Home Auto Repair 1996 Dodge Stratus Removal/Installation With Mechanical Tensioner

1996 Dodge Stratus Removal/Installation With Mechanical Tensioner

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Download REMOVAL 1. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove right front wheel. 2. Remove right inner splash shield. 3. Remove accessory drive belts. 4. Remove crankshaft damper bolt, and remove damper. See: Crankshaft Main Bearing SealService and Repair. 5. Remove lower timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover. 6. Lower vehicle and remove upper timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover. 7. Remove right engine mount and support bracket. CAUTION: When aligning crankshaft and camshaft timing marks always rotate engine from crankshaft. Camshaft should not be rotated after timing belt is removed. Damage to valve components may occur. Always align timing marks before removing timing belt. 8. Align crankshaft and camshafts timing marks to Top Dead Center (TDC). 9. Install 6 mm Allen wrench into belt tensioner. Before rotating the tensioner insert the long end of a 1/8″ or 3 mm Allen wrench into the pin hole on the front of the tensioner. While rotating the tensioner counterclockwise push in lightly on the 1/8″ or 3 mm Allen wrench, until it slides into the locking hole. 10. Remove timing belt. INSTALLATION 1. Set crankshaft sprocket to Top Dead Center (TDC) by aligning the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing. 2. Set camshafts timing marks so that the exhaust camshaft sprocket is a 1/2 notch below the intake camshaft sprocket. CAUTION: Ensure that the arrows on both camshaft sprockets are facing up. 3. Install timing belt. Starting at the crankshaft, go around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and then around the tensioner.