10-year-old Chrysler 300M: Original timing belt looked brand new

Discussion in 'Chrysler 300' started by MoPar Man, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. MoPar Man

    MoPar Man Guest

    So I had major service done to my '00 300m. I'll post price details
    later, but for now I just want to comment on the timing belt and water

    The original belt has the following markings on it that are clearly

    Do Not Crimp
    98+ MY 3.2/3.5L
    Chrysler Pentastar Logo
    Gates Logo

    The flat surface has some wear or scuffing (nowhere near enough to wipe
    out the above printed markings, which were in printed in orange color).

    The ribbed or tooth surface looks brand new. No micro cracks, no frayed
    edges. Maybe I'll take a picture and post it. This is a 10 year old
    belt, with 90k miles on it. And I was worried I was living on borrowed
    time with it. Sheesh. It probably could have easily lasted another 5
    years and 50k miles.

    The original water pump has has the following cast into it:

    Chrysler Pentastar Logo

    The impeller is black, and seems to be plastic. The shaft turns freely,
    but absolutely no play is detectable by hand

    This was not the part number that I've been quoted previously, but it
    does seem to be a legit number according to this:


    What I was told when shopping for parts was that the water pump P/N was
    4792195, which supercedes to 4792195AB which supercedes to V9900085.

    Here are more Chrysler water pumps:


    So my original pump was replaced with this:

    "New Water Pump" printed on the box

    So I'll hang onto the belt and pump in case I need them in the future.
    MoPar Man, Nov 2, 2009
  2. MoPar Man

    Josh S Guest

    THX. Great info. I hope my 2004 300M is wearing as well.
    It only has 73K kms (45K miles).

    We might be able to use these 300Ms until Fiat frees Chrysler to run
    their company as we would like it.

    I hear on Wed. we'll hear the Fiat plans for Chrysler's future.
    Josh S, Nov 3, 2009
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