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1998 Dodge Dakota Base Reg Cab 112 WB Sport

1998 Dodge Dakota
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5'
20 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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January 22, 2013, 4:58 pm

Elizabeth J

Question: Is there a tool that can keep the timing when I remove timing chains?

I am replacing the oil pump in my 2004 Dodge Dakota 4x4 4.7L truck. I was told I could get a tool to remove the timing chains and it will keep them in time. If something like that is available I was wondering where I might get one?

January 28, 2013, 10:42 am

Elizabeth K

I'm not aware of a way to remove timing chains and tensioners and still keeping them in time. As far as I know, if you remove them, you have to reset them. But you can double check that in the procedures for removing and installing timing chains in a manual for 4.7s. If the factory manual doesn't mention it, it's probably not available. It's not a simple procedure for that engine, good luck.

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