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Installing timing chains in 2002 Jeep Liberty 3.7. Manual

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Installing timing chains in 2002 Jeep Liberty 3.7. Manual shows position of plated links on big sprocket and on dot of camshaft gear while V6 on camshaft gear is at 12 o clock. Also shows double link on dot at 12 o clock and single link on crankshaft sprocket.Set up with big sprocket at 12, crankshaft at 6 and camshafts with V6 mark at 12. When rotating engine 2 turns, all dots and v6's are in right spot but plated links are not where they were initially. No matter how many times I turn it over, always the dots and V6's are in correct location, but plated links are not. Is the initial setup with plated links the only time they all line up like picture in manual (Chilton) or is something wrong.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
The plated links are there just to help set up the timing and wont line up every time the engine is turned over. The dots should line back up every couple turns and as long as they are the engine is in time.
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