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The chain continues to llosen and when removing the bar and chain for resetting what position should the tension be at? by the arrow? And is continued loss of tension normal. The motor is fine. Just want to make sure when I put the bar and chain back in-it is well oiled that it will sit right and provide safe usage. Thank you. if you can send a step by step it will be appreciated

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It is normal for a chain to loosen under usage, especially if the chain is dull or mis-sharpened so that the chain must be overly forced into the cut or there is insufficient oil being fed to the chain from the auto-oiler. Remove the bar and chain--start the engine and look for oil oozing out of the side port in the engine where the bar fits to. If there are thin metal plates on either side of the bar, make sure that the one with a long slot fits to the engine side. This slot allows oil to enter the bar oiling holes no matter where the bar is adjusted. Be sure to clean the two small oil passages in the drive end of the bar that run from the large holes out to the chain groove on either edge. Clean the chain groove as well as the bar and engine side. Reassemble the bar and chain making sure the adjustment 'tang' drops into one of the large bar holes. Install the cover, but leave the mounting nuts/bolts finger tight. Turn the chain adjustment screw CW until the chain just pulls up to the lower bar edge, then tighten the cover mounts. Make sure the chain can be turned by hand and is fully up to the bar with light tension. Chain filing is fairly exacting and must be consistent from tooth to tooth. If a tooth edge cuts your finger, it is considered to be sharp. (not a suggested test by the way) Look for no light reflecting from the filed edge as a good test. Once everything is ready, start the engine and run the bar tip near some cardboard--a few moments running should produce a thin line of oil. If it seems slow to cut, check the chain's sharpness. Don't worry about adjusting the chain to some mark as the chain will grow length with use. It is not necessary to remove the bar and chain when adjustment is required, just loosen the bar mounting fasteners to finger tight. Hope this helps!

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Removing cover to changeing chains


Remove the 2 side casing nuts.
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Chainsaw Chain Installation Directionality and Burr Removal/Repair


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Remove the bar & chain. Affix a piece of tape to or mark one of the upper chain links. Wear gloves, hold the bar parallel with the ground, the nose right, the tail left and the chain in the upper bar groove. Try to slowly rotate the chain CCW one complete revolution. If you cannot, it occasionally rides up and out of the bar groove or it catches there are likely burrs on the drive links.
I find it easiest to remove them by positioning the chain as displayed immediately below, so a file may be used on the exterior of the loop.

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Chain Installation & Adjustment
The chainsaw chain links, on the upper part of the bar, must be installed as illustrated immediately above.
  1. Make sure the chain brake is off (wear gloves to protect your fingers).
  2. If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They do not need these really loose - finger tight will do.
  3. Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
  4. Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
  5. While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside center of the bar, if the bar has a sprocket nose, add a touch more (1/8 or less).
  6. Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system.
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How do i reset the timing on 2001 2.7l concorde if the chain was replaced and the timing is off


Did you take pictures while removing the originals? It's always a good habit. Below are the instructions you need to follow. Your own pics are very helpful when doing a big job like this.
  1. Disconnect negative battery (1) cable.
  2. Drain cooling system.
  3. Remove upper intake manifold.
  4. Remove cylinder head covers, crankshaft vibration damper, and timing chain cover.
CAUTION: When aligning timing marks, always rotate engine by turning the crankshaft. Failure to do so will result in valve and/or piston damage.
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  1. Align crankshaft sprocket timing mark to mark on oil pump housing (2). The mark on oil pump housing is 600 ATDC of #1 cylinder.
CAUTION: When the timing chain is removed and the cylinder heads are still installed, DO NOT rotate the camshafts or crankshaft without first locating the proper crankshaft position. Failure to do so will result in valve and/or piston damage.
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  1. Remove primary timing chain tensioner retainer cap (2) and tensioner (1) from right cylinder head.
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  1. Disconnect and remove camshaft position sensor (4) from left cylinder head.
  2. Remove timing chain guide access plugs (3) from cylinder heads.
NOTE: When camshaft sprocket bolts are removed, the camshafts will rotate in a clockwise direction.
  1. Starting with the right camshaft sprocket, remove the sprocket attaching bolts. Remove camshaft damper (1) (if equipped) and sprocket.
  2. Remove left side camshaft sprocket attaching bolts and remove sprocket.
  3. Remove lower chain guide (7) and tensioner arm (8).
  4. Remove the primary timing chain (5).
  5. Remove crankshaft sprocket (6).
INSTALLATION
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  1. Inspect all sprockets (4,9,11) and chain guides (2,5,10). Replace if worn.
  2. For crankshaft sprocket installation procedures Refer to CRANKSHAFT SPROCKET.
  3. If removed, install right and left side short chain guides (11). Tighten attaching bolts to 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.) .
  4. Align crankshaft sprocket timing mark to the mark on oil pump housing (3).
NOTE: Lubricate timing chain and guides with engine oil before installation.
  1. Place left side primary chain sprocket onto the chain so that the timing mark is located in-between the two (plated) timing links (1).
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  1. Lower the primary chain with left side sprocket through the left cylinder head opening.
NOTE: The camshaft sprockets can be allowed to float on the camshaft hub during installation.
  1. Loosely position left side camshaft sprocket over camshaft hub.
  2. Align timing (plated) link to the crankshaft sprocket timing mark (3).
  3. Position primary chain onto water pump drive sprocket (10).
  4. Align right camshaft sprocket timing mark to the timing (plated) link on the timing chain (8) and loosely position over camshaft hub.
  5. Verify that all chain timing (plated) links are properly aligned to the timing marks on all sprockets.
  6. Install left side lower chain guide (2) and tensioner arm (5). Tighten attaching bolts to 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.) .
NOTE: Inspect O-ring on chain guide access plugs before installing. Replace O-ring as necessary.
  1. Install chain guide access plugs to cylinder heads. Tighten plugs to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.) .
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  1. Purge oil from timing chain tensioner using the following procedure:
    1. Place the check ball (2) end of tensioner into the shallow end of Special Tool 8186 (3).
    2. Using hand pressure, slowly depress tensioner until oil is purged from tensioner.
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  1. Reset timing chain tensioner using the following procedure:
    1. Position cylinder plunger (4) into the deeper end of Special Tool 8186 (3).
    2. Apply a downward force until tensioner is reset.
NOTE: If oil was not first purged from the tensioner, use slight finger pressure to assist the center arm pin of Special Tool 8186 to unseat the tensioner's check ball.

CAUTION: Ensure the tensioner is properly reset. The tensioner body (4) must bottom against the top edge of Special Tool 8186 (3). Failure to properly perform the resetting procedure may cause tensioner jamming.

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  1. Install the reset chain tensioner (1) into the right cylinder head.
  2. Position tensioner retaining plate (2) and tighten bolts (1) to 12 Nm (105 inch lbs.) .
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  1. Starting at the right cylinder bank, first position the camshaft damper (1) (if equipped) on camshaft hub, then insert a 3/8 square drive extension with a breaker bar into intake camshaft drive hub. Rotate camshaft until the camshaft hub aligns to the camshaft sprocket and damper attaching holes. Install the sprocket attaching bolts and tighten to 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.) .
  2. Turn the left side camshaft by inserting a 3/8 square drive extension with a breaker bar into intake camshaft drive hub and rotate camshaft until the sprocket attaching bolts can be installed. Tighten sprocket bolts to 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.).
  3. Rotate engine slightly clockwise to remove timing chain slack, if necessary.
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  1. Activate the timing chain tensioner by using a flat bladed pry tool to gently pry tensioner arm towards the tensioner slightly. Then release the tensioner arm. Verify the tensioner is activated (extends).
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  1. Install camshaft position sensor (2) and connect electrical connector.
  2. Install the timing chain cover, crankshaft vibration damper, and cylinder head covers.
  3. Install upper intake manifold.
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  1. Fill cooling system.

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How to change a chain


First of all, make sure the saw is off. Also, before removing bolts, make sure the chain brake is not engaged (the chain should move freely).
Remove the guide bar side panel. Using a scwrench or wrench, unscrew the nuts and remove the plate to access the chain.

The side plate on most chainsaws will be held on by two nuts. Loosen the blade adjustment screw (a pin that is usually driven by a screw and pushes the blade out from the chainsaw to keep the chain tension tight).

The old chain is ready to be removed now that the sprocket plate is off of the saw. Pull the nose of the chainsaw's bar away from the chainsaw to release it from the tensioner.

Remove the old chainsaw chain.

The chain will easily remove from the guide bar with all that slack in it. Note the orientation of the cutting edges of the chain so you put the new one on the same way.

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Thread the new chain onto the saw.

Carefully thread your new or recently sharpened chainsaw chain around the chainsaw's clutch drum, making sure that the drive links engage in the sprocket.



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Finish tightening the side plate nuts.

The chainsaw chain replacement is now complete.


And here is a great overall reference guide to keeping a chainsaw sharp and running. Sharpening a chainsaw chain is a great way to extend the life and is less expensive and easier than replacing a chain. There are small grinding tools (like a dremel) that can be run off a small 12v battery or your vehicle battery that allow for quick 'tune-ups' on your chain if you are out cutting and need to sharpen your chain.
http://www.pcta.org/pdf/STUCHAP2_web.pdf

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underside of the bar.
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hand. Hold up the bar tip and tighten the bar nuts with the
combination spanner.
When fitting a new chain, the chain tension has to be
checked frequently until the chain is run-in. Check the
chain tension regularly. A correctly tensioned chain
ensures good cutting performance and long life.

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I would like to have a diagram of the timing comfiguration of a 2002 dodge intrepid 2.7 .....i am very interested in the timining marks for the camshafts


Hi, this engine uses plated links in the chain to match marks on the gears. See figure and installation procedure below. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for using FixYa.

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    1. Install the timing chain by performing the following procedure:
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    2. Place the left side primary timing chain sprocket onto the chain, while aligning the timing mark on the sprocket to the 2 plated links on the chain.
    3. Lower the chain with the left sprocket through the left cylinder head opening.
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    5. Align the plated link to the crankshaft sprocket timing mark.
    6. Position the timing chain around the water pump drive sprocket.
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    8. Verify that all the plated links are aligned to their proper timing marks.
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      NOTE To reset the timing chain tensioner, oil will first need to be purged from the tensioner.
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    1. Remove the tensioner from the tensioner housing.
    2. Place the check ball end of the tensioner into the shallow end of the Tensioner Resetting Special tool 8186.
    3. Using hand pressure, slowly depress the tensioner until oil is purged from the cylinder.
    4. Reinstall the tensioner into the tensioner housing.
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    Setting blade tension withouty gauge


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    I just had my water pump changed and when everything was all finished I was told to start my car. Well it started right up but it sounded like the chain was dragging on metal. I opened the front plate and...


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    2. Place the check ball end of the tensioner into the shallow end of the Tensioner Resetting Special tool 8186.
    3. Using hand pressure, slowly depress the tensioner until oil is purged from the cylinder.
    4. Reinstall the tensioner into the tensioner housing.

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    Got to homelite.com and input your model number.
    WARNING:
    When servicing, use only identical Homelite
    replacement parts. Use of any other parts may
    create a hazard or cause product damage.
    WARNING:
    Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
    with side shields during power tool operation or
    when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also
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    GENERAL MAINTENANCE
    Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts.
    Most plastics are susceptible to damage from
    various types of commercial solvents and may be
    damaged by their use. Use clean cloths to remove
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    petroleum-based products, penetrating
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    All of the bearings in this product are lubricated with
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    Therefore, no further lubrication is required.
    REPLACING THE guide BAR AND
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    See Figures 34 - 43.
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    Fig. 34
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    n Remove all slack from the chain by rotating the
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    I have a 99 dodge intrepid that threw a rod and my father-in-law and I have been trying to time the car for a year now. We get number one piston up but the mark on the oil pump doesnt line up with the mark...


    I'm not sure what you may be "doing wrong", but here is the manufacturer procedure for aligning the timing marks.
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    1. Align crankshaft sprocket timing mark to the mark on oil pump housing. NOTE: Lubricate timing chain and guides with engine oil before installation.
    2. Place left side primary chain sprocket onto the chain so that the timing mark is located in-between the two (plated) timing links.
    3. Lower the primary chain with left side sprocket through the left cylinder head opening. NOTE: The camshaft sprockets can be allowed to float on the camshaft hub during installation.
    4. Loosely position left side camshaft sprocket over camshaft hub.
    5. Align timing (plated) link to the crankshaft sprocket timing mark.
    6. Position primary chain onto water pump drive sprocket.
    7. Align right camshaft sprocket timing mark to the timing (plated) link on the timing chain and loosely position over camshaft hub.
    8. Verify that all chain timing (plated) links are properly aligned to the timing marks on all sprockets.
    9. Install left side lower chain guide and tensioner arm. Tighten attaching bolts to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.). NOTE: Inspect oil ring on chain guide access plug before installing. Replace O-ring as necessary.
    10. Install chain guide access plug to left side cylinder head. Tighten plug to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.)
    11. NOTE:
    To reset the primary timing chain tensioner, engine oil will first need to be purged from the tensioner.
    12. Purge oil from timing chain tensioner using the following procedure:
    a) Place the check ball end of tensioner into the shallow end of Special Tool 8186.
    b) Using hand pressure, slowly depress tensioner until oil is purged from tensioner.
    13. Reset timing chain tensioner using the following procedure:
    a) Position cylinder plunger into the deeper end of Special Tool 8186.
    b) Apply a downward force until tensioner is reset. NOTE: If oil was not first purged from the tensioner, use slight finger pressure to assist the center arm pin of Special Tool 8186 to unseat the tensioner's check ball. CAUTION: Ensure the tensioner is properly reset. The tensioner body must bottom against the top edge of Special Tool 8186. Failure to properly perform the resetting procedure may cause tensioner jamming.
    14. Install the reset chain tensioner into the right cylinder head.
    15. Position tensioner retaining plate and tighten bolts to 12 Nm (105 in. lbs.).
    16. Starting at the right cylinder bank, insert a 3/8" square drive extension with a breaker bar into intake camshaft drive hub. Rotate camshaft until the camshaft hub aligns to the camshaft sprocket and damper attaching holes. Install the sprocket attaching bolts and tighten to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.).
    17. Turn the left side camshaft by inserting a 3/8" square drive extension with a breaker bar into intake camshaft drive hub and rotate camshaft until the sprocket attaching bolts can be installed. Tighten sprocket bolts to 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.).
    18. Rotate engine slightly clockwise to remove timing chain slack, if necessary.
    19. To arm the timing chain tensioner: Use a flat bladed pry tool to gently pry tensioner arm towards the tensioner slightly. Then, release the tensioner arm. Verify the tensioner is armed (extends).
    20. Install the timing chain cover, crankshaft damper, and cylinder head covers.
    21. Install camshaft position sensor and connect electrical connector.

    Hope this helps!
    Mitchell

    May 16, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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