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Sep 12, 2011, 3:59 AM

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i have 2004 dodge intrepid 2.7 v-6 replaceing waterpump means pulling multiple timeing chains.i have a book from partstore but it doesnt tell u all secrets tips tricks to make this an error free repair. book says find tdc pull belts , crank pulley but it dont tell how u keep everything still while u break nut loose on pulley. im not a mechanic but im the closest thing out of me my wife and four kids.i cant hav this thing down verylong.i need all info i can to make it happen first try.last thing i want is get it changed and buttoned up and .have to go back ing cuz time is off. i have limited mechanical tools, and no time for backtracking. need support resourses or clear pics but i dont know wher to find it with the two pennies ive been pinchn togethr all month

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Sep 12, 2011, 4:30 AM

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Don't think anyone here is going to have pictures and instructions any different from what would be in the manual you bought. I do know that this is not a easy job at all. it's been several years since I worked at chrysler and even with all the proper tools no fun. I don't recommend you tackling this yourself, expecially if your limited on tools.

Pretty sure there is only one chain though, but I could be mistaken.

(This post was edited by zmame on Sep 12, 2011, 4:32 AM)

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Sep 12, 2011, 4:49 AM

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I agree. You'll need a special tool to hold the crankshaft pulley to remove the damper bolt and three jaw puller to remove the damper. Then you need a balancer installer to put it back on. You'll also need torque wrenches in inch and foot pounds and a special tool to collapse the hydraulic tensioner. For someone who hasn't done a timing chain or belt, it would be a challenge. I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner unless an experienced tech is standing over him/her.

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