Removal & Installation
Review the complete service procedure before starting this repair. Refer to the necessary service procedures in this section.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Drain the cooling system.
- Remove the front cover.
- Remove the radiator.
- Rotate the engine by hand until the No.1 cylinder is at TDC compression, and the timing marks are aligned.
- Remove the lower tensioner bolt and install a holding clip in the bolt hole and the slot on the rubbing block.
- Unbolt and remove the tensioner.
- Remove the camshaft sprocket bolt and sprocket retaining key.
- Remove the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets with the timing chain.
- If necessary, remove the chain guide.
- Install the timing chain guide. Make sure the pin of the guide is in the hole in the block. Tighten the bolts to 84-96 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm).
- Align the timing marks on the crankshaft and camshaft sprockets and install the sprockets and chain.
- Install the camshaft sprocket bolt and sprocket retaining key. Make sure that the timing marks are still aligned.
- Install the tensioner with the clip in place to keep it retracted.
- Install the crankshaft key. Make sure the timing marks are still aligned.
- Make sure the tensioner side of the chain is held inward and the other side is straight and tight.
- Install the camshaft sprocket bolt and tighten it to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
- Remove the tensioner clip.
- Check camshaft end-play.
- Install the front cover.
- Install the radiator.
- Fill the cooling system.
- Fill the crankcase to the proper level. Connect the negative battery cable. Start engine check for leaks and roadtest the vehicle for proper operation.