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05 chrysler 300 timing chain tensioner does not maintain presure on the chain

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SOURCE: How do I set the DOHC's timing on a 2000 Chrysler Concorde 2.7?

There should be plated links on those chains too. There is an index dot in both cams on each head that set at the twelve o'clock position.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009


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SOURCE: 1999 chrysler 300- how to

You mean you want to take off the belt, or the tensioner? Either way, the tensioner should have a pin hole in the shaft, Get a paper clip or piece of steel that will fit in the pin hole, a pry bar or clamp or something to gently push the plunger shaft back in and then put the paper clip in the keeper hole. now you can remove and put it back in, when it is all set, pull the pin, yours might not be that style, but it might be, you should not be able to move that thing with your fingers, if you can, it is no good. check it out, hope this helps.

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Fig. 8: Retract the timing chain tensioner 88003gb8.gif
Fig. 9: The special tools must be used . . . 88003gb9.gif
Fig. 10: . . . to remove the timing chain, crankshaft sprocket and intermediate shaft sprocket 88003gc1.gif
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. For 1991 vehicles, perform the following:
    1. Remove the starter motor and flywheel cover.
    2. Remove oil pan retaining nuts and bolts. Remove lower frame and powertrain onto transmission table.
  4. Remove the front cover, as outlined earlier this section.
  5. Matchmark the intermediate sprocket, chain link, front face of cylinder and crank sprocket for reference.
  6. Retract the timing chain tensioner shoe by using J–33875 or equivalent, on both sides of the tensioner and pulling on the thru pin in the tensioner arm to retract the spring. While spring is retracted, insert a holding tool to hold it.
  7. Remove the timing chain tensioner retaining bolts.
  8. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  9. Remove the timing chain, crankshaft sprocket and intermediate sprocket using tools J 8433 and J 28611, as shown in the accompanying figure. If the intermediate gear does not slide off easily with the timing chain assembly, rotate the crankshaft back and forth to loosen the tight fit.
  10. If necessary, remove the timing chain tensioner. To install:
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  14. Install the front cover, as outlined earlier in this section.
  15. Connect the negative battery cable. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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