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Are there any special tools I need to change the water pump and timing belt. I will start working on this Monday. Anything I need to be careful about. Thanks...
 

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Is this your first one? Pick up the 3-jaw Chrysler puller from AutoZone to get the crank pulley off (refundable when you're done)... Other than that it's mainly hand tools.

Are you changing any hoses/belts/tensioners along with it? Perfect time since you'll have the whole front end apart...
 

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Yes this is my first. I will be changing the timing belt only. I have a 3-jaw puller, not Chrysler. Just put new belts on this summer. I will try not to move the gears. is it easy to move. I saw Dan mark something, when he did it a few years ago. What was that. (I tell you worst thing ever happen to me. Dan moving. wow...)
 

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WTF! How can DI NOT have an official HowTo for 3.2/3.5 TB/WP replacements??? I find 3.3 and 2.7 instructions... but not for the 3.2 or 3.5! :twik:

Mike, I don't normally like to send anyone to other sites for info, but at least they have a decent HowTo that should help you:

http://www.l_h_forums.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3827

(remove the underscores in the link above, of course)

I know there's been some threads here and there when members have sought help with a specific issue during their TB install, but I can't find a decent complete how-to here. :crying:
 

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The other thing you may need to consider is the size of your 3-jaw puller. The "Chrysler style" one from AZ is low-profile, and can be used with the radiator/condenser still in the car. Many 'regular' 3-jaw pullers won't fit in between the crank pulley and the backside of the radiator... or if they do fit, won't have enough room to remove the pulley (will hit the rad before the pulley is off of the crankshaft).
 

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I will rent the puller the last thing I need is to run into issues. Thanks for the info.
 

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i plan on doing the water pump and timming belt before i convert my 2.7 to the 3.5ho.... so i will b lucky and have the motor out while doing everything..
i am looking to replace all the belts, water pump, coolant and antthing else that people recomend on replacing....at this time :)
 

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Got it done finally. This may be a world record for time. Thanks Big for the link and I threw Dan a life line when it did not start. He save me, thanks, never would have got it started.
 

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Got it done finally. This may be a world record for time. Thanks Big for the link and I threw Dan a life line when it did not start. He save me, thanks, never would have got it started.
Good deal, glad you got it going Mike.
 

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Thanks again for the help. Its running a little rough when in gear with foot on the brake. Its also time for a new exhust, may have something to do with it. When it did not start I got out of the car and was so mad I could have thru a brick thru the window.
 

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Hmm... keep an eye on that. Sounds a bit like a problem I had when I did my first TB swap - passenger side cam was off by 1 tooth...

Drove it that way for a whole week until I had time on the next weekend to tear the front end back apart to fix. :dead:
 

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I was thinking that also. Now that I know what I am doing some what. I will take another look when my body fully recovers.
 

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LOL! A bit sore, are ya?

Try to observe how the engine runs at higher RPMs vs idle speeds... mine idled pretty poorly, but seemed to run great once the RPMs got up there.

Also received a couple of P03XX codes at startup that week when it was off by a tooth. If that kinda stuff happens, I'd definitely plan on pulling the cover back off and at least checking the index marks to see where they're sitting.

Good luck Mike!
 

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Alot sore, that is exactly what it is doing. Although it runs fine in park and neutral. Just in drive at lights can I feel a little rumble. I also need new covers, is there anyone selling new, or just the yards.
 

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You should be able to order a new timing cover at a dealer, but I'm sure it'll be pricey. Yard is probably a good bet, but if your yards are anything like mine, covers aren't in great shape. People pull top couple of bolts and then just bend the crap out of them to look inside. :dead:
 

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Alot sore, that is exactly what it is doing. Although it runs fine in park and neutral. Just in drive at lights can I feel a little rumble. I also need new covers, is there anyone selling new, or just the yards.
Do you need the black stamped steel cover or
the cast aluminum cover ?
I have a cast cover I was halfway through polishing
 

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Just threw code P0172. Running to rich, any ideals what may cause this, and how to fix. Ran hot again, I think there may be air in the system. I have the black cover SC.
 
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