How to Replace timing belt on Chrysler 300C 3.5 2004-11

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Special tools

  • Crankshaft pulley puller – No.1023.
  • Insert for puller – No.9020-R.
  • Crankshaft pulley holding tool – No.9365.
  • Crankshaft pulley installer – Nos.C-4685-C1 & 6792/-1.

Special precautions

  • Disconnect battery earth lead.
  • DO NOT turn crankshaft or camshaft when timing belt removed.
  • Remove spark plugs to ease turning engine.
  • Turn engine in normal direction of rotation (unless otherwise stated).
  • DO NOT turn engine via camshaft or other sprockets.
  • Observe all tightening torques

Repair times – hrs

Camshaft drive belt/chain – R & I1,50

Valve timing procedures

Removal

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove engine undershield(s).
  3. Drain coolant.
  4. Remove:
    • Radiator top hose.
    • Auxiliary drive belt.

    NOTE: Mark direction of rotation on belt with chalk if belt is to be reused.

    • Auxiliary drive belt tensioner pulley.
    • Auxiliary drive belt guide pulley (if necessary).
    • PAS pump. DO NOT disconnect pipes.
    • Crankshaft pulley bolt [1] .
    • Crankshaft pulley [2] . Use tool Nos.1023 & 9020-R.
    • Timing belt covers [3] & [4] .
  5. Turn crankshaft to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Ensure timing marks aligned [5] , [6] & [7] .
  6. Remove:
    • Automatic tensioner unit bolts [8] .
    • Automatic tensioner unit [9] .
    • Timing belt.

    NOTE: Mark direction of rotation on belt with chalk if belt is to be reused.

Installation

  1. Check tensioner pulley for smooth operation. Replace if necessary.
  2. Check tensioner body for leakage or damage. Replace if necessary.
  3. Slowly compress pushrod into tensioner body until holes aligned. Use vice [10] .NOTE: This procedure should take approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Retain pushrod with suitable pin through hole in tensioner body [11] .
  5. Ensure timing marks aligned [5] , [6] & [7] .
  6. Fit timing belt in anti-clockwise direction, starting at crankshaft sprocket. Ensure belt is taut between sprockets.NOTE: If reusing old belt, observe direction of rotation marks on belt.
  7. Push tensioner pulley against belt [12] .
  8. Fit:
    • Automatic tensioner unit [9] .
    • Automatic tensioner unit bolts [8] . Tightening torque: 28 Nm.
  9. Ensure timing marks on camshaft sprockets aligned [6] & [7] .
  10. Remove locking pin from tensioner body to release pushrod [11] .
  11. Turn crankshaft slowly two turns clockwise until timing marks aligned [5] , [6] & [7] . If not: Repeat tensioning procedure.
  12. Fit:
    • Timing belt covers [3] & [4] .
    • Crankshaft pulley [2] . Use tool Nos.C-4685-C1 & 6792/-1.
    • Crankshaft pulley bolt [1] .
  13. Hold crankshaft pulley [2] . Use tool No.9365.
  14. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolt [1] . Tightening torque: 95 Nm.
  15. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  16. Refill cooling system.
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