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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
My Ride: 1990 Daytona Shelby
Engine: 2.2 L VNT
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Re: stratus 2.4l timing belt snapped?
Straight from Dealer Connect.
2000 Status/Breeze/Cirrus 2.4L DOHC 16 Valve (SMPI)
The 2.4 Liter (148 cu. in.) in-line four cylinder engine is a double over head camshaft with hydraulic lifters and four valve per cylinder design. The engine is free-wheeling; meaning it has provisions for piston-to-valve clearance. However valve-to-valve interference can occur, if camshaft are rotated independently.
The cylinders are numbered from front of the engine to the rear. The firing order is 1 - 3 - 4 - 2.
The engine identification number is located on the rear of the cylinder block Engine Identification
Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove right front wheel.
Remove right inner splash shield.
Remove accessory drive belts. Refer to Group 7, Cooling System.
Remove crankshaft damper bolt, and remove damper. Refer to Removal and Installation procedure in this section.
Remove generator belt idler pulley.
Remove lower timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover Timing Belt Covers
Lower vehicle and remove upper timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover.
Remove right engine mount and support bracket. Refer to Removal and Installation procedure in this section
CAUTION: When aligning crankshaft and camshaft timing marks always rotate engine from crankshaft. Camshaft should not be rotated after timing belt is removed. Damage to valve components may occur. Always align timing marks before removing timing belt.
Before the removal of the timing belt, rotate crankshaft until the TDC mark on oil pump housing aligns with the TDC mark on crankshaft sprocket (trailing edge of sprocket tooth) Crankshaft and Camshaft Timing
NOTE: The crankshaft sprocket TDC mark is located on the trailing edge of the sprocket tooth. Failure to align trailing edge of sprocket tooth to TDC mark on oil pump housing will cause the camshaft timing marks to be misaligned
Install 6 mm Allen wrench into belt tensioner. Before rotating the tensioner, insert the long end of a 1/8" or 3 mm Allen wrench into the pin hole on the front of the tensioner Locking Timing Belt Tensioner While rotating the tensioner counterclockwise, push in lightly on the 1/8" or 3 mm Allen wrench, until it slides into the locking hole.
Remove timing belt
CAUTION: If timing belt was damaged due to incorrect tracking (alignment), the belt tensioner assembly must be replaced. Refer to Timing Belt Tensioner Assembly Removal and Installation procedure in this section.
Set crankshaft sprocket to TDC by aligning the sprocket with the arrow on the oil pump housing.
Set camshafts timing marks so that the exhaust camshaft sprocket is a 1/2 notch below the intake camshaft sprocket Camshaft Sprocket Alignment For Timing Belt Installation
CAUTION: Ensure that the arrows on both camshaft sprockets are facing up.
Install timing belt. Starting at the crankshaft, go around the water pump sprocket, idler pulley, camshaft sprockets and then around the tensioner Timing Belt - Installation
Move the exhaust camshaft sprocket counterclockwise Timing Belt - Installation to align marks and take up belt slack
NOTE: A new tensioner is held in the wound position by a pull pin.
Remove the pull pin or Allen wrench from the belt tensioner.
Once the timing belt has been installed and tensioner released, rotate the crankshaft two (2) complete revolutions. Verify that the TDC marks on crankshaft and timing marks on the camshafts are aligned as shown in Crankshaft and Camshaft Timing
Install right engine mount and support bracket. Refer to Removal and Installation procedure in this section.
Install upper timing belt cover bolts 4.5 N·m (40 in. lbs.)
Install the lower timing belt cover bolts 4.5 N·m (40 in. lbs.)
Install generator belt idler pulley and tighten bolt to 54 N·m (40 ft. lbs.)
Install crankshaft damper. Refer to procedure in this section.
Install accessory drive belts. Refer to Group 7, Cooling System.
Install right inner splash shield.
Install right front wheel.
1990 Daytona Shelby VNT
37 Years ASE Certified