Chrysler New Yorker



May, 30, 2006 AT 3:29 PM

I have a '95 Chrysler New Yorker 140,000 miles. Recently changed the water pump and did not get the tension adjusted correctly. There was a lot of slack on the timing belt. When the engine tried to start I noticed that the crankshaft turned but the cams did not, this was due to the loose timing belt. Does anyone know what the position of the crankshaft and the cams have to be set to before adjusting the tension on the timing belt. I noticed there is a dot indicator on the cam gears and holes on the harmonic balancer.


7 Answers



May, 30, 2006 AT 6:07 PM

What engine do you have? It may be an interference engine and you may have bent valves.

Never never do a timing belt on a chrysler engine unless you are a mechanic that has done it a few times. It will end up very expensive as it looks like it might be. Let me know.



May, 31, 2006 AT 10:05 AM

The Engine is a 3.4 L V-6



May, 31, 2006 AT 3:35 PM

These are a list of chrysler engines please tell me which on you have. There is no 3.4 L
1.4L* 60,000 Mi.

1.5L* 60,000 Mi.

1.6L* SOHC 60,000 Mi

1.6L* DOHC 60,000 Mi

1.7L (1)

1.8L* 60,000 Mi.

2.0L* SOHC (Except Breeze, Neon & Stratus) (17)

2.0L* SOHC (Breeze & Stratus) (18)

2.0L* SOHC (Neon) 105,000 Mi.

2.0L* DOHC (Avemger & Sebring Coupe) (18)

2.0L* DOHC (Laser & Talon) (17)

2.0L* DOHC (Neon) 105.000 Mi.

2.2L SOHC 90,000 Mi

2.2L* DOHC 90,000 Mi

2.22L* (Eagle Medallion) (1)

2.3L* Diesel 50,000 Mi

2.4L* SOHC (17)

2.4L DOHC (Breeze, Cirrus,
Sebring Convertible & Sedan & Stratus Sedan)

2.4L DOHC (Caravan & Voyager) (3)

2.4L DOHC (PT Cruiser) 102,000 Mi.

2.4L DOHC Turbo 105,000 Mi.

2.5L 4-Cyl 90,000 Mi.

2.5L* V-6 (Avenger & Sebring Coupe) (18)

3.0L SOHC (15)

3.0L* DOHC (42)

3.2L* (43)

3.5L* (43)



May, 31, 2006 AT 3:45 PM

My appologies it is a 3.5 L V6 DOHC.



May, 31, 2006 AT 3:56 PM

Please note the * by the 3.5l engine. That means it is an intereference engine. If the engine has rotated once out of time you have bent or broken valves or the camshaft and or cylinder heads. The heads have to come off with out question. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news as it is an expensive repair over $1500. Good luck



May, 31, 2006 AT 4:06 PM

I understand the possible damaged induced, however, do you have the set up for the cams in relation to the crankshaft when installing the timing belt?



May, 31, 2006 AT 5:01 PM

It is a complicated procedure and requires all componenst to be set just right. I suggest you buy a Haynes book as it has some good illustrations of how things are supposed to be.

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