Pacifica, 2003-2005

Timing Belt Rear Cover

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine
  1. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure, as outlined in the Fuel System section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove timing belt as outlined in this section.
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  7. Remove camshaft sprockets.
  8.  
  9. Remove rear timing belt cover bolts.
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  11. Remove the rear cover.

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    Fig. View of the rear timing belt cover (4) and fasteners: M8 (1), M10 (2), M6 (3) and M10 stud/nut (5)-3.5L engine

    View of the rear timing belt cover (4) and fasteners: M8 (1), M10 (2), M6 (3) and M10 stud/nut (5)-3.5L engine
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To install:


NOTE
The rear timing belt cover has O-rings to seal the water pump passages to cylinder block. Do not reuse the O-rings.

  1. Clean rear timing belt cover O-ring sealing surfaces and grooves. Lubricate new O-rings with Mopar® Dielectric Grease or equivalent to facilitate assembly.
  2.  
  3. Position NEW O-rings on cover.
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  5. Install rear timing belt cover. Tighten bolts to the following specified torque:

    M10 bolts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    M8 bolts: 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm)
     
    M6 bolts: 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Install camshaft sprockets.
  8.  
  9. Install timing belt.
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