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Fix timing belt then put every part on the car around where the is that has to do with the cooling part. tookcar backa couple of time. they put a thermostat on it keep going back sever time. time belt broken. they said motor was gone. Ifell like they old me a new motor. they fix lot of other and miss them up.Iwas told by sever people and they ftx them their self.most of them was men marry woman.people told me they was trying to take advance of me because I was a woman. 7/10/06 8/16/06 9/1/06 they call me 9/23/08 saying my car still down their i old them a towing fee. the car is a2000 dodge stratus 7mo/mil/107,165--7mo/mil/108,713/the9mo/wasn,t half the mil for the 9/1/o6

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These are diagrams that will help you choose the part that you need. Click on the one you need to see or print.
Timing belt diagram
Cilinder head diagram
Cover valve diagram
Cables and ignition diagram

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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  • ready2helpu Oct 14, 2008

    These are diagrams that will help you choose the part that you need. Click on the one you need to see or print.

    Fuel injectors diagram

    Crankshaft and piston

    Throtle body diagram

    Oil pan & pump

    Belt system

    Engine mounts

    Intake manifold

    Exhaust manifold

  • ready2helpu Oct 14, 2008

    the replacement cost will be Right around $400.00.

    you have to replace after 30,000 miles to 40,000 miles dependant on driving conditions

    exactly is does not have belt

    NO Belt !

    It does not have a belt. It has a chain which should last the life of the engine.


  • ready2helpu Oct 14, 2008

    Ensure the timing is set on the correct revolution, 1st cylinder piston should be top dead center, with the inlet valve closed and outlet valve towards opening. Timing mark on pulley should be at center or at 0 (zero).

    If engine has a mechanical distributor, the rotor should be pointing towards the number 1 spark lead, in the correct firing order.

    Ensure valve clearances are correct while cold. Then readjusted when warm

  • ready2helpu Oct 14, 2008

    to get repair manual for your car. They cost about $16.00 at any car dealer shop Or, go to a Public Library for free.



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