Dodge Hemi 5.7 Replacing the Timing Chain

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The 5.7 Hemi is a very easy engine to replace the timing chain. Just a few little things to keep in mind. You don’t line the marks like you would in a Chevy V8. Just look at the pictures.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
SCAT PACK 2 KIT PART NUMBER 77072313 2011-2015 DODGE CHARGER/CHALLENGER 5.7 HEMI STAGE 2 KIT PART NUMBER 77072315
2011-2015 CHRYSLER 300 5.7 HEMI

09 – Engine, 5.7L / Valve Timing / CHAIN and SPROCKETS, Timing/Removal

Special Tools:

8514 – Pins, Tensioner

1. Remove the timing chain cover (Refer to 09 – Engine/Valve Timing/COVER(S) , Engine Timing – Removal).

  1. Install the vibration damper bolt finger tight. Using a suitable socket and breaker bar, rotate the crankshaft to align the timing marks with the timing chain sprockets (1, 2).
  2. Ensure that the camshaft gear (2) is aligned with the camshaft timing chain marks (1) in the twelve O’clock position.
  3. The crankshaft gear mark (1) should align with the timing chain mark (2) at the six O’clock position.
  1. Retract the chain tensioner arm (1) until the hole in the arm lines up with the hole in the bracket.
  2. Install the Tensioner Pin 8514 (2) into the chain tensioner holes.
  3. If the timing chain tensioner is being replaced, remove the retaining bolts (1) and remove the timing chain tensioner.
5.7 (dragged)

 

 

2 Thoughts on Dodge Hemi 5.7 Replacing the Timing Chain
    Matt
    8 Nov 2020
    8:50am
    Comment:

    Anything special about removing the oil pump? Does the pan need to be dropped?

      8 Nov 2020
      5:39pm
      Comment:

      Sorry to say, it does. There is one bolt that holds the pickup tube to the pump that is really hard to get to. However, you can on most models drop the pan by removing all the bolts just a few inches. This should make enough room for you to get to the bolt. Make sure you replace that O ring if you do.

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