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Brad, Dealership Technician
Category: Chrysler
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Experience:  19 Yrs Chrysler/Dodge Technician..ASE Master Certified(L-1)
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Hi I'm looking for a technician who's very familiar with a 2004 chrysler Pacifica 3.5 lt engine timing belt
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Brad replied 1 year ago.
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What's going on with your timing belt?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm doing a timing belt job on this vehicle 2004 chrysler Pacifica the timing marks on the crankshaft and the right side head line up perfect but the left side head mark doesn't line up half a tooth is off is this ok?
Expert:  Brad replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
No it can't be a tooth off or you will have issues.. Did you loosen both camshaft gears then install the belt? It should look like this:

http://i.imgur.com/H8p9aB0.gif
Let me know,
Brad
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That picture with the two dots mark on the rear timing belt cover it's for the old 3.5lt engine the Pacifica has a line not 2 dots.and it's off by half a tooth
Expert:  Brad replied 1 year ago.
HI,
It's the same on timing. You need to put the camshaft in the middle of the 2 marks. If it's not lining up loosen the two camshafts then set the timing then tighten. It's got to be in the middle or your going to have issues.. Did you get a OEM timing belt?
Brad
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's an aftermarket belt . I'm going to get the oem better. Do you know if the oem belt come with marks ? You want me to remove the valve cover and loose the rocker arms to loose the camshaft and be able to aling the mark?
Expert:  Brad replied 1 year ago.
HI,
I always recommend OEM parts, and you just need to loosen the camshaft sprokets so they move on the camshaft then get the timing marks alligned.. Loosing them will allow it to move slightly so you can get it in time.. Whatever you do don't run it with the marks not lined up or you could bend some valves...
Brad