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Cloyes
1956 Chrysler Newport Engine Timing Chain - Center 8 Cyl 5.4L Cloyes - Replacement Street Performance Chain

P311-4E90642    9-147  New

20147

Qty:
$18.63
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain  Center
  • Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Rollers: Double Link Quantity: 68
  • Replacement Street Performance Chain
  • Product Attributes:
    • Chain Pitch: 1/4 In.
    • Link Quantity: 68.0
    • Timing Mark Quantity: 0.0
  • Street Performance 3/8" Pitch Double Roller Replacement True Roller Chain. Seamless 0.250" Roller Diameter. Heat Treated and Processed Links to Maximize Breaking Strength while Remaining Ductile for Toughness. Prestressed to Increase Fatigue Life. USA Made.
Brand: Cloyes
Position: Center
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
1956 - Chrysler Newport Center V 8 Cyl 5.4L 331 5425
Cloyes
2006 Chrysler 300 Engine Timing Chain - Upper 6 Cyl 2.7L Cloyes

P311-0DECD17    C193A  New

4663674 , 9193A , 4663674AD , 4663674AC

Qty:
$28.37
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain  Upper
  • Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Secondary Chain Row Quantity: 1 Link Quantity: 44 Overall Length: 8 1/8"
  • Product Attributes:
    • Chain Pitch: 3/8 In.
    • Chain Row Quantity: 1.0
    • Link Quantity: 44.0
    • Overall Length: 8 1/8"
    • Plates: 4.0
    • Timing Mark Quantity: 2.0
    • Width: 0.50"
  • A timing chain synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft(s) ensuring proper timing and allows the engine’s valves to open and close during each cylinder’s firing. Cloyes Timing Chains, which are available in kits or as a stand-alone product, are pre-stressed and heat-treated for increased durability. Our chains are engineered and manufactured with precision pitch control for proper chain-to-sprocket tooth fitment. From stock replacement to high performance, Cloyes has the most complete timing chain catalog. Cloyes parts are CAD designed and manufactured using advanced materials. Each part is extensively tested for function and durability to ensure optimal performance. Cloyes recommends the chain tensioner(s), sprocket(s), and guide(s) also be replaced when the chain is replaced as these components play a vital role in supporting the chain and keeping it tight. Refer to our online catalog for detailed application-specific information.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Cloyes
Position: Upper
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Cylinder Head Type Position Block Engine CID CC
2006 - Chrysler 300 DOHC Upper V 6 Cyl 2.7L 167 2736
Cloyes
2000 Chrysler Voyager Engine Timing Chain - Center 6 Cyl 3.3L Cloyes

P311-3201B67    C388  New

9388 , 4740275

Qty:
$43.67
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain  Center
  • Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Chain Row Quantity: 1 Link Quantity: 64 Overall Length: 12 1/8"
  • Product Attributes:
    • Chain Pitch: 3/8 In.
    • Chain Row Quantity: 1.0
    • Link Quantity: 64.0
    • Overall Length: 12 1/8"
    • Plates: 11.0
    • Timing Mark Quantity: 2.0
    • Width: 0.76"
  • A timing chain synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft(s) ensuring proper timing and allows the engine’s valves to open and close during each cylinder’s firing. Cloyes Timing Chains, which are available in kits or as a stand-alone product, are pre-stressed and heat-treated for increased durability. Our chains are engineered and manufactured with precision pitch control for proper chain-to-sprocket tooth fitment. From stock replacement to high performance, Cloyes has the most complete timing chain catalog. Cloyes parts are CAD designed and manufactured using advanced materials. Each part is extensively tested for function and durability to ensure optimal performance. Cloyes recommends the chain tensioner(s), sprocket(s), and guide(s) also be replaced when the chain is replaced as these components play a vital role in supporting the chain and keeping it tight. Refer to our online catalog for detailed application-specific information.
Brand: Cloyes
Position: Center
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2000 - Chrysler Voyager Center V 6 Cyl 3.3L 201 3301
Cloyes
2007 Chrysler Aspen Engine Timing Chain - Center 8 Cyl 4.7L Cloyes

P311-21BD1E5    C393  New

9393 , 53020680

Qty:
$38.06
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain  Center
  • Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Primary Chain Row Quantity: 1 Link Quantity: 70 Overall Length: 11 1/4"
  • Product Attributes:
    • Chain Pitch: .323 In.
    • Chain Row Quantity: 1.0
    • Link Quantity: 70.0
    • Overall Length: 11 1/4"
    • Plates: 9.0
    • Timing Mark Quantity: 3.0
    • Width: 0.51"
  • A timing chain synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft(s) ensuring proper timing and allows the engine’s valves to open and close during each cylinder’s firing. Cloyes Timing Chains, which are available in kits or as a stand-alone product, are pre-stressed and heat-treated for increased durability. Our chains are engineered and manufactured with precision pitch control for proper chain-to-sprocket tooth fitment. From stock replacement to high performance, Cloyes has the most complete timing chain catalog. Cloyes parts are CAD designed and manufactured using advanced materials. Each part is extensively tested for function and durability to ensure optimal performance. Cloyes recommends the chain tensioner(s), sprocket(s), and guide(s) also be replaced when the chain is replaced as these components play a vital role in supporting the chain and keeping it tight. Refer to our online catalog for detailed application-specific information.
Brand: Cloyes
Position: Center
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2007 - Chrysler Aspen Center V 8 Cyl 4.7L 287 -
Cloyes
2004 Chrysler Sebring Engine Timing Chain - Center 6 Cyl 2.7L Cloyes

P311-01D3D46    C397  New

4663635 , 9397

Qty:
$85.69
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain  Center
  • Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Primary Chain Row Quantity: 1 Link Quantity: 180 Overall Length: 33"
  • Product Attributes:
    • Chain Pitch: 3/8 In.
    • Chain Row Quantity: 1.0
    • Link Quantity: 180.0
    • Overall Length: 33"
    • Plates: 13.0
    • Timing Mark Quantity: 4.0
    • Width: 0.79"
  • A timing chain synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft(s) ensuring proper timing and allows the engine’s valves to open and close during each cylinder’s firing. Cloyes Timing Chains, which are available in kits or as a stand-alone product, are pre-stressed and heat-treated for increased durability. Our chains are engineered and manufactured with precision pitch control for proper chain-to-sprocket tooth fitment. From stock replacement to high performance, Cloyes has the most complete timing chain catalog. Cloyes parts are CAD designed and manufactured using advanced materials. Each part is extensively tested for function and durability to ensure optimal performance. Cloyes recommends the chain tensioner(s), sprocket(s), and guide(s) also be replaced when the chain is replaced as these components play a vital role in supporting the chain and keeping it tight. Refer to our online catalog for detailed application-specific information.
Brand: Cloyes
Position: Center
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Cylinder Head Type Position Block Engine CID CC
2004 - Chrysler Sebring DOHC Center V 6 Cyl 2.7L 167 2736
Cloyes
2008 Chrysler Sebring Engine Timing Chain - Center 6 Cyl 2.7L Cloyes

P311-3827E85    C707F  New

9707F , 4892349AA

Qty:
$97.58
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain  Center
  • Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Chain Row Quantity: 6x5 Link Quantity: 272 Overall Length: 33 5/8"
  • Product Attributes:
    • Chain Pitch: 6.35mm
    • Chain Row Quantity: 6x5
    • Height: 0.32"
    • Inside Diameter: 0.335"
    • Link Quantity: 272.0
    • Overall Length: 33 5/8"
    • Plates: 11.0
    • Timing Mark Quantity: 4.0
    • Width: 0.60"
  • A timing chain synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshaft(s) ensuring proper timing and allows the engine’s valves to open and close during each cylinder’s firing. Cloyes Timing Chains, which are available in kits or as a stand-alone product, are pre-stressed and heat-treated for increased durability. Our chains are engineered and manufactured with precision pitch control for proper chain-to-sprocket tooth fitment. From stock replacement to high performance, Cloyes has the most complete timing chain catalog. Cloyes parts are CAD designed and manufactured using advanced materials. Each part is extensively tested for function and durability to ensure optimal performance. Cloyes recommends the chain tensioner(s), sprocket(s), and guide(s) also be replaced when the chain is replaced as these components play a vital role in supporting the chain and keeping it tight. Refer to our online catalog for detailed application-specific information.
Brand: Cloyes
Position: Center
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position Block Engine CID CC
2008 - Chrysler Sebring Center V 6 Cyl 2.7L 167 2736
Cloyes
2006 Chrysler Sebring Engine Timing Chain 6 Cyl 2.7L Cloyes

P311-3DF46F0    W0133-1669694  New

Qty:
$143.85
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Crankshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Cloyes
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2006 - Chrysler Sebring V 6 Cyl 2.7L 167 2736
Iwis
2004 Chrysler Concorde Engine Timing Chain 6 Cyl 2.7L Iwis

P311-045EDA8    W0133-1773688  New

Qty:
$33.44
Iwis Engine Timing Chain
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • ; Camshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Iwis
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2004 - Chrysler Concorde V 6 Cyl 2.7L 167 2736
Mopar
2010 Chrysler Sebring Engine Timing Chain 6 Cyl 2.7L Mopar

P311-3B92E93    W0133-1875815  New

Qty:
$49.08
Mopar Engine Timing Chain
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • ; Camshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2010 - Chrysler Sebring V 6 Cyl 2.7L 167 2736
Cloyes
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Timing Chain Cloyes

P311-5682561    W0133-1772972  New

Qty:
$46.92
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Production: 01/02/2005-, Crankshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Cloyes
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
2005 - Chrysler Town & Country Fr:01-02-05
Cloyes
2009 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Timing Chain 6 Cyl 3.3L Cloyes

P311-5682561    W0133-1772972  New

Qty:
$46.92
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Crankshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Cloyes
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2009 - Chrysler Town & Country V 6 Cyl 3.3L 201 3301
Cloyes
1994 Chrysler Concorde Engine Timing Chain 6 Cyl 3.3L Cloyes

P311-044E416    W0133-1669563  New

Qty:
$64.92
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Crankshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Cloyes
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
1994 - Chrysler Concorde V 6 Cyl 3.3L 201 3301
Cloyes
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Engine Timing Chain Cloyes

P311-044E416    W0133-1669563  New

Qty:
$64.92
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Production: -01/01/2005, Crankshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Cloyes
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Prod. Date Range
2005 - Chrysler Town & Country To:01-01-05
Mopar
2013 Chrysler 200 Engine Timing Chain 4 Cyl 2.4L Mopar

P311-102E971    W0133-1910997  New

Qty:
$53.68
Mopar Engine Timing Chain
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • ; Crankshaft to Camshafts
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2013 - Chrysler 200 L 4 Cyl 2.4L 144 2360
Mopar
2009 Chrysler Sebring Engine Timing Chain 6 Cyl 2.7L Mopar

P311-130641A    W0133-1876939  New

Qty:
$195.87
Mopar Engine Timing Chain
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • ; Crankshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2009 - Chrysler Sebring V 6 Cyl 2.7L 167 2736
Mopar
2012 Chrysler 300 Engine Timing Chain 6 Cyl 3.6L Mopar

P311-1FF6552    W0133-1948008  New

Qty:
$62.78
Mopar Engine Timing Chain
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • ; Idler to Camshafts
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2012 - Chrysler 300 V 6 Cyl 3.6L 220 3604
Mopar
2014 Chrysler 300 Engine Timing Chain 6 Cyl 3.6L Mopar

P311-1946E79    W0133-2014521  New

Qty:
$18.66
Mopar Engine Timing Chain
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • ; Crankshaft to Idler
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2014 - Chrysler 300 V 6 Cyl 3.6L 220 3604
Cloyes
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Engine Timing Chain 6 Cyl 3.8L Cloyes

P311-084F0BB    W0133-1680439  New

Qty:
$36.02
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Crankshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Cloyes
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2005 - Chrysler Pacifica V 6 Cyl 3.8L 231 3778
Cloyes
2011 Chrysler 300 Engine Timing Chain 8 Cyl 5.7L Cloyes

P311-5AFBDAB    W0133-1880700  New

Qty:
$57.90
Cloyes Engine Timing Chain
  • ; Crankshaft to Camshaft
Brand: Cloyes
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2011 - Chrysler 300 V 8 Cyl 5.7L 345 -
Mopar
2009 Chrysler Sebring Engine Timing Chain 4 Cyl 2.4L Mopar

P311-19802BD    W0133-2322831  New

Qty:
$101.43
Mopar Engine Timing Chain
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • ; Crankshaft to Camshafts

    Late Design - When Replacing Early Design Installation of All Components Included in this Kit.
  • Includes Timing Chain and Crankshaft Sprocket
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Block Engine CID CC
2009 - Chrysler Sebring L 4 Cyl 2.4L 144 2360

Latest Chrysler Repair and Timing Chain Installation Advice

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2.7 Chrysler engine

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Question From bernsax on 2.7 Chrysler engine

2004 Dodge Stratus 2.7 Engine, 96,000 miles. I just finished reading many horror stories on the internet about this engine. Are there many of them that go on without major problems after 100,000 miles? One site recommeded changing the water pump and timing chain before 100,000 miles. Presently, the coolant level is fine. How concerned should I be?

Response From zmame Top Rated Answer

Seen quite a few burning oil. I wouldn't worry to much, like the old saying goes if it's not broke don't fix it.

99 Intrepid won't start

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Question From rossstillwell1990 on 99 Intrepid won't start

Hey guys, so Tuesday morning I got up and moved my car(it had just snowed and I was shoveling.) It started up fine.

Wednesday afternoon I go to start it and I get nothing. I've uploaded a video to show the sound it's making. Tried jumping it with no success. Charged the battery. Replaced the spark plugs.


Other info: It's a 2.7L DOHC



I'd greatly appreciate any help and feedback. The car is.. well.. a pile.. so if it's a very expensive/intricate fix then it's really not worth it.

Response From Sidom

I think you are going to want to pop out a plug & check your compression

Response From Hammer Time

That's what it sounded like to me too but this is a chain motor.

Response From rossstillwell1990

I have a relatively low knowledge level when it comes to repairing cars.



Here's where I'm coming from with this situation though guys. I've had the car 2 years and for all of those years it's burned and leaked oil, to the point that I had to add oil every few weeks or so. I originally spent $1500 on the car.

Would it really be worth investing the time and money to fix it? A local scrap/auto parts place will pay approx $400 for the car.

I'm really torn, if it's a relatively cheap fix that could get me a few more months or even another year with the car it'd be a shame to just abandon it. Like I said though I just do not have the expertise level to fix something complicated.

Response From Sidom

You really can't answer the question on whether is worth it to fix it until you know what is wrong with it....

Given the stats on the car, if it involves major engine repair, then no, it's probably not worth it........If the problem is a $1 fuse, then it might be worth it....

If you can't trace it down yourself then it gets a bit tougher......You are probably looking at a minimum of between $50 & $100 just to find out what is wrong with.....

That's a choice you have to make

Response From rossstillwell1990

I think I've made the decision to go ahead and get rid of it.

As someone who likes to fix things, it's always frustrating when something is way over your head.





I did try testing the spark plugs today. I took one out and grounded it, had someone turn the ignition and it was sparking but the intervals between sparks were easily 1+ seconds. I've seen videos that show plugs sparking much faster. I also looked at all the fuses closely, all checked out. Examined all the wires(kinda like looking at a Human brain lol) and they seemed in good shape.

The only thing is, when I set the plug on the frame of the car, it may have no been fully ground because of paint, which could of been the reason behind the slow spark. The plug was also wet with gasoline when I took it out.

If there was an issue with the engine that results in the leak/burning oil, could it have been made worse when I started it(20 degree weather) the day before? That would cause a lack of compression wouldn't it?

Response From Sidom

Well...it's possible you washed the cyl walls down with gas.....That would kill the compression....

I've seen cars before when the plugs get so bad that they get fuel fouled & won't start and the engine gets cranked to the point that the cyl walls get washed down...

If you want to gamble.....go get a set of cheap plugs.....Pull the old ones, throw a couple shots of oil in the cyls, crank it with the plugs out.....install the new plugs & hook up the wires, put 2 or 3 shots of starting fluid down the throttle body, cross your fingers & give it a crank....

You may also want to pull the dipstick & see if the oil smells like fuel

Response From Fezer 690

Have you looked to see if you find if and where the compression is leaking to? The easy ones are the crankcase(pull the dip stick and see if you can feel air coming out while cranking, normal is very little). and radiator, just watch for bubbles while cranking(may have to patient for the bubbles to work their way to the rad cap). If either shows a leak, it could indicate a head gasket(they can do wierd things when they go).

Response From Fezer 690 Top Rated Answer

I've heard that the timing chains can skip on the sprockets with those Chrysler V6s. So the bad valve timing causing low compression could still be a possibility. (note: I'm not a mechanic, but I grew up around engines). But it burns oil and smokes. I agree with the rest of them, cut your losses and junk it.

Response From Hammer Time

I've had the car 2 years and for all of those years it's burned and leaked oil, to the point that I had to add oil every few weeks or so. I originally spent $1500 on the car.

Stop wasting your time and our time............. junk it.

Response From rossstillwell1990

Sorry for wasting your guy's time...

Just wanted some advice from people that know more about cars than I do.

Response From Discretesignals

That's what it sounded like to me too but this is a chain motor.

I thought the same thing too. You can hear a little bit of compression. I've run into vehicles that sounded like that, but cranked right up. Weird.

Response From nickwarner

here's where you start courtesy of our fellow moderator HammerTime




All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.



Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.


2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.


3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.

scared of multiple timeing chains

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Question From familyfixr on scared of multiple timeing chains

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

Response From zmame Top Rated Answer

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.

Response From Discretesignals

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.

Labor time is 8 hrs and skill level is B

2006 Chrysler Sebring brake problem?

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Question From blueduke on 2006 Chrysler Sebring brake problem?

Have recently bought a 2006 Chrysler Sebring. Noticed when I apply the brakes there's a clicking and rattling noise in the right front (assume it's right front wheel). It handles fine (so far) but the noise just started. What could this be? Btw it has 73,000 miles and Carfax report stated rotors were resurfaced at 36,000 miles

Response From Sidom

It could be just a loose pad or hardware.

Since the car is new to you it would be a good idea to get it thoroughly inspected. Previous history is great but you really want to know where you're at while all the systems and maintenance.

If this is the 6 cyl there is a few things you need to be aware of.....These engines have a sludging problem Chrysler has tried to blame this on the owners which just isn't so... This sludging problem creates oiling problems and can starve the timing chain tensioner creating noise and worse problems. The water pump is chain driven so when it starts to leak, the repair is sometimes put off due to the cost. Leaky pumps make the sluge problem even worse....

I would switch to synthetic oil right away and stay on top of the oil changes, do not go over the due time, this is critical on these...

Google Chrsyler 2.7 engine problems for more info....

Hopefully you have the 4 cyl and I just wasted a few minutes of your time.......

Response From blueduke

I have the V6.

I'm unclear what you mean by sludging problems. Could you be more specific?

Edit: just googled it. Wish I'd had researched the Sebring a little better before i bought it.

Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer

It's not as bad as you think.

Sludging is just what it means. Deposits build up an plug things up so parts than need oil don't get all the oil it needs. So maintenance if very important on these.
Some cars take abuse better than other ones, this one doesn't. Abuse in this case would be putting off timely maintenance like oil changes & coolant flushes, this will contribute to the sludge problem. Also keep an eye on the temp, you want to be sure the T stat is working properly, engines that run too cool will also build up sludge.

The mileage is still fairly low and hopefully has been maintained well..

The one big thing I would do would be to switch to a synthetic oil and keep up on it. Synthetics won't sluge as much as a natural based oil.
That and maintaining the cooling system and you should be good.

The one thing I will mention not to put off if it ever happens and that is to change the water pump if it ever starts to leak. I couldn't count how many leaky 2.7 water pumps I have written up that need to be replaced and seriously could count on one hand twice how many I've done. I can sympathize, it's a big cost due to being timing chain driven but the cost of putting it off can be way worse..... Just make sure you find a shop that is familiar with them. It's not the hardest job to do but the tensioner set up is a little different, so you want to be sure everything is right before start up.....

These aren't bad cars and there are a lot of them pounding the ground, if you keep up on everything you should be ok. The Sebring is a nice ride and fun to drive I don't think you made a bad choice. I just wanted to make sure you were aware of possible problems that could arise from neglect

If you are the type of driver that just puts gas in the car and only goes to the shop when there is a problem then you are probably not going to have a very good experience with this car..

Response From blueduke

thanks for your input. It's been very valuable. btw, when should i have the cooling system flushed and how often? I'm sure you've already guessed I'm mechanically ignorant. lol

Response From Hammer Time

The fact that the rotors needed resurfacing at that low a mileage would mean that someone was driving it pretty aggressively and with a history like that, resurfacing would not have been the right option, replacement would have. I suspect you have a distortion in the rotors now that is causing the pads to move around in their holders.

98 dodge intrepid timing and valve issues

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Question From irockthisjoint on 98 dodge intrepid timing and valve issues

i have a 98 dodge intrepid 2.7L and i had a guy come over to help me replace the water pump and timing chain. after we took the timing chain off and replaced the water pump i noticed that he rotated the camshaft sprockets individually. it was rotating hard with a pop and clank type noise. i told him to stop and to leave. i got the new chain back on with all the marks on the chain and sprockets lined up according to the manual but now my question is "is there valve damage done since the sprockets were moved individually??? and if so how do i check??? please i need help so bad with this issue

Response From techforfree

Depends on if you feel you're a lucky man...lol...all kidding aside..pretty unlikely you caused any damage if the cam sprockets were only turned a tooth or 2..if the cam and the crank sprockets are now perfectly lined up ..and the chain tentioner was properly installed starting it up will tell you.But just a word of advise on those engines...take a real good look at the chain guides while you're in there..they were famous for cracking and causing the chain to jump off and ruining engines...good luck

Response From dougc426 Top Rated Answer

you have to make sure that the timing marks on the cam chains are lined up,Or you will bend every valve in the motor.make sure you are at top dead center with crank gear on oil pump mark.then you will have to undo the exhaust side of each cam reset tensioners and put the timing marks back on the chain and on the cams,then proceed with timming chain marks.I worked at chrysler for 38 + years and repaired thousands of motors,And the 2.7 liter is really not that hard to work on..best...Doug

Response From zmame

you will need to do a leak down test. Put the cylinder in question at TDC on compression stroke and listen for a air leak.. a proper leak down tester will show at what rate it's dropping. You may be able to get one from auto parts store borrow a tool program.


please don't double post.

Response From irockthisjoint

well i guess all the cylinders are in question. i guess the real question is "by turning both camshafts without turning the crankshaft will that cause valve or piston damage??? when the timing chain is back on and i turn the crankshaft bolt everything moves freely. im so confused

Response From Hammer Time

Yes, it will make contact with a piston if one or more are at TDC when the cams are rotated. The easiest way to find out is just see if it runs normal when your finished.

Response From zmame

I suppose it possible.. won't know till you do leak down or try and run it.. remember to crank by hand and re check your marks.

Response From irockthisjoint

i turned the engine over by hand like 6 or 7 times and all the marks lined up correctly. there was no resistance when i was turning it over. went around very smooth. it seems to be right, but i didnt want to put it all back together if there is some kind of damage. i have never done a leak down test so i dont know how to do that. would like to learn though. another question is do the timing chains on the camshafts have to line up a certain way???