How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Mopar Certified Your Own Question
Mopar Certified
Mopar Certified, Technician
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 11332
Experience:  24 Year Factory Trained and Certified
Type Your Chrysler Question Here...
Mopar Certified is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Howdy. I have a 1997 Plymouth Breeze, 2.0 liter / 16 valve

Resolved Question:

Howdy. I have a 1997 Plymouth Breeze, 2.0 liter / 16 valve engine, that has a "Broken Timing Belt". What is the complete procedure to change this "Timing Belt"? Thank you; Mark
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Mopar Certified replied 7 years ago.

I can help you with this question.


Here is the procedure to remove and install the timing belt.


  • Remove accessory drive belts.
  • Raise vehicle on a hoist and remove right inner splash shield
  • Remove crankshaft damper bolt. Remove damper using the large side of Special Tool 1026 and insert 6827-A


  • Lower vehicle and place a jack under engine.
  • Remove right engine mount. Refer to procedure outlined in this section.
  • Remove right engine mount bracket
  • Remove front timing belt cover

  • Loosen timing belt tensioner fasteners and remove timing belt and tensioner.




    1. When tensioner is removed from the engine it is necessary to compress the plunger into the tensioner body.
    2. Place the tensioner into a vise equipped with soft jaws and slowly compress the plunger

    CAUTION: Index the tensioner in the vise the same way it is installed on the engine. This is to ensure proper pin orientation when tensioner is installed on the engine.

  • When plunger is compressed into the tensioner body install a 1.9 mm (5/64) allen wrench or pin through the body and plunger to retain plunger in place until tensioner is installed.
  • Set crankshaft sprocket to TDC by aligning the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing, then back off to 3 notches before TDC

    Set camshaft to TDC by aligning mark on sprocket with the arrow on the rear of timing belt cover


    Move crankshaft to 1/2 mark before TDC for belt installation

  • Install timing belt. Starting at the crankshaft, go around the water pump sprocket and then around the camshaft sprocket.
  • Move crankshaft sprocket to TDC to take up belt slack. Install tensioner to block but do not tighten fasteners.
  • Using a torque wrench on the tensioner pulley apply 28 N·m (250 in. lbs.) of torque
  • graphic


  • With torque being applied to the tensioner pulley move the tensioner up against the tensioner pulley bracket and tighten fasteners to 31 N·m (275 in. lbs.)
  • Pull tensioner plunger pin. Pretension is correct when pin can be removed and installed.
  • Rotate crankshaft 2 revolutions and check the alignment of the timing marks
  • Install front half of timing cover.
  • Install engine mount bracket.
  • Install Right engine mount. Refer to procedure outlined in this section.
  • Remove jack from under engine.
  • Install crankshaft damper using M12-1.75 x 150 mm bolt, washer, thrust bearing and nut from Special Tool 6792. Install crankshaft damper bolt and tighten to 142 N·m (105 ft. lbs.)
  • Install accessory drive belts. Refer toCooling System Accessory Drive section for procedure.
  • Raise vehicle on hoist and install right inner splash shield.


    Mopar Certified and 3 other Chrysler Specialists are ready to help you

    Related Chrysler Questions