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Replacing timing belt on 2.4 l stratus im having problems with keeping cam gears lined up and if I get lucky when I rotate 2 revs and come back around to num 1 there off a few teeth its a 2000 dodge stratus thanks n advance

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I believe you need a cam holder tool to do this job. It is a tool that sits between both cams and hold them in place so that you can slip the belt over and tighten down the bearing and hydraulic tensioner. Then you can remove the tool. You might find this tool at a local parts store or a snap on truck.

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willwork4u: Let me see if I can do you some good!
Lets start from scratch OK?
First, to avoid bending the valves providing they are not bent at this point, assuming you still have the belt on, Pull all the spark plugs out of the engine.
Now rotate the engine until the #1 piston is 1/2 way down the cylinder. The reason for this, is now, all the pistons are at the midway point in the motor and in no danger of hitting the valves. In this fashion, you can turn the cam to your hearts delight and not harm anything.
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Essentially you should be able to take a straight edge and hold it dead center of the crank, pass it over the dot on the crank gear, pass it over the scribed line and the end of the straight edge should cut the center of the retaining bolt for the big gear, in 1/2!
If you have accomplished this, the engine is in proper time!!!!!!!!!
It's time to put the belt on.
You have a side which you want tight , which is what holds it in time and the other side is going to have some slack. The slack side is the side the tensioner is on.
If you look closely at the tensioner, you'll notice it is eccentric, this is what gives it the means of taking up the slack. Back the bolt off and rotate the tensioner to the position where it would have the least effect on the belt tension.
Carefully slide the belt onto the gears, starting at the bottom, meshing the teeth with the crank and pulling it tight (without turning the crank). Then carefully fit the belt over the next gear, meshing it with the belt teeth. The marks should remain lined up.
You want to feed the belt past the tensioner pulley, and stop on that side, keeping it snug on the gears. Note, carefully work the belt up over the cam gear. You will have to be moving the belt on the tensioner side, but it is important that you get the belt started and that it has remained lined up as well as fairly tight on that side.
Once you have the belt in place, rotate the tensioner eccentric to take the slack out of the belt. A good rule of thumb is that if you go to the longest span of the belt on the tensioner side, take the belt between you index finger and your thumb. You should only be able to twist it to about 45 degrees. Lock the tensioner in place. Torque the bolt 105 "inch" pounds. Use common sense and you don't need a torque wrench!
Once together, rotate the engine three full revolutions and recheck the belt tension, you can recheck your valve timing again if you want, by rolling the engine a little more.
What you can do if you want, to do a "Quick"compression" test, (if the engine is on a stand, rotating it by hand, you can place your thumb over the spark plug hole and rotate the crank four full revolutions. Do this for all four cylinders. You should feel some air pressure against your thumb on each cylinder.
If the engine is in the car, make sure the plug wires are where they can't zap you. Have someone crank the engine while you hold your thumb over each spark plug hole as the engine is cranked. You should get a nice"POP", "POP"! if it's got compression on a cylinder.
Assuming you have compression, we go to the distributor!
Bring the engine back around to TDC (top dead center) in the compression stroke on the #1 cylinder.
At this point, you want to look at where the #1 plug wire meets the distributor cap. This is where the rotor is going to point underneath the cap when the distributor is bolted down and in position.
SO, Now that you know where # 1 is on the distributor, take a magic marker before you remove the cap and just mark the spot on the outside of the distributor lining up with # 1.
Remove the cap and you can line the tip of the rotor up with the mark you just made.
When you go to install the distributor in the motor, as it starts to seat, the rotor will start to rotate because it is meshing with a gear inside the engine. You will have to rotate the rotor slightly back from where it lines up so the when you install the distributor, by the time it is flush with the block, it is perfectly lined up with your mark. Take into consideration, you have some leeway for adjustment to set ignition timing, but it is limited.
With the distributor properly set, bolted down, put the plugs back in, cap and wires back in place, make sure everything is nailed down and it should fire up. During the cranking, if it seems to crank and then slow down and then crank and then slow down, it means the timing is probably advanced too far, Rotate the distributor just a little counter clockwise and try it again. When the timing is fairly close, it should crank fairly easily without it sounding like it starts to turn and then like something is inside it bringing it to a near stop.
OK>>>>>I trust, this should be in pretty good detail short of my being there. I'll keep my fingers crossed that there are no bent valves. Good luck.......let me know how things go and let the folks at FIXYA know if I've done you any good.
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