Removal & Installation
- Disconnect the battery negative cable.
- Drain cooling system.
- Remove electric cooling fan and fan shroud assembly.
- Remove fan and fan drive assembly.
- Disconnect both heater hoses at timing cover.
- Disconnect lower radiator hose at engine.
- Remove accessory drive belt tensioner assembly .
- Remove crankshaft damper.
- Remove the generator.
Remove A/C compressor.
CAUTIONThe 3.7L engine uses an anaerobic sealer instead of a gasket to seal the front cover to the engine block, from the factory. For service, Mopar® Grey Engine RTV sealant must be substituted.
NOTEIt is not necessary to remove the water pump for timing cover removal.
- Remove the bolts holding the timing cover to engine block.
- Remove the timing cover.
Clean timing chain cover and block surface using rubbing alcohol.
CAUTIONThe 3.7L uses a special anaerobic sealer instead of a gasket to seal the timing cover to the engine block, from the factory. For service repairs, Mopar® Grey Engine RTV must be used as a substitute.
- Inspect the water passage O-rings for any damage, and replace as necessary.
- Apply Mopar® Grey Engine RTV sealer to the front cover following the path below, using a 3 to 4mm thick bead .
- Install cover. Tighten flange head fasteners in sequence as shown in to 43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
- Install crankshaft damper.
- Install the A/C compressor.
- Install the generator.
- Install accessory drive belt tensioner assembly.
- Install radiator upper and lower hoses.
- Install both heater hoses.
- Install electric fan shroud and viscous fan drive assembly.
- Fill cooling system.
- Connect the battery negative cable.