Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Timing Chain Cover, Chain, Sprockets, & Seal


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Drain the engine oil.
  5. Drain the coolant.
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
    Crankshaft balancer
    Drive belt tensioner
    Power steering pump and lines. Do not disconnect the lines from the pump
    Thermostat bypass pipe from the front cover
    Radiator outlet hose from the water pump
    Water pump
    Upper and lower Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor wire harness bracket from the front cover
    CKP sensor from the front cover
    Front cover and gasket

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    Fig. Crankshaft timing mark locations


  9. Rotate the crankshaft until the timing marks are aligned in the following locations:

    Camshaft alignment pin (1)