Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
If you have not done this before beforwarned...the 3.5 Chrysler engines are known for being a "bear" to get the timing belt reinstalled properly. If you do not have a factory service manual, get it before you do anything else and follow the directions for removing, reinstalling and tensioning the belt to the "T" You have to have the proper tool to keep the cams from turning while you have the belt off. This engine uses a hydraulic timing belt tensioner. If you do it wrong, and it jumps even one tooth when you start it...its bent valve time. $$$$$$$$ Your machine shop will love you. Speaking of... if your machine shop is an AERA member, have them print you a copy of AERA technical bulletin 1759.
I dont mean to scare you...but I know how many of these heads we have had to "fix" due to shops not getting the timing belt right. Usually about $400 a pair worth of repairs.
Hope this helps,
Advanced Automotive Machine
1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
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