Removal & Installation
2.0L (VIN C) Engine
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Place a support under the engine.
NOTEWhen tensioner is removed from the engine it is necessary to compress the plunger into the tensioner body.
Engine mount bracket
- Place the tensioner in a soft-jawed vise to compress the tensioner.
After compressing the tensioner place a pin (a
inch Allen wrench will work) into the plunger side hole to retain the plunger until installation.
- Set the crankshaft sprocket to Top Dead Center (TDC) by aligning the notch on the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing, then back off the sprocket three notches before TDC.
- Set the camshaft to align the timing marks.
- Move the crankshaft to 1 / 2 notch before TDC.
- Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft, around the water pump, then around the camshaft last.
- Move the crankshaft to TDC to take up the belt slack.
- Reinstall the tensioner to the block but do not tighten it.
- Using a torque wrench apply 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm) of torque to the tensioner pulley.
- With torque being applied to the tensioner pulley, move the tensioner up against the tensioner bracket and tighten the fasteners to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
- Remove the tensioner plunger pin, the tension is correct when the plunger pin can be removed and replaced easily.
- Rotate the crankshaft two revolutions and recheck the timing marks.
Install or connect the following:
Timing belt cover
Remove the engine support.
Crankshaft damper and tighten to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm)
- Perform the crankshaft and camshaft relearn alignment procedure using the DRB® scan tool or equivalent.