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I need to know the timing marks for a 98 caravan 3.0 liter enigne

I trying to start the engine but I can't get the distributor to line up.

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SOURCE: 3.3l dodge caravan, where to set timing chain marks

the top gear timing mark points at 6oclock...crank gear at 12 oclock

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 98 dodge caravan 3 liter ticks on cold start,

SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE STICKY LASH ADJUSTER(LIFTER)..MANY MILES ON IT?HAVE YOU BEEN GOOD TO CHANGE OIL AND FILTER?TRY CHANGING THE OIL AND FILTER AND ADDING AN OIL SUPPLEMENT ..IF THIS DOESN'T WORK,YOU WILL HAVE TO ISOLATE WHICH BANK OF ENGINE NOISE IS COMING FROM,REMOVE VALVE COVER AND YOU CAN TO SEE WHICH ONE(S) ARE MAKING NOISE..PUSH DOWN ON EACH ROCKER ARM..A BAD ONE WILL BE SOFT..A GOOD ONE WILL BE HARD..NO LASH..TO REPLACE..YOU REMOVE ROCKER SHAFT BOLTS AND ROCKER SHAFTS..YOU CAN PURCHASE ONLY THE ONE(S) YOU NEED..BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU REMOVE ROCKER SHAFTS..THE LIFTERS CAN FALL OUT..GET A STICKY GREASE TO HOLD THEM IN ROCKER ARMS DURING REASSEMBLY..I HOPE THIS HELPS

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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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.

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Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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SOURCE: diagram of dodge dakota 1988 3.9 liter firing

My sincere apologies for the delayed response.
I am personally going back to answer your unanswered questions.
I have only been a free contributor to this site for the past 4-months.

I do not know if you still need this information, but I am going ahead and answering it anyway.


The Dodge 3.9L (238 cubic inch) Engine from 1988 thru 1996 is the same:

Firing Order:
1-6-5-4-3-2

Cylinders:
(back of engine)
6........5
4........3
2........1
(front of engine)

Distributor:
(back)
........3.....(+)-screw
..2
..................4
.1
.................5
(+)......6
(front)

Rotation Direction:
CLOCKWIZE

Let me know if this helped you, or if you have any additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Again my apologies...

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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SOURCE: need the wireing order for a 1992 dodge caravan in

For the 3.3L:
Firing Order:

1-2-3-4-5-6
Cylinders:
(back of vehicle)
1--------3--------5
2--------4--------6
(front of vehicle)
Ignition Coil:
(back)
6---3
4---1
2---5

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Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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SOURCE: need to replace waterpipe on dodge caravan 1996

this is a very serious issue i have done it many times if u dont have any mechanical ex please take it to the dealer it will save u a head ache it is not easy

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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Need to know how to set the timing on a 1984 Ford bronco 2 2.8 v6 crank shaft looks like this


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2. loosen the distributor just enough to be able to turn it.
3. look the setting up in the book.
4. start the vehicle the turn the distributor until the line lines up with your chalk line at the setting point.

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By distributor settings i have to assume you mean ignition timing?
How many liters? 4.3L V6 timing is set when the distributor is installed. #1 cylinder at TDC, (Top Dead Center) on the compression stroke. There is a easy trick to do this without removing valve covers to watch when both valves are closed on the number one cylinder, Remove the number one spark plug. Have a helper turn the key quickly from run to start and back to run(Make sure the distributor is unplugged and the coil wire is grounded to prevent engine starting!)while you hold your finger over the spark plug hole.(you could also use a compression gauge if you have one.)This is called tapping over the engine.You can feel the compression trying to blow your finger off the hole. Look for the timing mark on the harmonic balancer approaching the pointer on the timing chain cover. Once this is achieved, turn the key off, and rotate the engine by hand with a socket on the crankshaft pulley bolt until the tdc mark lines up with the timing mark on the timing cover. The engine is now set up at #1 tdc on the compression stroke. Look at your distributor, there are three marks on it. An indent on the bottom of driven gear, A mark in between the two shoulders just above the driven gear and when looking down at the top of the distributor a small pointer with the number 6 in it.(Disregard the one with the 8 in it as these distributors are used in the v8 as well Unless you are working on a V8!)Line up the indent with the mark between the shoulders with the rotor installed. The rotor segment should be pointing to the distributor cap hold down screw nearest the flat side of the housing. Using a long screwdriver align the oil pump drive shaft with the slot in the bottom of the driven gear. Holding the shaft in place with the housing and the two bottom marks lined up install the distributor into the engine. The shaft will turn as you engage the camshaft drive gear. With the rotor installed the rotor tip should now be pointing at the 6 mark at the top of the housing when fully seated. If the distributor will not fully seat then the oil pump shaft is not lined up. No worries though, have a helper crank the engine over a few turns, this should allow the distributor to drop in fully. Realign the mark on the balancer with the timing mark on the cover again, using the procedure mentioned above,and make sure the rotor tip points very close to the 6 mark. Rotate the housing until the 6 is dead center with the rotor metal conductor(segment). If it won't line up you installed the distributor a tooth or more off, Try the procedure again. Bolt down the distributor and you're in. If you get a check engine light afterwards and DTC(DiagnosticTrouble Code) P1345 is set off, the distributor in not installed correctly. The VCM( vehicle control module) sets the running timing based on inputs from various engine sensors so there are no other adjustments to make. Good luck stmusgrove, Let me know how it works out!
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on Dec 27, 2009 | GMC Sonoma Cars & Trucks

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Diagram spark plug wiring


my guess, is you removed them and didnt mark them?
the firing order?
what engine, there are 5.

to do this , one need to know 5 things.
2.5L, 2.8L, 4.0L and 5.2/5.9L engine displacements.
the distributor rotation direction CCW, or CW
and last the firing order, sometimes marked clearly on the intake manifold.
you must now where #1 cylinder is (always most front)
1989-98 2.5L Engine firing order: 1-3-4-2 Distributor rotation: Clockwise
2.8L Engine firing order: 1-2-3-4-5-6 Distributor rotation: Clockwise
4.0L Engine firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4 Distributor rotation: Clockwise
5.2L and 5.9L Engine firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Distributor rotation: Clockwise
on a v6/v8 one cylinder is more forward. this is #1, look carefully.

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Clean off the crankshaft pulley at the front of the engine and put some paint on the timing marks. Start the car and turn off any accessories such as climate control, lights and the radio. Start the engine until it warms up.

Connect the timing light to the battery and then to the number one ignition wire. Locate the assembly line diagnostic link also called an ALDL and use a jump wire to connect the diagnostic terminal "B" to the ground terminal marked "A". The ALDL is located under the left side of the instrument panel. Not all models of the GMC Sierra have an ALDL.

  • Point the timing light at the crankshaft pulley to verify the need for adjustment. Adjust the timing by loosening the distributor mounting bolts and turning the distributor until the crankshaft timing mark lines up with the middle line of the timing light


  • Tighten the distributor mounting bolts and recheck the timing. Remove the jumper wire from the ALDL with the engine running. Turn the engine off and remove the tachometer and timing light. Reconnect the number one ignition wire.

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    How to set the timing on a 1982 olds 98


    Hi: 1st thing to do is pull #1 Spark Plug AND before you Crank The Engine PULL COIL WIRE so your car does'nt Start During Your ommpression Test.Once you have commpression coming out #1 Spark Hole.Then follow the #1 Spark Plug Wire up to the Distributor Cap-Now Mark that #1 Wire with a Marker ,Sting any Way you'll know where it is on your Distributor.Now PULL Distributor Cap and see where the Rotor Is,It should be Pointing toward that #1 Spark Plug Wire. Could be a Little Past.. If all This Lines up and Tested Out right,Then ALL you Need to Do is Clean and Mark Your Timing to What you Car is in Time, Could be TDC (TOP DEAD CENTER) or 4-8 Degrees BTDC (Before Top Dead Center.And then put coil wire in and attach your timing light to #1 Wire And Loosen the Distributor Hold Down Bracket Under Distributor.Where You Still have a Little Resistance to Move it Clock or Counter Clock Wise. Start the vehice and Slowly Move the Whole Disributor Until You Get The Timing Light At the Timing Mark you Made. Thats It. Hope this Helps You Out. From The WYOCWBOY

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    WHAT IS THE FUEL PRESSURE SUPOSE TO BE ON A 98 GRAND CARAVAN


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    Timing belt broke ,just replace it but it won`t crank.it sounds like electric priblem


    Only the 2.3 liter diesel is an interference engine. The 2.3 Liter gas is not an interference engine. I would guess the belt was not installed correctly. The belt broke so the cam was then out of alignment with the crankshaft. Unless you aligned it correctly it will not start. BTW, the belt must be replaced every 60,000 miles. I asume you have the timing cover off, put it back on and set the crankshaft at the 0 mark on the timing cover, remove the cover and don't touch the crank. near the bottom of the cam gear is a protruding piece of plastic with three raised areas, set the cam timing mark at the first pointer, closest to the passenger side . on the back part of the timing cover is a v shaped pointer set the distributor gear mark at the pointer, remove the distributor cap and verify that the rotor is pointing at #1. Loosen both bolts on the tensioner and using a pry bar carefully pry the tensioner away from the distributor gear, tighten the small bolt on the tensioner. install the new belt starting at the crank, then the distributor gear, then the cam, then over the tensioner pulley. loosen the small bolt and the tensioner will adjust automatically. tighten the tensioner bolts and turn the engine over by hand 2 or 3 times and make sure all marks line up ( the cam mark should now be at the center pointer with the crank at 0). I find it handy to paint a reference mark for the crank inside the timing cover.

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    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


    check your distributor position,double
    check all marks again,make sure when u line up
    the crank marks at #1 cyl. at compression and cam shaft marks!!

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