Sebring 2006

Crankshaft Front Seal

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Removal & Installation



2.4L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    WARNING
    The timing belt must be removed for this procedure. Use care that all timing marks are aligned after installation or the engine will be damaged.

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  3. Drain the engine oil.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left shock tower.
    NOTE
    The ground cable is equipped with an insulator grommet which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.

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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Be careful not to nick the seal surface of the crankshaft or the seal bore.



    The accessory drive belts
     
    The crankshaft damper using a jaw puller tool
     
    The timing belt
     
    The crankshaft timing belt sprocket using a gear/sprocket puller
     



    The front crankshaft seal using Seal Removal Tool No. 6771
     

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To install:

  1. Lubricate the new oil seal lip with engine oil.
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  3. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Be sure the word -FRONT- on the timing belt sprocket is facing outward.


    WARNING
    Operating the engine without the proper amount and type of engine oil will result in severe engine damage.



    The new crankshaft oil seal with the spring facing inward using Oil Seal Installer Tool 6780-1, until it is flush with the front cover
     
    The crankshaft timing belt sprocket using Tool No. 6792
     



    The timing belt and timing belt cover
     
    The crankshaft damper using the thrust bearing/washer and 12M-1.75 x 150mm bolt from special Tool No. 6792. Torque the bolt to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm)
     
    The accessory drive belts and adjust the tension
     
    The negative battery cable
     

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  5. Fill the engine with the proper amount of clean oil.
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  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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2.7L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The negative battery cable
     
    The Crankshaft damper
     
    The front crankshaft seal with Special Tool 6771

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    Fig. Remove the front crankshaft seal with special tool 6771

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    The new seal with Special Tools 6780-2, 8179 and 6780-1
     
    The Crankshaft damper
     
    The negative battery cable
     

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