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How to replace a timing chain on a 2005 nissan pathfinder

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About an 8 out of 10
lots of special tools makes life easier
here are the first 15 steps of 27 just to remove
if you think you still want to tackle it let me know and I'll update the post
(FixYa only gives me 30 minutes to post my answer)

1.) Remove engine cover with power tool.
2.) Release the fuel pressure.
3.) Drain engine oil.
*** note**** Do not spill engine oil on drive belts.
4.) Drain engine coolant from radiator.
****NOTE*** Do not spill engine coolant on drive belts.
5.) Remove radiator cooling fan assembly.
6.) Separate engine harnesses removing their brackets from front timing chain case.
7.) Remove drive belts.
8.) Remove power steering oil pump from bracket with piping connected, and temporarily secure it aside.
9.) Remove power steering oil pump bracket.
10.) Remove alternator.
11.) Remove water bypass hose, water hose clamp and idler pulley bracket from front timing chain case.
12.) Remove right and left intake valve timing control covers.
Loosen bolts in REVERSE order as shown
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Cut liquid gasket for removal using Tool.

*** CAUTION***
Shaft is internally jointed with camshaft sprocket (INT) center hole. When removing, keep it horizontal until it is completely disconnected.

13.) Remove collared O-rings from front timing chain case (left and right side).

14.) Remove rocker covers (right and left banks).
NOTE:When only timing chain (primary) is removed, rocker cover does not need to be removed.
Obtain No. 1 cylinder at TDC of its compression stroke as follows:
NOTE:When timing chain is not removed/installed, this step is not required.

15.) Rotate crankshaft pulley clockwise to align timing mark (grooved line without color) with timing indicator.
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Make sure that intake and exhaust cam noses (lobes) on No. 1 cylinder (engine front side of rihow to replace a timing chain on a 2005 nissan - 78d5bc0.gifre located as shown
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If not, turn crankshaft one revolution (360°) and align as shown.
NOTE:When only timing chain (primary) is removed, rocker cover does not need to be removed. To make sure that No. 1 cylinder is at its compression TDC, remove front timing chain case first. Then check mating marks on camshaft sprockets..


Posted on May 29, 2010

  • badboy121220 May 29, 2010

    can you show me the left bank diagram also and is firing order 1 on the left or right please shoe me a diagram?

  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf May 29, 2010


    crude but effective



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