Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Timing Chain Cover, Chain & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



3.9L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  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
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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    Fig. Timing chain alignment marks-3.9L, 5.2L, 5.9L and 8.0L engines

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5.2L & 5.9L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Water pump
     
    Power steering pump
     
    Crankshaft damper
     
    Front crankshaft seal
     
    Front cover
     

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  7. Rotate the crankshaft so that the camshaft sprocket and crankshaft sprocket timing marks are aligned.
  8.  
  9. Remove the timing chain and sprockets.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the timing chain and sprockets with the timing marks aligned. Tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt to 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Front cover. Tighten the cover bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm) and the oil pan bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
     
    Front crankshaft seal
     
    Crankshaft damper. Tighten the bolt to 135 ft. lbs. (183 Nm).
     
    Power steering pump
     
    Water pump
     
    Cooling fan and shroud
     
    Accessory drive belt
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  8.  

 
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