Download 2005 Chrysler 300 C Timing Belt Service Manual – INSPECTION TIMING BELT 1. Remove front timing belt cover (Refer to COVER-FRONT TIMING BELT). 2. Inspect both sides of the timing belt. Replace belt if any of the following conditions exist. See Fig. 326: Hardening of back rubber back side is glossy without resilience and leaves no indent when pressed with fingernail. Cracks (4) on rubber back. Cracks or peeling (1) of canvas. Cracks on rib root. Cracks on belt sides. Missing teeth (2). Abnormal wear (7) of belt sides. The sides are normal if they are sharp as if cut by a knife. Vehicle mileage or time at component maintenance requirement. (Refer to LUBRICATION & MAINTENANCE ) 3. If none of the above conditions are seen on the belt, the front timing belt cover can be installed (Refer to COVER-FRONT TIMING BELT). TIMING VERIFICATION Remove the outer timing covers. Rotate the crankshaft until the pointer on the crankshaft sprocket (10) aligns the TDC mark on the oil pump (9). See Fig. 327. Check to determine if the camshaft sprocket (2, 7) timing marks (1, 8) are aligned with the marks on the inner timing cover. It may take an additional full revolution of the crankshaft before the camshaft sprocket marks are aligned.