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Hello, This is a HUGE job. It will take an entire day
CAUTION: When aligning timing marks, always rotate engine by turning the crankshaft. Failure to do so will result in valve and/or piston damage.
CAUTION: When the timing chain is removed and the cylinder heads are still installed, DO NOT rotate the camshafts or crankshaft without first locating the proper crankshaft position. Failure to do so will result in valve and/or piston damage.
NOTE: When camshaft sprocket bolts are removed, the camshafts will rotate in a clockwise direction.
NOTE: Lubricate timing chain and guides with engine oil before installation.
NOTE: The camshaft sprockets can be allowed to float on the camshaft hub during installation.
NOTE: Inspect oil ring on chain guide access plug before installing. Replace O-ring as necessary.
NOTE: To reset the primary timing chain tensioner, engine oil will first need to be purged from the tensioner
NOTE: If oil was not first purged from the tensioner, use slight finger pressure to assist the center arm pin of Special Tool 8186 to unseat the tensioner's check ball.
CAUTION: Ensure the tensioner is properly reset. The tensioner body must bottom against the top edge of Special Tool 8186. Failure to properly perform the resetting procedure may cause tensioner jamming.
NOTE: After installation of a reset tensioner, engine noise will occur after initial start-up. This noise will normally disappear within 5 - 10 seconds.
I hope this helped if so an accept is appreciated
There are no special tools needed, unless you are pulling off the crankgear. There is are Mopar repair kit available at the dealership. It includes, chain, tensioner, cam sprockets, and all the guides. Just make sure you match up the left camsprocket w/ the new one. They changed the position of the windows where the cam sensor picks up the signal.