The 2005-2010 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Magnum repair manual by Chilton covers models indicated.
Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger cars are available in a 4-door sedan body style, and Dodge Magnum models are available in a 4-door wagon style body style.
All models are equipped with either a 2.7L DOHC V6, a 3.5L SOHC V6, or a 5.7L V8 engine.
This manual was written with the do-it-yourself mechanic in mind, and as such provides easy-to-follow sequential instructions with lots of close-up photos and illustrations, that allow you to maintain, service and repair your 300, Charger or Magnum the right way.
Book Excerpt: 2005-2010 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Magnum Repair Manual
3.5L V6 ENGINE
TIMING BELT | REPLACEMENT
(Refer to illustrations 6.6a, 6.6b, 6.7a, 6.7b, 6.7d, 6.8 and 6.9)
NOTE: Because of work necessary to get at the timing belt and replace it, and because the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is recommended that the water pump be replaced at the same time as the belt (see Chapter 3). The factory recommends replacing the timing belt at 100,000 miles.
- Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery (see Chapter 5, Section 1).
- Remove the cooling fan assembly (see Chapter 3) and the accessory drivebelt (see Chapter 1).
- Remove the valve covers (see Section 4) and loosen the rocker arm shaft bolts (see Section 5).
- Raise the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands. Remove the crankshaft pulley (see Section 11) and the drivebelt tensioner (see Chapter 1).
- Remove the power steering pump mounting bolts and position the power steering pump off to the side without disconnecting the power steering system fluid lines (see Chapter 10).
- Remove the lower timing belt cover and the upper timing belt cover from the cylinder heads (see illustrations). If the same belt is to be reinstalled, mark the direction of rotation on the belt using white paint.
- Temporarily install the crankshaft pulley and turn the crankshaft with the bolt to align the timing marks on the crankshaft and camshaft sprockets. The crankshaft sprocket arrow should line up with the TDC indicator on the oil pump cover and the camshaft sprocket marks should line up with the marks on the top of the rear covers (see illustrations).
- Unbolt the timing belt tensioner and remove the belt (see illustration).
BRAKE HOSES AND LINES | INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT
- About every six months, with the vehicle raised and supported securely on jackstands, the rubber hoses which connect the steel brake lines with the front and rear brake assemblies should be inspected for cracks, chafing of the outer cover, leaks, blisters and other damage. These are important and vulnerable parts of the brake system and inspection should be complete.
A light and mirror will be helpful for a thorough check. If a hose exhibits any of the above conditions, replace it with a new one.
REPLACEMENT | FRONT BRAKE HOSE
(Refer to illustrations 7.3a and 7.3b)
- Loosen the wheel lug nuts, raise the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands. Remove the wheel.
- At the frame bracket, unscrew the brake line fitting from the hose (see illustrations). Use a flare-nut wrench to prevent rounding off the corners.
- Remove the U-clip from the female fitting at the frame bracket with a pair of pliers (see illustration 7.3b), then pass the hose through the bracket.
- At the caliper end of the hose, remove the banjo fitting bolt, then separate the hose from the caliper. Note that there are two copper sealing washers, one on each side of the fitting - they should be replaced with new ones during installation.
- Remove the fastener from the hose bracket at the steering knuckle and then detach it.
NOTE: The replacement hose should come equipped with a steering knuckle bracket like the original one.
- To install the hose, attach the hose bracket to the steering knuckle, and then connect the fitting to the caliper with the banjo bolt and new sealing washers. Tighten the bolt to the torque listed in this Chapter's Specifications.
- Push the metal support into the frame bracket and install the U-clip. Make sure the hose isn't twisted between the caliper and the steering knuckle bracket.
Subject: 2005, 2006, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Magnum service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1620920565 | ISBN-13: 9781620920565 | Chilton 20362