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Old 09-12-2010, 11:39 PM
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Hi,
wanna do some maintenance on my ´07 Grand Caravan 3,3l (121000km) before winter comes. I have absolutly no experience with Dodge (is my first one) and i wondered if that 3,3l has a timing belt or a chain.

If it has a belt,..., what it the changing interval by miles/kilometre´s?

If it has a chain,..., is it maintenance free?

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Old 09-13-2010, 12:43 AM
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Only the 2.4L has a timing belt on the minivans. You have a timing chain, They will last for a long time.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:34 AM
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Hopefully :-)
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:55 PM
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not to hijack the thread (but it is kinda related) i know my old VW VR6 had a timing chain & at certain intervals you had to change the chain guides b/c the plastic guides would sometimes crack/break.

are these engines like that?
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:27 PM
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Dodge or the chrysler t/c don't have chain guides,on the 3.3 or 3.8L.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:03 AM
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How about the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan with the 4.0L? Does that have a timing chain or a belt?
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:29 PM
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The 4.0L has a timing belt.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:50 PM
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4.0l need to be changed at? easy repair for a backyard mechanic?
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:03 AM
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4.0l need to be changed at? easy repair for a backyard mechanic?
Around 100K. No not really, unless you have totally awesome tools and stuff.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:23 AM
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dont tell me ya got to remove the engine to do this? or special tools for removing certain parts? or alignment tools.
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