Pacifica 2006-2008

Timing Chain & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



3.8L Engine
  1. Clean the timing cover mating surfaces.
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  3. Rotate the engine so that the timing marks are aligned.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Camshaft sprocket attaching bolt
     
    Timing chain and camshaft sprocket
     
    Crankshaft sprocket with special tools 8539, 5048-6 and 5048-1
     

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To install:

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Fig. Timing mark alignment-3.8L engine

  1. Rotate the engine so the timing arrow is at the 12 o-clock position.
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  3. Lubricate the chain and sprockets with clean oil.
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  5. Hold the camshaft sprocket and chain and place the chain around the sprocket aligning the plated link with the dot on the sprocket. Position the timing arrow at the 6 o-clock position.
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  7. Place the chain around the crankshaft sprocket with the plated link lined up with the dot on the sprocket and install the camshaft sprocket.
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  9. Use a straight edge to check the timing alignment marks.
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  11. Align the timing chain colored links with the dots on the timing sprockets.
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  13. Tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  15. Rotate the crankshaft 2 revolutions and verify the proper timing chain alignment, if not remove the components and reinstall as described above.
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