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how to set timing &cam on v6 2.7 liter dodge intrepid 2002

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how to set timing &cam on v6 2.7 liter dodge intrepid 2002
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.

The gears line up to links on the chain. Here is some information to help:


  • Align crankshaft sprocket timing mark to the mark on oil pump housing (Fig. 120). NOTE: Lubricate timing chain and guides with engine oil before installation.
  • Place left side primary chain sprocket onto the chain so that the timing mark is located in-between the two (plated) timing links (Fig. 120).
  • Lower the primary chain with left side sprocket through the left cylinder head opening. NOTE: The camshaft sprockets can be allowed to float on the camshaft hub during installation.
  • Loosely position left side camshaft sprocket over camshaft hub.
  • Align timing (plated) link to the crankshaft sprocket timing mark (Fig. 120).
  • Position primary chain onto water pump drive sprocket.
  • Align right camshaft sprocket timing mark to the timing (plated) link on the timing chain (Fig. 120) and loosely position over camshaft hub.
  • Verify that all chain timing (plated) links are properly aligned to the timing marks on all sprockets (Fig. 120).


    Customer: replied 7 years ago.
    Relist: Incomplete answer.
    I like something on the two outside cams on the heads the alighment to.
    Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.

    When replying please click reply or accept as the information does not come back to me otherwise.


    Were the cam gears removed? If not you set the crank gear and then align the cam gears to the crank based on the alignment of the links on the chain

    Customer: replied 7 years ago.
    what about the the small cam s on the heads (cyl)
    Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.

    Ok....Now I know what your after:





  • View the intake camshaft sprocket timing mark. The mark should be 90°from the cylinder head cover sealing surface (Fig. 113) on both right and left cylinder banks.
  • Count chain pins from the mark on the intake camshaft towards the exhaust camshaft. Engine is timed correctly when there are 12 chain pins between the timing marks on the intake camshaft and exhaust camshaft (Fig. 113).
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