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timing marks on 2002 stratus with 2.4 dual over head cam

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
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Expert:  dodge technician 1 replied 9 years ago.


  1. Set crankshaft sprocket to TDC by aligning the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
  2. Set camshafts timing marks so that the exhaust camshaft sprocket is a 1/2 notch below the intake camshaft sprocket (Camshaft Sprocket Alignment).

    CAUTION: Ensure that the arrows on both camshaft sprockets are facing up.

  3. Install timing belt. Starting at the crankshaft, go around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and then around the tensioner (Timing Belt - Installation).
  4. Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise (Timing Belt - Installation) to align marks and take up belt slack.

    NOTE: A new tensioner is held in the wound position by a pull pin.

  5. Remove the pull pin or Allen wrench from the belt tensioner.
  6. Once the timing belt has been installed and tensioner released, rotate the crankshaft two (2) complete revolutions. Verify that the TDC marks on crankshaft and timing marks on the camshafts are aligned as shown in (Crankshaft and Camshaft Timing).
  7. Install engine mount support bracket (Front Timing Belt Covers).
  8. Install upper timing belt cover. Torque fasteners to 9 N·m (80 in. lbs.) (Front Timing Belt Covers).
  9. Install the lower timing belt cover. Torque fasteners to 9 N·m (80 in. lbs.) (Front Timing Belt Covers).
  10. Install generator and bracket. Connect generator connections.
  11. Install AC/Generator belt tensioner.
  12. Install crankshaft damper (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/ENGINE BLOCK/VIBRATION DAMPER - INSTALLATION).
  13. Install right engine mount (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/ENGINE MOUNTING/RIGHT MOUNT - INSTALLATION).
  14. Install coolant recovery container (Refer to 7 - COOLING/ENGINE/COOLANT RECOVERY CONTAINER - INSTALLATION).
  15. Install accessory drive belts. ()
  16. Install belt splash shield.
  17. Install right front wheel.
  18. Connect negative battery cable. graphicgraphicgraphic
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