Question about 2002 Dodge Stratus
Where can i get diagram to show how to change timing belt for a 2002 Stratus w/ 2.7? think its out of timing.
This engine uses a timing chain not a timing belt, a timing chain never needs to be replaced unless it fails or the engine is being rebuilt
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
timing is set by the computer as long as you got the timing belt marks right it should run good.if not the cam timing is off and you will have to start over.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
SOURCE: timing belt diagram
There should be a diagram on the radiator cover on top. If not the best thing to do is buy a Chilton's manual. That way you could have it for future use. they don't coast that much and you can get one at any parts store.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
You may have the cam shaft 180 degrees out this is a common mistake made when doing this job pull a plug out and do a compression check if no compression is present retime the mechanical timing, Always when doing a timing belt remove all plugs and after installing belt turn the motor over (with the crankshaft pulley bolt screwed in) one complete running cycle (6 full revolutions) however be very careful during the first revolution if there is any resistance while turning if so do not continue to try to turn the mechanical timing is off and one of the valves is open at the same time as the piston comes up to top dead center hitting the valve! this can bend the valve, this occurs on what is called an interference motor, I suggest you find out for sure if you do or do not have one call the dealer to verify.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
Did this on my 2002 Stratus 2.4L. I agree with other poster, you do have to remove the passenger tire and wheel wall to do it, but the tensioner travels clockwise.
Note: I offer this solely as a description of how I accomplished the task on my vehicle. It should not be taken as me advising anyone else in any way on how or whether they manage to repair their own vehicles.
1) Engaged parking brake, loosened lugs on passenger front tire.
2) Jacked-up and placed jack-stand.
3) Removed piece of black under-carriage which surrounds the oil filter and attaches to front bumper. There are at least 10 plastic push-pins to remove and I managed to destroy half of them in the process.
4) Positoned belt over lower pulleys and tensioner (as best as possible) then used a bungee to hold the top end of belt up while I worked under the car.
5) Used a 3/8 ratchet and inserted into square hole attached to the tensioner, disengaged the tensioner (moves clockwise) then used a brace to keep the ratchet handle in that position.
6) From top, removed bungee and finished placing belt over alternator, checked the position of entire belt, reengaged the tensioner, and replaced wall and wheel.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
SOURCE: I have changed the timing belt on a 99 Dodge Stratus with a 2.4 liter engine. All timing marks are aligned properly according to Haynes diagram and the engine will still not start. It tries to start
INFO:99 Dodge Stratus-
I've had crank sensor malfunction twice in as few as 4 months. This time I determined that the frayed belt, abused sensor, perhaps it was frayed first time around and missed it I don't know? Maybe this helps the next guy.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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