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No start car died while driving. wants to start got it started once but did not run good and died. fuel pump is coming on. changed fuel filter. new battery elect. is ok. suspect the timing is off. icm module or timing chain. sprayed crank sensor with carb. cleaner that when I did get it started. is there a way to check timing externally without tearing the front off. it is the d.I.S. engine. ty so much

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Hi, there is no sure way to check valve timing except to remove the cover, as there is no access hole to observe the timing marks. If your compression is low, that is a pretty good indicator. What you describe does sound like a chain that has slipped a couple teeth. Would you like instructions for removing the cover? If yes, which engine do you have?

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    Jeff Turcotte Apr 04, 2011

    Here is the procedure for removing the timing cover.

    3.1L Engine (VIN M)


    See Figure 5



    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

    2. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.

    3. Remove the right engine mount bracket.

    4. Remove the serpentine belt.

    5. Remove the crankshaft balancer.

    6. Remove the serpentine belt tensioner mounting bolt and tensioner.

    7. Remove the oil pan.

    8. Remove coolant bypass pipe from the water pump and the intake manifold.

    9. Disconnect the lower radiator hose to from the front cover outlet.

    10. Remove the front cover mounting bolts and remove the front cover.





    Fig. Fig. 5: When installing the cover, make sure you put the small bolts into the correct positions on the cover














    To install:



    1. Clean all gasket surfaces completely.

    2. Apply a thin bead of sealer around the gasket sealing area of the front cover. Install a new front cover seal on the front cover.

    3. Install the front cover on the engine and tighten the mounting bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).

    4. Connect the radiator hose to the coolant outlet.

    5. Install coolant bypass pipe to the water pump and the intake manifold.

    6. Install the oil pan following the recommended procedure.

    7. Install crankshaft balancer.

    8. Install the serpentine belt tensioner and tighten the mounting bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).

    9. Install the serpentine belt.

    10. Install the right engine mount bracket and tighten the bracket-to-mount bolts to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).

    11. Refill the cooling system.

    12. Check the engine oil level and top off as necessary.

    13. Connect the negative battery cable.

    Start the vehicle and verify no oil leaks.



    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
    3. Remove the right engine mount bracket.
    4. Remove the serpentine belt.
    5. Remove the crankshaft balancer.
    6. Remove the serpentine belt tensioner mounting bolt and tensioner.
    7. Remove the oil pan.
    8. Remove coolant bypass pipe from the water pump and the intake manifold.
    9. Disconnect the lower radiator hose to from the front cover outlet.
    10. Remove the front cover mounting bolts and remove the front cover.


    Fig. Fig. 5: When installing the cover, make sure you put the small bolts into the correct positions on the cover







    To install:
    1. Clean all gasket surfaces completely.
    2. Apply a thin bead of sealer around the gasket sealing area of the front cover. Install a new front cover seal on the front cover.
    3. Install the front cover on the engine and tighten the mounting bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
    4. Connect the radiator hose to the coolant outlet.
    5. Install coolant bypass pipe to the water pump and the intake manifold.
    6. Install the oil pan following the recommended procedure.
    7. Install crankshaft balancer.
    8. Install the serpentine belt tensioner and tighten the mounting bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    9. Install the serpentine belt.
    10. Install the right engine mount bracket and tighten the bracket-to-mount bolts to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
    11. Refill the cooling system.
    12. Check the engine oil level and top off as necessary.
    13. Connect the negative battery cable.
    Start the vehicle and verify no oil leaks.


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