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chevy87 2/17/2014

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 4 Cyl 2.4L


timing belt broke when pulling out of driveway

timing belt broke.can someone help me. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 Cyl 2.4L, when lineing up the two camshafts how do i know if they are on the compression stroke? please help. what are the procedures. Thank you,

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CVO 2/17/2014

Set the crankshaft sprocket at TDC by aligning the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
Set the camshafts timing marks so that the exhaust camshaft sprocket is a 1 / 2 notch below the intake camshaft sprocket.
Install the timing belt by starting at the crankshaft. Go around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and the tensioner.
Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise to align the marks and to remove any slack.
Insert a 6mm Allen wrench into the tensioner opening on the top plate of the tensioner pulley. Rotate the top plate counterclockwise. The pulley will move against the belt and the tensioner setting notch will start to move clockwise. Continue to move the top plate counterclockwise until the setting notch is aligned with the spring tang. Using the Allen wrench, to prevent the top plate from moving, tighten the tensioner lock bolt to 220 inch lbs. (25 Nm). Make sure the setting notch and spring tang are still aligned after the lock nut is tighten. If not repeat the procedure.
Remove the wrench from the belt tensioner.
When repositioning the crankshaft to the TDC position, this must be done during the clockwise rotation movement. If the TDC is missed, rotate a further two full turns until TDC is reached. Do not rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise as this will result in improper tensioner settings.

Rotate the crankshaft two full revolutions and verify that the TDC marks are properly aligned.
Check the spring tang is within the tolerance window, if not repeat the previous two steps.
Install or connect the following:

Lower timing belt cover and torque the bolts to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
Upper timing belt cover and torque the bolts to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
A/C lines at the junction block near the upper timing belt cover, if equipped with a turbocharger
Right engine support bracket and reposition the power steering pump. Torque the bracket bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
Right engine mount through bolt and torque it to 87 ft. lbs. (118 Nm)
Upper radiator support crossmember
Torque strut bracket
Upper torque strut
A/C lines and pressure switch
Exhaust system to the manifold
Crankshaft damper
Accessory drive belts
Lower torque strut
Right splash shield and wheel
Negative battery cable

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