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Old 09 Aug 2011, 09:45 pm
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Well I went to my friend in the Chrysler dealership and guess what!!! My water pump has a leak so is time to do the timing belt! I really did'nt want to do this job now $$$$ but I have no choice!

This are the parts I got so far...

I got the Gates racing timing belt and Serpentine Belt also the Gates cam seals! Everything else I will go OEM!

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Old 09 Aug 2011, 11:12 pm
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With how much time it takes to just replace the belt you might as well replace the tensioner and idler pulley. I used Gates components when I replaced my timing belt about 2 years ago. The components were of high quality and I didn't have any problems since the replacement.

Good luck with your replacement. I found that the more you disconnect/remove from the engine, the more you will be able to move the engine to get the clearance you need.
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Did the guy give you an estimate for the labor yet?
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Old 09 Aug 2011, 11:41 pm
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Tomorrow he will call me with a quote
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I agree with PT Patriot, also replace the timing tensioner and idler. I would also replace the accessory belts and tensioner while it's all apart.
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Old 10 Aug 2011, 12:28 pm
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And I had them throw in a new thermostat while they were there....
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Old 10 Aug 2011, 01:55 pm
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I have order everything OEM from my friend in Chrysler! The belts are the racing kind! Also order a 180 deg thermostat! Im still waiting for the quote from my friend to see how everything is going to be!!!! So far is around $200 in parts!
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And I would change that center motor mount too...
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Yeah, *really* wish I'd done that when I had the head off. *sigh*
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Well the quote for the job is $450.00 with out parts! Good?
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