2005 Chrysler Pacifica Cylinder heads

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
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Ok the timing belt broke while running 75 mph. I understand the pistons and valves did a nasty dance together. I have changed the timing belt and but I need to know how to remove the cylinder heads to get to the valves to see how many are messed up and what to do to fix/replace them. 05 chrysler pacifica 3.5 v6. Thanks
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Sunday, September 15th, 2013 AT 12:31 PM

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Tiny
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Ok, first, you always remeber to change the timing belt when reccomended. This is the reult of lack of maintenance.

The procedure is below but look at the pistons. If they are damaged, then I suggest replacing the motor.

Roy

REMOVAL - CYLINDER HEAD(S)
LEFT CYLINDER HEAD

1) Perform the fuel relief procedure.
2) Disconnect the negative battery cable.
3) Drain cooling system.
4) Remove engine cover.
5) Remove air cleaner element housing.
6) Remove radiator close out panel.
7) Remove radiator core support.
8) Remove radiator fan assembly.
9) Disconnect the fuel line at the fuel rail.
10) Remove the lower intake manifold.
11) Remove the left exhaust manifold.
12) Remove the outer timing belt cover.

13) Rotate the engine to TDC and align the timing marks (Fig. 19).
14) Remove the timing belt tensioner, timing belt, then reset tensioner (Fig. 19).
15) Remove the left cylinder head cover to cylinder head ground strap.
16) Remove the left cylinder head cover.
17) Remove the left rocker arm assembly.
18) Remove the left camshaft thrust plate.
19) Counterhold the left cam gear and remove the cam gear retaining bolt (Fig. 19).
20) Push the camshaft out of the back of the cylinder head approximately 3.5 inches and remove the cam gear.
21) Remove the front timing belt housing to cylinder head bolts (Fig. 19).
22) Remove the cylinder head bolts in REVERSE of tightening sequence.
23) Remove the cylinder head.
24) Clean and inspect all mating surfaces.

CLEANING
To ensure engine gasket sealing, proper surface preparation must be performed, especially with the use of aluminum engine components and multi-layer steel cylinder head gaskets.

NOTE: Multi-Layer Steel (MLS) head gaskets require a scratch free sealing surface.

Remove all gasket material from cylinder head and block. Be careful not to gouge or scratch the aluminum head sealing surface.

Clean all engine oil passages.

INSPECTION

1) Before cleaning, check for leaks, damage and cracks.
2) Clean cylinder head and oil passages.

3) Check cylinder head for flatness (Fig. 23).
4) Cylinder head must be flat within:

Standard dimension = less than 0.05 mm (0.002 inch)
Service Limit = 0.2 mm (0.008 inch)
Grinding Limit = Maximum of 0.2 mm (0.008 inch) is permitted.
CAUTION: 0.20 mm (0.008 inch) MAX is a combined total dimension of the stock removal limit from cylinder head and block top surface (Deck) together.

INSTALLATION - CYLINDER HEAD(S)
LEFT CYLINDER HEAD

CAUTION: THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKETS ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE BETWEEN CYLINDER HEADS AND ARE CLEARLY MARKED RIGHT OR LEFT.

The cylinder head bolts are tightened using a torque plus angle procedure. The bolts must be examined BEFORE reuse. If the threads are necked down the bolts must be replaced (Fig. 24).

Necking can be checked by holding a scale or straight edge against the threads. If all the threads do not contact the scale the bolt must be replaced (Fig. 26).

CAUTION: When cleaning cylinder head and cylinder block surfaces, DO NOT use a metal scraper because the surfaces could be cut or ground. Use ONLY a wooden or plastic scraper.

1) Clean sealing surfaces of cylinder head and block.

CAUTION: Ensure that the correct head gaskets are used and are oriented correctly on cylinder block.

2) Install head gasket over locating dowels. Ensure the gasket is installed on the correct side of engine.

NOTE: Before installing the cylinder head bolts, lubricate the threads with engine oil.

3) Install the cylinder head over locating dowels, insert and finger tighten the head bolts.

4) Tighten the cylinder head bolts in the sequence shown in (Fig. 27). Using the 4 step torque-turn method, tighten according to the following torque values:

Step 1: All to 61 Nm (45 ft. Lbs.)
Step 2: All to 88 Nm (65 ft. Lbs.)
Step 3: All (again) to 88 Nm (65 ft. Lbs.)
Step 4: + 90 Turn Do not use a torque wrench for this step.
5) Bolt torque after 90 turn should be over 122 Nm (90 ft. Lbs.) In the tightening direction. If not, replace the bolt.
6) Install the inner timing cover to cylinder head bolts. Tighten bolts to 54 Nm (40 ft. Lbs.).
7) Install camshaft sprocket. Counterhold the camshaft sprocket gear and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolt to 115 Nm plus a 1/4 turn (85 ft. Lbs. Plus a 1/4 turn).
8) Install the rear camshaft thrust plate.
9) Rotate the camshaft gear to it's alignment mark and check the right camshaft gear and crankshaft gear timing alignment marks.
10) Install the timing belt and tensioner.
11) Install the timing belt front cover.
12) Install the vibration damper.
13) Install the upper engine mount.
14) Install the accessory drive belt tensioner.
15) Install the accessory drive belt idler pulley.
16) Install the left exhaust manifold.
17) Install the exhaust cross over pipe.
18) Install the left rocker arm assembly
19) Install the left cylinder head cover and ground strap.
20) Install lower intake manifold.
21) Install the fuel rail.
22) Install the upper intake manifold.
23) Install the radiator cooling fan assembly.
24) Install the radiator core support.
25) Install the radiator close out panel.
26) Install the air cleaner element housing.
27) Install the engine cover.
28) Fill the coolant system.
29) Connect the negative battery cable.
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 AT 2:17 AM
Tiny
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You referred to. 21) Remove the front timing belt housing to cylinder head bolts (Fig. 19). Where can I see figure 19?
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 AT 11:15 AM
Tiny
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How many hours of labour would this involve? As well would the cylinder head replacing include a new water pump kit and timing belt?
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Monday, September 19th, 2016 AT 7:30 PM

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