Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2WD and 4WD, 2001-2005

Timing Chain Cover, Chain & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



3.9L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Radiator
     
    Cooling fan
     
    Water pump
     
    Crankshaft pulley
     
    Front crankshaft seal
     
    Front cover
     
    Timing chain and gears
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Timing chain and gears. Align the timing marks and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
     
    Front cover. Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
     
    Front crankshaft seal
     
    Crankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 135 ft. lbs. (183 Nm).
     
    Water pump
     
    Cooling fan
     
    Radiator
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Fill the cooling system.