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#1 Old 09-29-2006, 02:23 AM
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Timing Belt

Does our engine have a timing belt or chain? Since I know very little about this engine I'm wondering what kind of costs are going to be associated with up keeping it.
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Re: Timing Belt

99% positive it has a chain, which "should" last considerably longer.

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Re: Timing Belt

Your 100% right it is a chain timed system on the 1.8,2.0 and 2.4 liter
DCX world engines.
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Re: Timing Belt

What about diesel engines?

I'm not sure if they have them anyway.
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Re: Timing Belt

Should be chain still, most US automakers use chain almost exclusively now as the lifetime is 200k miles +.

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Re: Timing Belt

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What about diesel engines?
Check the VW TDI manuals. I think the diesel engine used in the Caliber is a VW TDI (I could be wrong). Being a a former VW owner, I'm a member of a VW board, I'll ask there if someone can confirm that it truly is a VW engine.

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Re: Timing Belt

so when do we have to go to change the timming chain ?????????????????? Cheers Thomas
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Re: Timing Belt

If you go to the site below you will see photos of both the new engine and CVT cut away so you can see the insides.

http://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/caliber.html

The photo should be all the way on the bottom. If it isn't, I'll post the photo here.

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Re: Timing Belt

Those are some nice pics. Boy I would not want that serpentine belt to snap on me when I'm on the road, it looks like it's 10 ft long
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Re: Timing Belt

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Originally Posted by Michael K.
Check the VW TDI manuals. I think the diesel engine used in the Caliber is a VW TDI (I could be wrong). Being a a former VW owner, I'm a member of a VW board, I'll ask there if someone can confirm that it truly is a VW engine.
No need for that Mike!

The CRD Caliber has the 2.0 16V VW TDI engine (nozzle intergrated pump) and definitely has a timing belt! Replacement is due every 120.000km, which is a rather long period for timing belt replacement!

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