Vue 2002-2005

Timing Belt & Sprockets

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has to perform the crankshaft position learn process under the following conditions:

  1. The Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor is removed for replacement or during disassembly.
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  3. The timing belt is removed for replacement or during disassembly.
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  5. The CKP Pattern Clear is executed from the Tech II.
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  7. The PCM is replaced
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
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  5. Remove the right splash shield.
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  7. Remove the crankshaft damper using damper holding tool EN 46337.
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  9. Remove the timing belt cover bolts and the cover.
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  11. Use timing belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt tool EN 36331 to retain the tensioner pulley.
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  13. Loosen the idler pulley bolt about 5 or 6 turns.
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  15. Remove the timing belt from the pulleys.
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To install:

  1. Clean the belt pulleys and covers.
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  3. Rotate the crankshaft and align the Top Dead Center (TDC) mark (2) on the sprocket (237) with the pointer on the oil pump housing (1). Refer to the illustration for location.

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    Fig. Rotate the crankshaft and align the Top Dead Center (TDC) mark (2) on the sprocket (237) with the pointer on the oil pump housing (1)-3.5L engine

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  5. Rotate the left camshaft sprocket to TDC by aligning the mark (2) on the sprocket with the pointer (1) on the cover.

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    Fig. Rotate the left camshaft sprocket to TDC by aligning the mark (2) on the sprocket with the pointer (1) on the cover-3.5L engine

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  7. Rotate the right camshaft sprocket to TDC by aligning the mark (2) on the sprocket with the pointer (1) on the cover.

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    Fig. Rotate the right camshaft sprocket to TDC by aligning the mark (2) on the sprocket with the pointer (1) on the cover-3.5L engine

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  9. Install the timing belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt tool EN 36331. Screw the tool all the way in by hand, until the tool contacts the timing belt tensioner.

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    Fig. Install timing belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt tool EN 36331-3.5L engine

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  11. Install the belt onto the sprockets. Install the timing belt in a clockwise sequence starting with the tensioner pulley in the sequence illustrated.

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    Fig. Install timing belt onto the sprockets-3.5L engine



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    Fig. Install timing belt on the pulleys in the sequence shown-3.5L engine

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  13. Tighten the idler pulley bolt to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
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  15. Remove the tools.
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  17. Install the guide (236), balancer/damper (228), and bolt (227) and tighten the bolt until snug.

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    Fig. Install the guide (236), balancer/damper (228), and bolt (227)-3.5L engine

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  19. Using the damper holding tool EN 46337 rotate the crankshaft clockwise about 5 or 6 complete revolutions to position the timing belt on the sprockets.
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  21. Align the mark (2) on the sprocket with the pointer (1) on the oil pump housing.

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    Fig. Align the mark (2) on the sprocket with the pointer (1) on the oil pump housing-3.5L engine

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  23. Inspect the left camshaft sprocket for proper alignment. The TDC mark (2) on the sprocket should align with the pointer (1) on the cover.

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    Fig. Inspect the left camshaft sprocket for proper alignment. The TDC mark (2) on the sprocket should align with the pointer (1) on the cover-3.5L engine

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  25. Inspect the right camshaft sprocket for proper alignment. The TDC mark (2) on the sprocket should align with the pointer (1) on the cover.

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    Fig. Inspect the right camshaft sprocket for proper alignment. The TDC mark (2) on the sprocket should align with the pointer (1) on the cover-3.5L engine

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  27. Remove the damper.
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  29. Install the timing belt cover and tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  31. Install the damper.
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  33. Install the splash shield.
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  35. Install the accessory drive belt.
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