hey john L 3.5....i did this job over december myself...platinum is right about the waterpump, if youre going to swap the belts, get a new pump. mainly because when those things go, they can basically take out the valvetrain with them...also, while haynes and chiltons manuals are alright, they can be real vague at times...i suggest when you go to a dealer and get the belt (go mopar, dont get imitations)...ask them to copy the procedure for the job from their shop manual...MUCH more extensive explanation, even has troubleshooting (in cases like mine where the g'damn tensioner bolt was missing...)
anyways, be patient, and make damn well sure you align all of the cam sprockets in the right place......
i think the job (altogether) was just a few hours...though, i get distracted easily, so i was taking many breaks to chase shadows and pee in the yard like a dog....it EVERYTHIGN is smooth, the job shouldnt be more than a few hours...of course, nothigns easy so dont make any big plans that involve the car (just in case)
[ February 14, 2002: Message edited by: Valhalla 21340 ]