2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER ENGINE SUPPORT PLATE REMOVAL/REPLA

  • Tiny
  • franiekay
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine Mechanical problem
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 71000 miles

How do you remove the engine support place that in in front of the tensioner in order to replace the timing belt?&Quot;

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 AT 8:51 AM

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  • merlin2021
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I will send all info for belt replacement. Check email.

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Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 AT 11:04 AM
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  • franiekay
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You sent me information on a dodge neon, SOHC.
I have a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, DOHC, 2.4 L.
I was able to get the belt back on, but can't get the crankshaft arrows to line up exactly at 12: 00 o'clock. The camshaft lines up fine after rotating twice. Any ideas? The tensioner is adjusted with the square that you put a 6mm allen wrench into, we put that at 1: 00 to try to aling it with the tang. The crankshaft arrows start out aligned but end up 1/8" off of each other. We tried 5 times. Any hints or tips? Ignore the book and do something else?

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Monday, May 3rd, 2010 AT 7:12 AM
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  • merlin2021
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Did you mark the belt and pulleys BEFORE removing the old one? If the belt broke while driving you may not be able to exactly align the cam pulleys, but you should get them within 1/2 tooth ... sorry about the mixup on the info I will send the one you need. Try making a cam holder like this to help and put cam marks like in the picture. Put the crank where it goes before the belt goes on.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_5_12.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_4_24.jpg


DO NOT FORGET TO REMOVE THE CAM LOCK TOOL!!!!
The crank lines up to the mark on the block....
Not exactly at 12:00 oclock!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_mark_1.jpg

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Monday, May 3rd, 2010 AT 6:36 PM

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