View Full Version : Little trick for those using spring tensioner

02-05-2009, 08:10 PM
I had to replace the exhaust cam seal because somehow it got ----ed and split and was dumping oil all over the place on my 2.4 srt motor. Instead of moving the motor to re time it, once I had the motor at TDC, I zipped tied the belt to each gear and the gers to one another. I pulled the bolt, slid the gear off, and was able to replace the seal without too much hassle. I then got up under the car and was able to use a screw driver to rotate the spring tensioner forward, once there the groove that the spring clips into can be seen, and I stuck a dental pick in there and it wedged nicely against the oil pump housing and held it in place. Sliding the cam gear back on was no problem at this point, and once everything was tightened, the zip ties were cut, and the pick removed, I rotated the motor all the way around back to to TDC and timing was just as it was when I started. Saved a ton of hassle and time.

02-05-2009, 08:32 PM
Sounds pretty slick!:thumb: