Dodge Journey: Installation

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 32: Brake Booster Vacuum Hose

1. Position engine/transaxle assembly under vehicle and slowly lower vehicle in short length spans. Inspect at each interval for potential engine or transaxle contact to vehicle components. Move the cradle/dolly fixture as necessary to allow for installation clearance.

2. Continue lowering vehicle until right side engine mount and left side transaxle mount align to their mounting locations. Install mounting bolts and torque to 61 N.m (45 ft. lbs.).

3. Remove safety straps from engine/transaxle assembly. Slowly raise vehicle enough to remove the engine dolly and cradle.

4. Reattach all ground straps to engine.

5. Connect brake booster vacuum hose (1).

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Fig. 33: Vapor Purge Vacuum Hose

6. Connect vapor purge vacuum hose (1).

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Fig. 34: Fuel Line From Fuel Rail Inlet

7. Connect fuel line (1).

8. Connect ground strap to right shock tower.

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Fig. 35: Heater Hose From Engine Coolant Outlet

9. Connect the heater hose (1) to the engine coolant outlet below the ETC.

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Fig. 36: Oil Cooler Lines

10. If equipped, reconnect the oil cooler lines (1) from the engine oil cooler.

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Fig. 37: Coolant Pressure Bottle Coolant Hose

11. Connect coolant pressure bottle coolant hose (1) to coolant outlet connector.

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Fig. 38: Electronic Throttle Control Harness Connector

12. Connect ETC harness connector (2).

13. Connect ground cable to right engine mount bracket.

14. Connect positive cable to battery and TIPM.

15. Raise vehicle.

16. Automatic Transmission Equipped Vehicles:

  • Install torque converter bolts.
  • Install torque converter housing cover.

17. Manual Transmission Equipped Vehicles:

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Fig. 39: Rear Engine Mount & Transaxle Bracket

  • Install modular clutch assembly-to-drive plate bolts.
  • Install clutch/drive plate inspection cover.
  • Connect clutch hydraulic circuit quick connect fitting.

18. Install rear engine mount (2) and transaxle bracket.

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Fig. 40: Exhaust Cross-Under Pipe

19. Install exhaust cross-under pipe (1).

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Fig. 41: Structural Collar

20. Install structural collar (3).

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Fig. 42: Heater Return Hose

21. Reconnect the heater return hose (1) from the pipe connection at the right front frame rail area.

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Fig. 43: A/C Compressor To Bracket

22. Install A/C compressor (3) to bracket.

23. Connect A/C compressor clutch electrical connector.

24. Install power steering pump and bracket assembly.

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Fig. 44: Accessory Drive Belt System - 2.7L


25. Install accessory drive belts (2) and (5).

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Fig. 45: Front Engine Mount Through Bolt

26. Install the fore-aft crossmember.

27. Install front engine mount through bolt (2).

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Fig. 46: Propeller Shaft To PTU

28. Connect the propeller shaft (3) to the PTU.

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Fig. 47: Axle Shafts Hub Nut

29. Install both axle shafts (2).

30. Lower vehicle.

31. Install the cooling fan assembly.

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Fig. 48: Engine Electrical Harnesses Connectors

32. Connect engine electrical harness connectors (1), (2), and (3) to PCM and bulkhead connectors.

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Fig. 49: Transmission Control Module Harness Connector

33. Automatic Transmission Equipped Vehicles:

  • Connect transmission shift cable.
  • Connect transmission electrical harness connectors (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5).
  • Connect transmission oil cooler lines.

34. Manual Transmission Equipped Vehicles:

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Fig. 50: Upper/Lower Radiator Hoses

  • Connect transmission shift cables.
  • Connect back up lamp switch connector.

35. Connect upper (2) and lower (1) radiator hoses.

36. Raise vehicle.

37. Ensure oil pan drain plug is installed. Install new oil filter.

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Fig. 51: Left Lower Splash Shield

38. Install left lower splash shield (2).

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Fig. 52: Right Lower Splash Shield

39. Install the right splash shield (2).

40. Install both front wheels (1).

41. Lower vehicle.

42. Install throttle body air inlet hose and air cleaner housing assembly.

43. Fill engine crankcase with proper oil to correct level.

44. Evacuate and recharge Air Conditioning system.

45. Fill cooling system.

46. Connect negative battery cable.

47. Start engine and run until operating temperature is reached. Inspect for leaks, and verify normal operation.

NOTE: The Cam/Crank Variation Relearn procedure must be performed anytime there has been a repair/replacement made to a powertrain system, for example: flywheel, valvetrain, camshaft and/or crankshaft sensors or components.

    1. Remove the engine cover. 2. Release fuel pressure. 3. Disconnect negative battery cable. 4. Drain cooling system. 5. Evacuate the A/C system using a suitable refrigerant recovery machi ...


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