My 97 Plymouth voyager se 3.0 V6 wont start after i changed my water pump.

Asked by wadam_17 Mar 15, 2013 at 03:12 AM about the 1998 Plymouth Voyager SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced my water pump but I forgot to read book first and was excited. I just started
taking it a apart.  I know not smart but that's what happened. So when I was taking off
the crankshaft pully it moved a couple times in a couple of directions I replaced the
timing belt to I have know Idea how the new one  goes back on

3 Answers

Install the Timing Belt Use the retaining washer and bolt to fit the camshaft sprocket onto the camshaft. Utilize the spanner tool MB990775 and tighten the bolt. Mount the crankshaft sprocket and put on the timing belt torsioner and tensioner spring if it was removed. Hook the higher end of the spring to the water pump pin and bottom end to the tensioner bracket with the hook facing out. Rotate the timing belt tensioner in a counterclockwise turn and tighten the bolt to momentarily hold it in place. Turn the crankshaft sprocket until the timing mark lines up with the timing mark on the oil pump timing mark. Revolve the back camshaft sprocket so that its timing mark lines up with the generator bracket timing mark. Turn the radiator side camshaft sprocket so that the mark aligns with the inner timing belt cover mark. Connect the timing belt onto the Voyager's crankshaft sprocket, keeping the belt tight on the side of tension. Install the belt in the same rotational direction if using the original timing belt. Put the timing belt on the radiator side of the camshaft sprocket, and place the belt underneath the water pump pulley first, and follow that by putting it over the back camshaft sprocket and the tensioner. Create tension on the side of the timing belt and correctly line up all timing marks. Put the crankshaft sprocket flange into place and loosen the tensioner bolt to allow the tensioner spring to put tension on the belt. Turn the crankshaft two clockwise turns. Line up the timing marks and tighten the tensioner bolt. Put on the timing belt cover and engine support bracket. Put the engine mount insulator, crankshaft pulleys and torsional damper into place. Mount the accessory drive belts, connect the negative battery cable and check that the engine runs properly.

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is it necessary to remove the timing belt when replacing the water pump on a 3.0 liter engine on a 1997 plymouth voyager van. On some videos it seems that you only have to remove the serpentine belt but on the 3.0 L engine do you need to remove the timing belt.

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