Dodge Journey: Installation

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 101: Check For Stretched Bolts

  1. - STRETCHED BOLT
  2. - THREADS ARE NOT STRAIGHT ON LINE
  3. - THREADS ARE STRAIGHT ON LINE
  4. - UNSTRETCHED BOLT

NOTE: The cylinder head bolts (4) are tightened using a torque plus angle procedure.

The bolts must be examined BEFORE reuse. If the threads are necked down the bolts must be replaced

Necking can be checked by holding a straight edge against the threads. If all the threads do not contact the scale, the bolt must be replaced.

CAUTION: When cleaning cylinder head and cylinder block surfaces, DO NOT use a metal scraper because the surfaces could be cut or ground. Use ONLY a wooden or plastic scraper.

1. Clean sealing surfaces of cylinder head and block.

2. Lubricate bolt threads with clean engine oil and install bolts.

3. Install new head gasket over locating dowels.

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 102: Cylinder Head Tightening Sequence

4. Install cylinder head to block, assuring head is properly positioned over locating dowels.

5. Tighten bolts in sequence shown in illustration, using the following steps and torque values:

  • Step 1: Bolts 1-8 to 48 N.m (35 ft. lbs.)
  • Step 2: Bolts 1-8 to 75 N.m (55 ft. lbs.)
  • Step 3: Bolts 1-8 to 75 N.m (55 ft. lbs.)
  • Step 4: Bolts 1-8 to +90º Turn Do not use a torque wrench for this step.
  • Step 5: Bolts 9-11 to 28 N.m (250 in. lbs.)

6. For left cylinder head installation:

  • Install engine oil dipstick tube.
  • Install generator.

7. For right cylinder head installation:

  • Install cylinder head ground strap.
  • Connect EGR valve electrical connector (if equipped).

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 103: Camshaft Bearing Cap Tightening Sequence

8. Install all valvetrain components and camshafts. Tighten camshaft bearing caps in sequence shown in illustration to 12 N.m (105 in. lbs.).

9. Install primary timing chain, guides and sprockets.

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 104: WATER OUTLET CONNECTOR

  1. - BOLT (2)
  2. - BOLT (2)
  3. - WATER OUTLET CONNECTOR

10. Install coolant outlet connector (3).

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 105: Cylinder Head Covers

11. Install cylinder head covers.

12. Connect camshaft position sensor and crankshaft position sensor connectors.

13. Install timing chain cover.

14. Install crankshaft vibration damper.

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 106: Lower Intake Manifold Tightening Sequence

15. Install lower and upper intake manifolds.

16. Connect oil pressure sensor connector. Install oil pressure sensor heat shield.

17. Install the maniverter.

18. Install exhaust cross-under pipe.

2.7L DOHC Engine
Fig. 107: Accessory Drive Belt System - 2.7L

  1. - GENERATOR
  2. - IDLER/TENSIONER

19. Install accessory drive belts.

20. Fill cooling system.

21. Connect negative cable to remote jumper terminal.

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