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2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY CYLINDER HEAD REMOVAL

IS IT NECESSARY TO POSITION THE CYLINDER 1 TO THE TDC BEFORE REMOVE THE CYLINDER HEAD?

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Nope. You are not removing the timing chain or moving anything related to the timing so it is not necessary to have the engine set to TDC. coincidently I just pulled off a set of heads on a caravan 3.3 liter yesterday at work. I had both off in about an hour and a half. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!

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I would exercise some caution in removing the heads with out putting the engine to TDC on #1, as to remove the heads on on over head cam engine the timing belt/chain would have to be removed as the belt goes around the pulley/sprocket on the end of the cam shaft. The pulley/sprocket will have index marks which will need to be lined up correctly upon reassembly so the valve timing is correct. Good luck.

Posted on Feb 26, 2012

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    Jeremy W. Feb 26, 2012

    Larry, the 05 Town & country only has two engine option a 3.3 and a 3.8 liter. Both engines are pushrods engines. NO OVERHEAD CAMS AND NO TIMING BELT SINCE IT IS TIMING CHAIN DRIVEN! The timing is not messed with when the heads are pulled therefore it is not necessary to set TDC before pulling the head!

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Fig. Fig. 1: At 90 degrees past TDC, the crankshaft sprocket timing mark and keyway will align with the main bearing cap split line



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the timing chain and sprocket assembly-SOHC engine


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Fig. Fig. 3: Insert the timing pin to ensure that the camshaft is at No. 1 TDC-SOHC engine



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Fig. Fig. 4: When the camshaft is at TDC, rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise 90 degrees to achieve TDC

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