Breeze, Cirrus, Sebring Convertible and Sedan, Stratus Sedan, 1999-2005

Structural Cover

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Removal & Installation



2.4L Engine
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
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  3. Remove the front engine mount through bolt.
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  5. Remove the bolts attaching torque reaction bracket to engine and transaxle. Remove torque reaction bracket.
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  7. Remove the bolts attaching structural cover to oil pan and transaxle. Remove structural cover.

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    Fig. Structural cover and torque reaction bracket-2.4L engine

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To install:


WARNING
Torque procedure for structural cover and torque reaction bracket must be followed or damage could occur to oil pan, cover, and/or bracket.

  1. Perform the following steps for installing structural cover and torque reaction bracket:

    Step 1: Place cover into position between transaxle and oil pan. Install the cover to transaxle bolt hand tight only.
     
    Step 2: Install the cover to oil pan bolts and hand tight only.
     
    Step 3: Position torque reaction bracket in place. Install the attaching bolts and, hand tight only.
     
    Step 4: Final torque bolts 1-3 to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm).
     
    Step 5: Install the bolts 6 and 7 through torque reduction bracket into engine block, hand tight only.
     
    Step 6: Final torque bolts 4 and 5 to 35 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
     
    Step 7: Final torque bolts 6 and 7 to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
     

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  3. Install the front engine mount through bolt and torque to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm)
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  5. Lower vehicle.
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2.7L Engine
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bolts attaching structural cover to oil pan and transmission housing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cover.

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    Fig. Structural cover installation-2.7L engine

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To install:


WARNING
The cover must be tightened using this service procedure, as damage to transaxle case and/or oil pan may occur.

  1. Position structural cover on oil pan and transaxle.
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  3. Loosely Install the all bolts.
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  5. Tighten the cover to oil pan bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
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  7. Tighten cover to transaxle bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
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  9. Lower vehicle.
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