Avenger 2008

Removal & Installation

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2.4L Engine



Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009


NOTE
The water pump on all models can be replaced without discharging the air conditioning system.

  1. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  2.  
  3. Drain engine coolant.
  4.  
  5. Raise vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove accessory drive belt splash shield.
  8.  
  9. Remove screws attaching water pump pulley (1). Remove pulley.

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    Fig. Remove screws attaching water pump pulley (1)

  10.  
  11. Remove water pump mounting bolts (2).
  12.  
  13. Remove water pump (3).
  14.  

To install:

  1. Position the water pump assembly into the water pump housing.
  2.  
  3. Install the mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the water pump pulley. Tighten the bolts to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the drive belt splash shield.
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Install the accessory drive belt.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery terminal.
  14.  
  15. Fill the cooling system
  16.  

2.7L Engine



Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009


NOTE
The water pump on all models can be replaced without discharging the air conditioning system.

  1. Drain cooling system.
  2.  
  3. Remove radiator fan assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove accessory drive belt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the timing chain and all chain guides.
  8.  
  9. Remove bolts (2 and 3) attaching water pump (1) to block.

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    Fig. Remove bolts (2 and 3) attaching water pump (1) to block

  10.  
  11. Remove water pump (1) and gasket.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Clean all sealing surfaces.
  2.  
  3. Install water pump and gasket. Tighten mounting bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install timing chain guides and timing chain.
  6.  
  7. Install the accessory drive belts.
  8.  
  9. Install the radiator fan assembly.
  10.  
  11. Fill cooling system
  12.  

3.5L Engine



Specific to:

Chrysler Sebring 2008-2009

Dodge Avenger 2008-2009


NOTE
The water pump on all models can be replaced without discharging the air conditioning system.


NOTE
It is normal for the water pump to weep a small amount of coolant from the weep hole (black stain on water pump body). Do not replace the water pump if this condition exists. Replace the water pump if a heavy deposit or a steady flow of engine coolant is evident on water pump body from the weep hole (shaft seal failure). Be sure to perform a thorough analysis before replacing water pump.

  1. Drain the cooling system.
    NOTE
    The water pump is driven by the timing belt.

  2.  
  3. Remove the engine timing belt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the water pump mounting bolts (1). Note the position of the longer bolt for proper re-installation.

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    Fig. Remove the water pump mounting bolts (1)

  6.  
  7. Remove the water pump body from engine.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Clean all O-ring surfaces on the pump and cover.
  2.  
  3. Apply Mopar® Dielectric Grease or the equivalent silicone grease to the O-ring to facilitate assembly. Install a new O-ring on water pump.
  4.  
  5. Position the water pump to engine.
  6.  
  7. Install the mounting bolts and tighten to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the timing belt.
  10.  
  11. Fill the cooling system
  12.  

 
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