine bolts
     
    The engine mount bracket
     
    The engine front cover to water pump bolt

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    Fig. Removing long water pump bolt and remaining cover bolts

     

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  9. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the timing chain cover bolts.
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  13. Remove the timing chain cover.
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  15. Remove and discard the timing chain cover seal.
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To install:

  1. Install a NEW timing chain cover seal.
  2.  
  3. Install the timing chain cover.
  4.  
  5. Install the timing chain cover bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Install the timing chain cover to water pump bolt. Tighten the bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  11. Position the engine mount bracket to the engine.
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  13. Install the engine mount bracket bolts in the following locations:
    1. The long bolts in the forward and lower rear holes.
    2.  
    3. The short bolt in the upper rear hole.
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  15. Tighten the engine mount bracket bolts in the following sequence:
    1. Upper rear.
    2.  
    3. Lower rear.
    4.  
    5. Forward..
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    7. Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  17. Install the engine mount to the engine compartment.
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  19. Install the engine mount to side rail nuts. Tighten the nuts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  21. Install the engine mount to bracket bolts.
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  23. Tighten the engine mount to bracket bolts in the following sequence:
    1. Middle.
    2.  
    3. Rear.
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    5. Front.
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    7. Tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  25. Remove the engine support fixture. Removal is reverse of the installation.
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  27. Install or connect the following:

    The windshield washer solvent reservoir
     
    The air cleaner assembly
     
    The crankshaft damper. Refer to Crankshaft Damper removal and installation
     
    The accessory drive belt tensioner
     

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