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1988 chrysler new yorker

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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:38 PM
ok so, my brother got a car a few months back, an 1988 chrysler new yorker.. the water pump went out so he's in the process of replacing it

he has it all tore down and the water pump replaced but the problem is the water pump is driven by the timing belt...
i'm normally pretty good at researching via google in regards to these matters however, I cant find a thing relating to the '88 new yorker and how to time it.

i've found little information about which cylinder is number 1 and how to get the motor to TDC
I cant find any repair manuals online (free) either!

would someone help me locate the information on timing this sucker or a link to a repair manual?
thanks in advance

edit to add, he hasnt removed the belt and replaced the water pump yet and he doesnt plan on doing so until he knows how to time it exactly

edit on 1-4-2013 by lurker007 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:46 PM
If he has tore the car down that far he might as well replace the timing belt. The new water pump will be tighter to turn and may add stress to the belt and in a few months it breaks and yes doing it all over again. I put one on an older ford escort and the timing belt came with a little plastic tool to line it all up. If all else fails just ask your local parts house. They will usually know and if you buy enough parts, ie you're loyal, they may let you look at a Chilton's Manuel in the store. I'll dig around on Google myself. What size is the motor?

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:51 PM
reply to post by ImTheGreatest

he is replacing the timing belt, it would be silly not to. . .

the motor size is 3.0l

I cant even find a diagram or anything that shows which cylinder is #1, #2, etc so we can find TDC on compression stroke manually

also the local parts house (o'rielly's) doesnt have that information, nor do they carry any haynes or chiltons manuals any longer . . .I can find one online i'm sure but we are poor folk and would like to avoid having to purchase the repair manual -- that's a last resort
edit on 1-4-2013 by lurker007 because: (no reason given)

just spoke to autozone and they state that cylinder #1 is the back cylinder on the passenger side. . .when we turn the crankshaft to cylinder #1 at TDC we can rotate the motor back to #1 TDC and the timing marks dont line up
edit on 1-4-2013 by lurker007 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 06:55 PM
I believe Dodges version of the New Yorker was a Dynasty. Maybe that will help find something.

The New Yorker and Dynasty LE had a standard 3.0 Mitsubishi V6, which was also an option on the base Dynasty

Dodge Dynasty Chrysler New Yorker

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:01 PM

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by TheLieWeLive

ok I will research the motor type instead of make/model -- thank you for that information!

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:05 PM
Looking at the engine from the front belt side the valve cover closest to you is where no1 is plug closest to you. Make sure the rotor faces that tower on the cap if equipped then paint markings on the pulleys gears so you align them properly. If done wrong valves will bend be careful.

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:08 PM
You can go to Anythink libraries 24/7 middle box find chilton enter your library card no or make one up and all of the info is there good luck bro

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:12 PM
The 3.0 was used for a lot of years in several different vehicles. Not much changed either. I foundthis. Its the same engine you have in the Ney Yorker. Hope this helps. Finding TDC isn't that important if you get the timing marks lined up. Worst case you're 180 degrees out. That won't cause the valves to hit the piston or anything. Just turn the engine over by hand a couple of time to make sure it turns freely.

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:30 PM
reply to post by lurker007

This place may have the engine schematic for this car.....They sell copies of original manufacturers manuals.

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posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 08:43 PM
Did you try Sign up for membership and you can access their manuals....At least you used to be able to.

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 10:03 PM
thanks everyone for the links to resources

i couldnt login to the anythink libraries, some communication problems when inputting library card number

the alldata link is appreciated, it wouldn't work either . . problems with server or something but i've used alldata before at a local car dealership and i loved it

i'll try them again in the morning and hopefully i can get them to work because i'll use them regularly if so!

ed1320, so you say the piston #1 is at the front of the motor, passenger or driver side??
autozone said #1 is at the back of the motor on the passenger side and the only few other resources I have found said the same thing but the timing marks wouldn't line up putting that piston at TDC

posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 10:12 PM
the 'allpar' link from theliewelive looks real good.
other tips..
take all the junk off, except for the timing belt, and then rotate the motor with wrench on crank pulley bolt till you get everything to line up.
then don't turn it any more while doing the repair.

when reassembling, or checking the timing marks that are on the timing chain/ belt pullies...
use a small straightedge to line them up real good instead of just eyballin' it, it's real easy to screw this up.

also, sometimes a car will be off a notch or two cause somebody or the manuf. screwed up, so if you notice that, don't be alarmed, just set it the correct way.

posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by lurker007

No 1 will be the piston or plug with the valve cover closest to you looking at the engine from the front the belt side. Its a small difference but it matters, does this engine have a distributor cap if so 1 may be stamped on it already check that and if so follow the wire its not the back plug no way. Once you locate 1 you can turn the engine until the rotor lines up with it on the distributor then you will be close to where you need to be to start pulling the belt.

posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 10:24 AM
Just looked it up for you its the back valve cover by firewall and the plug closest to the belt. Google that motor and firing order then go to images its all there.

posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:48 PM
reply to post by ed1320

thanks for the information. . .I was able to access the chilton library through my local libraries website using my library card. .. we have found all the info we need.. . Thanks again everyone!

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