Question about 1993 Dodge Spirit

1 Answer

Water pump I am going to replace the water pump and the manual calls for top dead center cyl 1. Why? I know I am going to be removing the timing belt but as long as it is marked - why does it matter where the pistons are. Also I #1 plug seems to be behind the gen. mount. Spark plug hard to get any trick? Also how in the world am I going to tell TDC with this set up. I am assuming that piston 1 is top left - how I'm going to determine TDC I don't know at least the way the book explains it - look to see when #1 is at the top of the stroke - hello is every one else Houdini but me? 1993 6 cyl 3.0 L

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 183 Answers

Once you remove the timing belt covers,rotate engine,by hand via cranckshaft bolt (only in direction of normal engine rotation,i believe clockwise on that) and aligne all timing marks. At this time your engine is at #1 tdc..Follow manual and change belt.....Good Luck!!!

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Yes hi my name is jose and i own a 1999 isuzu trooper and i am trying to replace the timing belt. i have taken it apart and i have tried to get the right timing on it but for some reason i cant get it. i...


I dont know your engine specificly, but all engines that I have ever timmed, you use cyl #1 at top dead center as timming ref. point. does you info say to use #2? if say its a 4 cyl. #1 would be front of engine, near belts and aternator, water pump not near where engine mounts to transmission.

Feb 19, 2011 | 1999 Isuzu Trooper

1 Answer

Timing belt replacemnt for 1991 Nissan pulsar


1. Disconnect battery.2. make sure the engine is at top dead center(TDC).3. take belts off.4. Remove pulleys,except for the camshaft pulley..5. Remove timing belt cover.At this point you should see the timing belt and also the water pump,if it's not external.I suggest while you have access to the water pump that you replace it.6. loosen timing belt tensioner and and finally remove belt.On the camshaft pulley,there should be a notch,making sure the notch is at the top of the pulley. 7. Tighten the timing belt,but not too tight.7. Installation is reverse of removal.

Oct 02, 2010 | 1990 Nissan Pulsar

1 Answer

How do you replace the water pump on a 2001 Ford Escort ZX2?


hello there:
to replace you're water pump you will have too also do the timing belt the water pump is going to be internal you will have to remove the timing cover and remove the wheel splash guard and left front tire to be able to get to cover you will also need to remove the drive belt accessory belt the alternator possible the a/c pump and make sure you have go the number 1 cylinder top dead center on the exhaust stroke and remove the harmonic balancer to get in to the pump then you will have the do believe eight bolts to remove the water pump install in reverse.....hope this helps you out...sincerely D.Jones

Jun 01, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

I replaced distributor need to know where rotor button faces


Before you removed the old unit did you mark the place as to where the rotor was pointing? if so just place it in the same pos. If not then you will have to look at the timing marks on the crank bring them up to cyl. #1 is up on top dead center and place the rotor rt. before plug wire contact on the dic. cap also make sure if dis. shaft drives oil pump that the two are installed rt. so that the oil pump will pump and not burn up the motor on start up or bind and break the keyway off the pump. you can use a flash light to look down dis. mounting hole to see how the oil pump keyway is sitting if it's not in the rt. place as to how the dis. will be place when setting it back to number 1 cyl. you can use a long flat blade screw driver to turn it into place to match up with dis. shaft....also if the timing maker are hard to see and you have a helper you can simply remove spark plug from number 1 cyl. and bump engine with starter (coil unhooked up) have helped put finger over plug hole when air forces finger out your on compression or close to top dead center .

Dec 01, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

How do i install a timming belt on 1998 vw beetle


It CAN be done in a home shop, but it is HUGELY time consuming and is not a job for the average person in their driveway.
If you wanna try though,
1) remove engine cover.
2) partially drain coolant and remove coolant reservoir (mark all the vacuum hoses)
3) remove fuel lines from the fuel distribution block/leak detection pump.
4) remove sparkplugs and drivebelt
5) remove upper timing belt cover (it has the enging info sticker on it)
6) jack up right front of car and support on jack stands, remove front wheel.
7) remove lower fender apron
8) Rotate the engine until piston 1 is at Top Dead Center. Verify that the camshaft sprocket mark is aligned witht he mark on the rear timing belt cover.
9) losen the crackshaft drive sporcket bolt and the pulley bolts. (you may have to use a strap wrench to keep the crackshft from ratating witht he wrench)
10 Make sure that the number 1 piston is still at top dead center.
11 Support the engine on a piece of wood and remove the right engine mount and engine moutn support bracket
12 remove lower timing belt cover
13 release the timing belt tensioner
14 remove the timing belt
15 Inspect the camshaft sprocket for damage
16 inspect belt for contamination by coolant or oil. If found locate and fix source of leak
17 Inspect the tensioner and idler pulleys for damage or wear replace if necessary.
Ok there are about 20 more step to put it back in and I am getting bored. a Haynes manual gives a step-by-step with photos and illustrations.
I woudl also recommend that, while you are there, you also replace the water pump. the factory pump was plastic and the fins have likely broken off. Replace with a metal aftermarket pump. Don't be afraid to spend a little money on a good pump and a good belt. The cost of the labor to replace the them far far outweighs the actual cost of parts

Oct 06, 2009 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

I,replace intake gasket and now is out time.


First off, you have to find top dead center number 1 cyl. Take out spark plug for that, rotate engine until compression comes thru hole. Look down at timing marks and see if it's aligned to top dead center. If not, rotate 180 degrees more clockwise. Then, install distributor into oil pump shaft, pointing distributor to number one cyl. Remember, you have to install the distributor one or two gear teeth back as when the dist. is dropped in, rotor will turn two teeth clockwise which will make it go to number one. If you don't, it will be past number one cyl. Retry.

Aug 16, 2009 | 1995 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

Replaced water pump nd timing belt now car will not turn over to start it trys but wont fully turn over. how do i get it to start


timing is incorrect/usually have to find #1 cyl top dead cent then use camshaft alignment marks and then reinstall belt.

May 08, 2009 | 1994 Volvo 850

2 Answers

I need instructions on replacing the timing belt


1. Remove the Alternator Belt.
2. Remove the Water Pump Pulley
3. Remove the Air Conditioner Belt and Power Steering Belt.
4. Remove the Crankshaft Pulley.
5. Remove the timing belt cover
6. Remove the timing belt tensioner pulley.
7. Remove the Timing Belt.
8. (If Replacing) Remove Idler Pulley.
Installation is reverse of removal. Keep a close eye on the timing marks on the cam sprockets to make sure you don't knock anything out of whack.

I would strongly recommend replacing the water pump while you are replacing the timing belt. (The water pump usually comes in the timing belt kit.) Otherwise you are going to have to do this all over again when your water pump goes out. Good Luck.

Nov 10, 2008 | 2004 Hyundai Tiburon

1 Answer

Water pump


You'll have to remove the timing belt covers, balancer and the water pump is actually turned by the timing belt. Be sure you place the engine on top dead center before you remove the belt. You'll have to place a jack under the engine because you'll have to remove the engine mount. By placing the engine on TDC, you'll have an easier time installing the timing belt. Replace the timing belt at the same time as the water pump. I call it cheap insurance.

Aug 17, 2008 | 1998 Plymouth Breeze

Not finding what you are looking for?
1993 Dodge Spirit Logo

167 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63990 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...