Sebring 2006

Crankshaft Damper (Balancer)

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Removal & Installation



2.4L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Support the engine under the oil pan with a wooden block and a floor jack.
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  7. Remove the 3 right side engine mount vertical bolts from the front engine bracket.
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  9. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
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  13. Support the engine under the oil pan with a wooden block and a screw jack.
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  15. Remove the front and rear engine mount through bolts.
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  17. Slowly lower the engine down with the screw jack.
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  19. Remove the accessory drive belts.
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  21. Remove the crankshaft damper bolt.
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  23. Remove the damper using Special Tool 8454 Puller and Insert 6827-A.

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    Fig. Removing crankshaft damper (1) and supporting engine with screw jack (3) and wood block (2)

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To install:

  1. Install the crankshaft vibration damper using M12 1.75 x 150mm bolt, washer, thrust bearing and nut from Special Tool 6792.
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  3. Install the crankshaft vibration damper bolt and tighten to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  5. Install the accessory drive belts.
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  7. Raise the engine with the screw jack enough to install the front and rear engine mount through bolts. Tighten the bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Support the engine under the oil pan with a wooden block and floor jack.
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  15. Slowly raise the engine with the floor jack until the engine mount bracket aligns with the right side engine mount. Install the three vertical bolts to the front engine bracket. Tighten the bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm)
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  17. Remove the floor jack.
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  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
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2.7L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  8.  
  9. Remove the accessory drive belts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the damper bolt.
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  13. Remove the damper by using Special Tools 8194 Insert and 8454 Puller.

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    Fig. Removing crankshaft damper using insert (1) and puller (2)-2.7L engine

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To install:

  1. Install the damper using Special Tools 8179 Screw, with Nut and Thrust Bearing from 6792, and 6792-1 Installer.
  2.  
  3. Install the damper center bolt and tighten to 125 ft. lbs. (170 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the accessory drive belts.
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  7. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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