Avenger 2008

Crankshaft Front Seal

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Removal & Installation



2.4L Engine

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Remove accessory drive belt.
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  3. Install damper holder 9707 (1) and remove damper retaining bolt.

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    Fig. Install Damper holder 9707 (1)

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  5. Pull damper off crankshaft.
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  7. Remove front crankshaft oil seal (1) by prying out with a screwdriver (2).
    NOTE
    Be careful not to damage the cover seal surface.



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    Fig. Remove front crankshaft oil seal (1) by prying out with a screwdriver (2)

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To install:

  1. Place seal (1) onto Seal installer 9506 (2) with seal spring towards the inside of engine.

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    Fig. Place seal (1) onto Seal installer 9506 (2) with seal spring towards the inside of engine

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  3. Install new seal (1) by using Seal installer 9506 (2) and crankshaft damper bolt (3).

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    Fig. Install new seal (1) by using Seal installer 9506 (2) and crankshaft damper bolt (3)

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  5. Press seal into front cover until Seal Installer 9506 (1) seats against timing chain cover (3).

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    Fig. Press seal into front cover until Seal Installer 9506 (1) seats against timing chain cover (3)

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  7. Remove seal installer 9506 (1).
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  9. Install crankshaft vibration damper.
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  11. Oil the bolt threads and between the bolt head and washer.
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  13. Install damper retaining bolt and damper holder 9707. Tighten bolt to 155 ft. lbs. (210 Nm).
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2.7L Engine

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Remove crankshaft vibration damper.
  2.  
  3. Install Special Tool 8194, Insert into crankshaft nose.
  4.  
  5. Remove seal using Special Tool 6771, Remover (1).

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    Fig. Remove seal using Special Tool 6771, Remover (1).

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To install:

  1. Install new seal using Special Tools 6780-2 Sleeve, 6780-1 Installer, and 8179 Stud (2).

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    Fig. Install new seal using Special Tools 6780-2 Sleeve, 6780-1 Installer, and 8179 Stud (2)

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  3. Install crankshaft vibration damper.
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3.5L Engine

Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009

  1. Remove the crankshaft sprocket.
  2.  
  3. Tap the dowel pin (2) out of the crankshaft.

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    Fig. Tap the dowel pin (2) out of the crankshaft

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  5. Remove crankshaft seal using Special Tool 6341A (1).
    CAUTION
    Do not nick shaft seal surface or seal bore.



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    Fig. Remove crankshaft seal using Special Tool 6341A (1)

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  7. Shaft seal lip surface must be free of varnish, dirt or nicks. Polish with 400 grit paper if necessary.
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To install:

  1. Install crankshaft seal using Special Tool 6342 (1).

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    Fig. Install crankshaft seal using Special Tool 6342 (1)

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  3. Install the dowel pin into the crankshaft to 0.047 inches (1.2 mm) protrusion.
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  5. Install the crankshaft sprocket.
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