Download TIMING BELT Removal 1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove upper engine torque strut attaching bolts and remove engine torque strut. See Fig. 5 . Remove engine torque strut bracket from strut tower. On PT Cruiser (Turbo), discharge and evacuate A/C system. Disconnect A/C lines at junction block near upper timing belt cover. 2. On all models, remove upper timing belt cover bolts and remove cover. See Fig. 6 . Raise vehicle on hoist and remove right front wheel. Remove splash shield. See Fig. 7 . Remove accessory drive belts. Remove crankshaft damper. See Fig. 8 . Remove pencil strut. See Fig. 2 . Remove lower engine torque strut. See Fig. 5 . 3. Disconnect exhaust system front pipe from manifold. Disconnect A/C pressure switch at rear of compressor housing. Lower vehicle and support engine with a jack. If not done previously, discharge and evacuate A/C system. Disconnect A/C lines at junction block. Remove screw attaching ground strap to strut bracket. Remove torque strut bracket from strut tower. Remove upper radiator closure panel. Without disconnecting lines from power steering pump, remove pump and bracket and set pump aside. 4. With engine properly supported, remove right engine mount through-bolt. See Fig. 5 .