Engine Builders: The following information may be helpful for your installers regarding timing chain installation procedures on 1998-2002 Chrysler 2.7L DOHC Engines. If the following procedure is not followed correctly, upon start up, valves will bend.
- Align crankshaft sprocket timing mark to the mark on oil pump housing. NOTE: Lubricate timing chain and guides with engine oil before installation.
- Place left side primary chain sprocket onto the chain so that the timing mark is located in-between the two plated links on chain.
- 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.
NOTE: Inspect oil ring on chain guide access plug before installing. Replace O-ring as necessary.
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