Prowler V6-3.5L VIN G (1999)
Timing Belt Installation
1. Align the crankshaft sprocket with the TDC mark on oil pump cover.
Engine Timing Mark Alignment
2. Align the camshaft sprockets (to reference mark made upon removal) between the marks on the rear covers.
3. Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft sprocket going in a counterclockwise direction. Install the belt around the last sprocket. Maintain
tension on the belt as it is positioned around the tensioner pulley.
4. Holding the tensioner pulley against the belt, Install the tensioner into the housing and tighten to 28 Nm (250 inch lbs.). Each camshaft sprocket
mark should still fall between the cover marks.
5. When tensioner is in place pull retaining pin to allow the tensioner to extend to the pulley bracket.
6. Rotate crankshaft sprocket 2 revolutions and check the timing marks on the camshafts and crankshaft. The marks should line up within their
respective locations. If marks do not line up, repeat procedure.
7. Install timing belt covers and crankshaft damper.
8. Install air conditioning drive and accessory drive belts.
9. Install fan module.
10. Install upper radiator crossmember.
11. Connect negative cable to battery.
12. Start engine and allow to idle for approximately 1 minute. Then, preferably using a DRB III, operate the engine at speed of 1600-2000 RPM for
10 minutes. This will help to bleed out any possible air in the timing belt tensioner.
NOTE: If air ingestion has occurred, the timing belt tensioner will be soft and may generate noise. This noise should disappear after no more than
15 minutes of engine running time.