Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi, and welcome to Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will help the best I can. I may need to ask questions to better understand your concern.I can provide you with the service information if you would like. I will give you the heads up first that this is a very involved and lengthy repair. It also involves removing the timing belt which might as well be replaced if you are in there.
Go ahead with your qestions.
How high do I raise the engine and since the oil pan is cast, where is the best place to lift?
Next is the timing belt info:
Should just have to raise the engine slightly to remove the mount bolt. You can use a wood block to spread the weight out on the oil pan.
Also needs raised enough to detach AC compressor from the accessory drive, so it is a few inches
The links to additional info, IE fuel pressure relied procedure, rocker are loosening etc are not working.
Sorry those links never seem to transfer over. I can individually post them though. Fuel pressure release is basically pulling the fuel pump relay or fuse and letting the engine die as it runs out of fuel pressure.The rockers are loosened but not removed to make it easier to turn the engine over.
Ok. Do you have the torque values for the rocker assemblies, timing cover and valve covers?
cylinder head cover (1) and bolts (2). Tighten to 12 N·m (105 in. lbs.
Tighten the rocker arm/shaft assembly bolts in the sequence shown to 31 N·m (275 in. lbs.).
You will need a puller for the crankshaft damper as well.
My apologies for the unorganized order of things. Chrysler service info has a lot of links that jump around.
Got it. Is there a need to remove the timing belt tensioner if I am not replacing the timing belt. This engine only has 40,000 miles on it. The sequence image will not show. is this like the old mopar shafts, start in the middle and work out, if is this something different?
Yes, the timing belt tensioner will have to be removed anyway to let the tension off of the belt so it can come loose from the water pump.For some reason some of the pictures are not loading on the site tonight.
Ok. I copied the link for the rocker sequence to a document and it showed, so that problem is solved.
Glad you're having better luck than I am. I could try and fill in some blanks tomorrow on my computer at work. I'm on my laptop at home that is finicky with pictures and links.
I think it's a Java software glitch
I think the only other info I need is this link (Refer to 09 - Engine/Valve Timing/COVER(S) , Engine Timing - Removal) so I have the tightening sequence, if there is one. I have to get this car fixed tomorrow because I'm headed across the country on Friday.
Oops. Torque for the crankshaft dampner?
Crank dampner = 70 ft lbs.
I just reread everything and I think the info you gave me should work. This is my first time on this site, I guess I use the save and exit link then get back on if I find a hole in the info? Do I rate when I get the job done?
You can open this same thread when you come back. The site notifies me when you are back on the thread. You're more than welcome to rate when you get the job done as I will be available to help with any addition info along the way.
Ok, thanks. I'll be tearing into it first thing in the morning and I'll let you know if I have problems. Have a good night.
No problem. You too
I re-engaged the dealer and pushed the issue of the repair. I found that my extended warranty covered this repair so the car is at the dealership being repaired. Thanks for the info, I also have an 08 Ram so I may be using your services again.