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Old 25 Aug 2010, 05:48 pm
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Default What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

Is there a modification I could do to the timing belt cover myself; like shave some plastic off the original cover to put the new style tensioner on? Or is it absolutely no way around buying a new cover kit.

Im thinking about just putting everything back original, except new.
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Old 25 Aug 2010, 05:52 pm
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Default Re: What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

Yes, that's what my mechanic did, break off a couple of the inside tabs to fit around the new tensioner. Not sure exactly what he did but that's what he told me when I asked him.
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Old 25 Aug 2010, 07:46 pm
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Default Re: What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

Ok thanks, let me look at this cover a little more closely. Pics would be nice butttttt... oh well, thanks Cruize.
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Old 25 Aug 2010, 07:58 pm
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Default Re: What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

cant u just leave it off
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Old 25 Aug 2010, 09:51 pm
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Default Re: What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

I would think you would need some type of protection from rain bouncing up from the bottom to the engine, not to mention dirt, mud, snow. No I don't have a 4x4 version but hey, just sayin.
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Old 24 Sep 2010, 09:42 pm
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Default Re: What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

If I do decide to go the cover route...
will a 2004 PT's tensioner and cover kit fit on a 2002 base model PT???
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Old 24 Sep 2010, 09:54 pm
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Default Re: What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

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Originally Posted by clark6 View Post
If I do decide to go the cover route...
will a 2004 PT's tensioner and cover kit fit on a 2002 base model PT???
Maybe this willhelp answer your question....

What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?
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Old 24 Sep 2010, 11:48 pm
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Default Re: What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

Thanks Cruizer Let me be more clearer... sorry.
I mean if I do decide to buy the "new timing kit and new cover kit already done" instead of modifying.. will the 04,05,06 cover, timing belts, pulleys and all fit my 2002? If someone has already done the change a pic of the back cover would help if needing the modifications to the back or front cover; however if there is no pic or no idea what needs to be cut, I might as well go ahead and order the kit instead of waiting to see what it takes or looks like on the inside. I'd like to have everything ready to go unless I had a pic or an exact mod procedure.
Im getting ready to order my parts from the rockauto site that I think you gave me earlier and just want to do things once. Going to take a whole saturday off(in late October ) and start early in the morning.


If I had a side by side pic of the old style cover and the new style cover I would be sat. But if not then --I-- would have to buy a new cover kit and then I would post a pic of both covers once I tear into it and post it here and I would know the next time along with everyone else. My 02 has the mechanical tensioner If im not mistaken, they changed in 03 on up to the new style tensioner/covers If I've been reading correctly.
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Old 25 Sep 2010, 06:39 am
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Default Re: What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

Yes, your right about Chrysler changing the tensioner in 03 to the new type and it's a bit bigger than the old. Sorry, no pics. That's why my mechanic had to modify my old cover. I bought my parts from Rock Auto also but not a "kit", just separate parts. As I said, he was able to modify the old cover to go over the new tensioner.
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Old 25 Sep 2010, 12:25 pm
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Default Re: What mod for the timing belt cover for new style tensioner?

ok, thanks bud.
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