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Timing belt

O.K so I'm changing the timing belt and water pump in my 3.2L is there anything I need to know!
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yes,, before taking off old belt,, make sure the marks are lined up,, cause if you ,ove the cams to far,, its bye bye valves, also,, replace the water pump,, and use OE stuff
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There is a how-to for this somewhere.

I've done this job 7 or 8 times and have always used aftermarket parts. No problems thus far.

However, you can find Gates brand kits on Ebay for good prices. You don't need to replace the tensioner if it isn't leaking, they don't fail often on the 3.x engines.
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I've been having hard start problems and got a squeal the other day! I was right not to drive it to work today Ill post pics soon! and the hard start problem will be fixed tomorrow with the new belt! I'm going with Gates as that is who makes the OEM for Chrysler!
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Ok so I don't know how to post pics!
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I think I got the pic thing!
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You could tune that thing and make music!

Glad you found a big problem, that might just be your hard start. GREAT catch!
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Uh, there should NOT be looseness/play in the TB where you're wiggling it. Spinning the WP by hand should not be that easy with the TB installed.

Based on miles, this should be it's 2nd time being replaced; FSM calls for replacing the hydraulic tensioner, IIRC. Looks like you've got tension issues?

Glad to hear you're going Gates or OEM.
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The hydraulic tensioner will not move! so yes I have tensioner issues!
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Well the tensioner should not move, per se. It applies pressure against the pivoting assembly containing the TB tensioner pulley. The plunger on the tensioner is under tremendous pressure - requires compression via vice to reset.

It should be applying enough pressure against the belt to keep the belt taught.
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How much pressure does it take to push the hydraulic tensioner back in? I tightened the vice down on it last night and didn't really see it move much and then this morning I could tighten it down some more! Still not far enough to get a pin in the thing!
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How much pressure does it take to push the hydraulic tensioner back in? I tightened the vice down on it last night and didn't really see it move much and then this morning I could tighten it down some more! Still not far enough to get a pin in the thing!
If you have it in a vice, once you feel tension on the plunger, just give it 1/2 to 3/4 turn of the handle, wait 5 mins... repeat.

It should take you about 15 mins to fully depress the plunger. Any faster and it can be compromised.
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