It is a pretty big job so get a manual on your car from AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM.
I need to set the timing belt in my car for a Dodge Stratus 1998, that has a 2.5 motor V6.I do have the timing belt already on the car, but it not on the right setting. Please someone help me with this question about setting the timing belt.
I have a 1990 and factory setting for base timing is 10 degrees, I believe.
Your timing chain may be worn to the point it is jumping a tooth and thus changing the timing. If you can hear the chain that is a good sign it is worn. I would inspect the timing chain.
The timing marks on a '97 Dodge Stratus are located on the timing chain and the camshaft sprocket. They must be aligned to set the initial timing.
10 degrees BTDC
It is possible that the timing belt is not in proper time.
Factory recommendation is 90,000 miles. If it is a timing CHAIN and not a belt, it doesn't require changing. It should last the life of the engine.
According to the Gates website : The 2001 Dodge Stratus : 2.4 liter , 4 cylinder , timing BELT 2.7 liter , V6 , timing CHAIN 3.0 liter , V6 , timing BELT
Rpm needs to be set at 800 - 900 .. that is factory setting.
The 2.5 liter V6 engine in a 2000 Dodge stratus has a timing BELT
You might not need as much initial timing when it's on propane, but I'd start out with the factory setting for gas and call it good.
get a service manuel ..... the water pump is behind and run by the timing belt .... if you are not experianced at setting up the timing marks on a DOHC motor get help or take it to someone who is .........
the factory setting is 6deg btdc, but mine seams to run better at about 7-8 deg btdc
I would set it at 10 BTDC with the distributor vaccum unhooked while setting timing. 10 to 13 degrees is what the factory recomends.
Belt! Located on the passenger side!
The 2.4L has a belt The 2.7L has a chain
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Ignition timing is setting the point at which the sparkplug fires relative to where the piston is in the cylinder. The highest point the piston can go is called top dead center, or TDC. Timing is set for a number of degrees of crankshaft rotation BEFORE TDC; the number of degrees is determined by the factory, and since it's setting the plug to fire before TDC, it's called the "timing advance". If you set the timing to be closer to TDC than the factory setting, you're reducing the advance, or "retarding" the ignition timing. If you set it to be farther from TDC, you're "advancing" the timing. Changing the timing can dramatically change a motor's power and efficiency. The reason you set the timing before TDC is that you want the exploding gas to be compressed by the upward-moving piston and force the piston back down, generating power. If you retarded the ignition so far that the plug fired after TDC, the piston would already be moving down when the gas exploded and you'd waste most of the energy from the explosion.
No you don't have to pull the engine in order to replace the timing belt but let me suggest you buy the parts and take it to a good mechanic and let them do it. Changing the timing belt is difficult and it may cost you an extra hundred or so for someone else to change but its worth not having the headache. amen...i did it to my mom's 96 stratus ES (V6)...will never do it again...unless i get paid at least $500!!!
Belt that must be replaced every 60,000 miles.
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