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Remove the three oil pump screen and cover bolts, then remove the screen and cover.
Remove the oil pump screen and cover spacer.
Remove the four oil pump mounting bolts, then remove the oil pump from the engine.
Clean and inspect the mating surfaces.
Install the oil pump and loosely install the four oil pump
mounting bolts. Tighten the four oil pump bolts in the sequence shown to
71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
Fig. 2 Tighten the oil pump mounting bolts to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm) in the sequence shown - 4.6L and 5.4L engines (click over image for zoom)
Install the oil pump screen and cover spacer to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
Install the oil pump screen and cover, then install the three oil
pump screen and cover bolts. Tighten the bolts near the oil pick-up
screen to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm) and the bolts at the opposite end of
the pick-up to 70-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
Install the timing chains, then install the oil pan.
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One of the bolts that you removed from your timing cover is the bolt that holds your tensioner. My guess is that when you removed the bolt you lost timing chain adustment. Sorry to tell you the bad news but the cover has to come back off. Hopfully that motor is not a interference motor because if it is you have bent valves. Good luck.
Install a bolt in the end of the crankshaft
CAUTION Do not install the crankshaft balancer bolt or a bolt longer than 1 inch or damage to the crankshaft threaded hole will result.
Rotate crankshaft until the number 1 piston is at Top Dead Center of compression stroke.
Make sure that the alignment marks are aligned with the tabs on the timing chain tensioner.
Measure distance between hole in bracket and unworn surface of timing chain tensioner shoe.
NOTE: If distance between the hole and unworn surface of timing chain tensioner is greater than 0.314 in (8 mm), replace tensioner, timing chain and sprockets.
Remove timing chain tensioner bolts.
Remove the timing chain, timing chain tensioner and camshaft sprocket at the same time.
Remove the crankshaft sprocket using special tool J 22888-20A or equivalent.
Remove crankshaft sprocket alignment key.
NOTE: If any camshaft components are being replaced to correct a noise problem, all camshaft drive components must be replaced. To Install:
Install the crankshaft sprocket alignment key.
Install the crankshaft sprocket using special tool J 5590 or equivalent.
Compress the timing chain tensioner spring and insert a pin into the tensioner hole to retain the tensioner shoe.
Install timing chain and timing chain tensioner (do not tighten tension bolts).
Align the crankshaft and camshaft timing marks with the tab on the timing chain tensioner.
Tighten the timing chain tensioner bolts.
Torque to: 18 ft lbs (24 Nm)
Tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt.
Torque to: 96 ft lbs (130 Nm)
Remove pin from timing chain tensioner hole.
Remove bolt from end of crankshaft.
CAUTION Inspect the timing chain cover for warping or damage. Replace if needed.
Clean all timing chain cover mating surfaces.
Install or connect the following:
Timing chain cover to the engine block
Ensure that the gasket is installed properly in the groove in the timing chain cover
Timing chain cover and make sure it fully seated on the alignment dowel pins
Your Timing Chain Tensioner is located in the Lower Front of your engine.
#1) you'll have to disconnect your negative Battery cable.
#2) Remove the Top Engine cover to give you better access to the Front of Engine.
#3) Then you'll need to remove your alternator and with wiring attached put it off to the Side you might have to tie it with a wire to secure it.
#4) then you'll need to remove your Power Steering Leave the Lines on it and Put it to the sideas well , Tie off if necessary.
#5) then Jack up the front of your car,make sure you Put Good Stands under the car to keep it secure.while you work under it.
#6) then remove the TWO front Oil Pan Bolts Only the very 2-Front ones.
#7) Then directly above the Oil pan front of the Engine you'll see your Crank Shaft Pulley Remove it, You will need a Puller to Remove it.then the Timing Chain Cover, There are Several bolts Holding it on to the front of the Engine.
#8) Remove ALL the Bolts on Timing over, then Take cover Off,It could be a Little Stubborn ,if All bolts are out for sure, Take a Small plastic mallet and Tap the Cover Easily,until it comes off.
#9) Now before you remove anything else there is a Timing Mark on the Cam Shaft and one on the Crank Shaft,NOTE: BESURE you line them marks up,The Cam Shaft Mark should be pointing Straight Down--And the Crankshaft Mark needs to be Pointing Straight up.and Lined up with the Top Timing Mark.If the are Not
NOTE: Rotate the Engine by Hand Turning the Sprockets until they are LINED Up.
Then Take off the Top Cam Shaft Mounting Bolts,then Pull Sproket and timing Chain at the Same Time.
Then Loosen the Chain Tensioner Bolt with out taking it ALL the Way OUT. then remove your Chain Tensioner.
If your this far i Recommend that you Replace The Timing Chain,Cam Sproket and Crankshaft Sproket as well.
If not the Install your new Chain Tensioner,And Just Simply Reverse the Un-Install Directions.To Put All back Together.
Do Replace the Timing Cover Seal. Using Proper Seal Remover and Installer.
Also before you put your Timing cover back on CLEAN the Surfaces of the Engine and the Cover.And Use a Gasket Sealer and Mount to Block ==Lining Up ALL your Timing Cover Bolt Holes. Let it set a Short time a Few Minutes at Least. To prevent Slipping when installing your Timing Case Cover.
1- Last Thing Torque your Timing Chain Tensioner at 89 Inch Pounds.Which rewuires a Torque Wrench.
And Torque ALL your Timing Cover Bolts at 97 Inch Pounds.Do NOT Over Tighten You'll Strip them.
MAKE Sure the Timing Marks are Still lined up.
This will get your Timing Chain Tensioner Replaced. Thanks for using FixYa From: d_hubbs
Timing Chain and Gears REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 2.2L Engine
Fig. 1: The timing marks on the sprockets should be in alignment. If not, turn the crankshaft until the marks are aligned
Fig. 2: The timing chain tensioner is retained by a Torx head bolt (1) and a regular hex head bolt (2)
Fig. 3: Unfasten the camshaft sprocket bolt
Fig. 4: Remove the camshaft sprocket and the timing chain at the same time . . .
Fig. 5: . . . then remove the tensioner assembly
Fig. 6: Compress the tensioner spring and insert a cotter pin or nail in the hole provided to hold the tensioner in position
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the front cover as previously detailed.
Place the No. 1 piston at TDC of the compression stroke so that the marks on the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets are in alignment (see illustration).
Loosen the timing chain tensioner nut as far as possible without actually removing it.
Remove the camshaft sprocket bolts and remove the sprocket and chain together. If the sprocket does not slide from the camshaft easily, a light blow with a soft mallet at the lower edge of the sprocket will dislodge it.
Using a suitable gear puller, remove the crankshaft sprocket.
Press the crankshaft sprocket back onto the crankshaft.
Install the timing chain over the camshaft sprocket and then around the crankshaft sprocket. Make sure that the marks on the two sprockets are in alignment (see illustration). Lubricate the thrust surface with Molykote® or its equivalent.
Align the dowel in the camshaft with the dowel hole in the sprocket and then install the sprocket onto the camshaft. Use the mounting bolts to draw the sprocket onto the camshaft and then tighten to 66–68 ft. lbs. (91–95 Nm).
Lubricate the timing chain with clean engine oil. Tighten the chain tensioner.
Installation of the remaining components is in the reverse order of removal.
Fig. 7: Exploded view of the timing chain and sprockets — 2.2L OHV engine
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1.Put the car on jack stands
2.Remove the exhuast manifold, Do not rotate the flex cuopling more then 4 degrees od damage will occur.
3.Diconnect the coolant inlet pipe from the water pump outlet hose, Disconnect from the engine, disconnect it from the thermostate housing and remove it.
4.lower the car back down of the jack stands.
5.Detach the brack booster hose.
6.Remove the timing chain cover and the tensioner.
7.Remove the heater outletpiper from the water pump.
8.Remove the water pump cover bolts.
9.Remove the water pump retianer nuts.
Remove the old gasket and clean.
10.On bench. Install the waterpump and cover but lreave the bolts finger tight.
11.Install back in car, leave water pump bolts looseto allow for positioning.
12.Install water pump cover to engine, tighten by hand.
13.Lubricate oringand install metal outlet pipe back into pump, hand tighten.
14a.Tighten the water pump to timing chain nuts
14b.Tighten the water pump cover to water pump housing bolts.
14c.Tighten water pump cover to engine block bolts.
14d.Tighten the radiator outlet pipe to water pump.
15.Install timing chain tensioner.
16.Install exhuast manifold.
17.Install exhuast pipe.
18. Fill it up and bleed the system.
yes you must remove the timing chain cover, timing chain, timing chain case, and exhaust manifold, takes about 6 hrs to change, I know I got the same motor and car, good luck and have fun, also you will need to buy a gasket set for the timing chain
Depends on which engine if it's the 2,2 engine fairly easy but the 2.4 is a big job Timing Cover & Exhaust Manifold Removal Required. With the 2.2 locate water pump loosen the bolts on the pulley then remove the serpentine belt. Finish removing the pulley bolts now you can get at the water pump bolts. Use a container under the car to catch the antifreeze. Remove the water pump from the engine, installing new pump in reverse order to removal.