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    2002 Chrysler Voyager, 2.4, timing belt change interval?

    Hi, I've just turned 100,000 miles on my V-Ger and was wondering if I need to change the timing belt?? My van is running fine, I even was able to fix the dreaded pirate ship groan thunk thunk thunk sound by installing sway bar links all by myself (damn this van is making me a handy-man!), anyway, I don't want it to leave my wife and kids stranded, so when do you all think I should change the timing belt? Like I said, knock on wood, no problems yet and runs fine, just trying to be proactive. I would replace the water pump too. It's probably not a job I would attempt to tackle on my own, I would probably take it to a shop for this. Thanks!
    Biff

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    Recommended timing belt replacement (which should include the water pump and timing belt tensioner as good preventative maintenance) is 100,000 (or maybe 102,000) miles. So your right there. I'd do it... or have it done...
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    I have this to be done this week- I shopped and found timing belt kit (includes tensioner) water pump, serpentine belt (with tensioner), alternator and PS belts for $839.
    2001 Chrysler Voyager 145500 4cyl 3 Speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoredOOMM View Post
    I have this to be done this week- I shopped and found timing belt kit (includes tensioner) water pump, serpentine belt (with tensioner), alternator and PS belts for $839.
    You know that the serpentine belt handles the water pump, alt, a/c, and steering all in one right? Just making sure no one thought they could charge you for multiple belts.
    Candy the van. '98 Sport 3.8L 132,200 miles. Used trans at ~96k. Great piece of my life and a fine van.

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    Someone I know is attempting this repair on his 2000 2.4 voyager. It is NOT an easy repair to do in your driveway with a standard set of hand tools. He finally got it back together, double checked timing marks by hand turning engine with spark plugs removed. He took it for a test ride, ran "ok" but stalled every time he would come to a stop. Took timing cover off, timing is off by one tooth. Now he has to do the entire job over again except for the new water pump. At least the harmonic balancer wont take 2 hours to remove this time. For some reason the interval for T-belt change on 2.4 mini vans is 120,000 miles/84 months per owners manual. For sedans with the same engine the interval is 105,000 miles or 84 months which ever comes first. My friend had 104,000 miles/120 months, the belt was still in excellent condition, but the tensioner pulley disintergrated with ball bearings at the bottom of the T-belt cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyg View Post
    You know that the serpentine belt handles the water pump, alt, a/c, and steering all in one right? Just making sure no one thought they could charge you for multiple belts.
    I thought there was two. Thanks for the catch. The garage is honest and at 75/hr labor fair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunvanse View Post
    Someone I know is attempting this repair on his 2000 2.4 voyager. It is NOT an easy repair to do in your driveway with a standard set of hand tools.
    This is why I opted to have mine done.
    2001 Chrysler Voyager 145500 4cyl 3 Speed

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    Andy... this is a 4cyl van. It has a timing belt, serp. belt, and A/C (or maybe PS pump) belt. So it HAS 3 belts. Not just the one.

    And that price for all that work is more than fair, IMHO.
    Jeff
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    Current:
    2007 Grand Caravan/3.8L V6/103K mi/original 41TE
    2006 300C/5.7L HEMI V8/128/K mi/original W5A580
    2002 PT Cruiser/2.4L I4/139K mi/original 40TE
    1992 S-10/4.3L V6/249K mi/original 4L60E
    Previous minivans:
    1997 Grand Voyager SE/traded@192K mi/3.3L V6/original 41TE
    2003 Grand Caravan Sport/3.8L V6/traded@124K mi/original 41TE
    2007 T&C/3.8L V6/traded@44K mi/ original 41TE
    2010 T&C Touring/3.8L V6/the ex's@72K mi/original 62TE

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgbat View Post
    Andy... this is a 4cyl van. It has a timing belt, serp. belt, and A/C (or maybe PS pump) belt. So it HAS 3 belts. Not just the one.

    And that price for all that work is more than fair, IMHO.
    Ahh my bad. I thought the 3.0 was the one with the separate a/c belt. Or maybe they both do.
    Candy the van. '98 Sport 3.8L 132,200 miles. Used trans at ~96k. Great piece of my life and a fine van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyg View Post
    Ahh my bad. I thought the 3.0 was the one with the separate a/c belt. Or maybe they both do.
    Yup. Both... I think... now you got me wondering... we don't see many 4 banger vans in the shop...
    Jeff
    http://www.facebook.com/eddie.munster
    Current:
    2007 Grand Caravan/3.8L V6/103K mi/original 41TE
    2006 300C/5.7L HEMI V8/128/K mi/original W5A580
    2002 PT Cruiser/2.4L I4/139K mi/original 40TE
    1992 S-10/4.3L V6/249K mi/original 4L60E
    Previous minivans:
    1997 Grand Voyager SE/traded@192K mi/3.3L V6/original 41TE
    2003 Grand Caravan Sport/3.8L V6/traded@124K mi/original 41TE
    2007 T&C/3.8L V6/traded@44K mi/ original 41TE
    2010 T&C Touring/3.8L V6/the ex's@72K mi/original 62TE

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    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    Timing belt in my daughters 2000 Cirrus 2.4 with 92,715 miles snapped, also due to blown tensioner. Had it towed to an independant garage. Was preparing for the worst and hoping for the best price-wise. Talk about a fair price, only 3.5 hours + slightly marked up parts, $510.00 + tax. I think I've finally found a mechanic I can go to for the over my head jobs.

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