Sebring 2006

Oil Pan

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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 negative battery cable.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Drain the engine oil.
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  9. Remove the structural cover.
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  11. Remove the Air Conditioning (A/C) compressor bracket to oil pan bolt.
    NOTE
    The oil pan is sealed with RTV and may need to be pried apart.

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  13. Remove the bolts attaching the oil pan.
    NOTE
    Prior to removing the oil pan, score RTV with a razor blade between the oil pan and the bed plate.

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  15. Insert pry bar at locations shown and gently pry oil pan away from the engine.

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    Fig. Right side oil pan pry point-2.4L engine



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    Fig. Left side oil pan pry point-2.4L engine

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To install:

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Fig. RTV application to the oil pan-2.4L engine


NOTE
You must assemble the oil pan to the bed plate before the RTV skins over. If RTV skins before assembly, parts must be cleaned and a new bead of RTV applied.

  1. Clean oil pan and block surfaces. Clean cured RTV from oil pan and bed plate with a plastic or brass scraper.
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  3. Clean all sealing surfaces with MOPAR® Brake Parts Cleaner, or equivalent.
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  5. Inspect surfaces for damage, replace as needed.
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  7. Apply 1 / 8 inch (3-4mm) diameter bead of MOPAR® Engine RTV, or equivalent, around the perimeter of the oil pan flange, right up to the chamfer on the inner edge of the oil pan.
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  9. Position oil pan on bedplate.
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  11. Install the oil pan attaching bolts and tighten to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  13. Install the air conditioning compressor bracket to oil pan bolt.
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  15. Install the structural cover.
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  17. Lower the vehicle and fill the engine crankcase with the proper oil to the correct level.
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  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  21. 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. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the engine oil dipstick and tube.
  6.  
  7. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  9. Drain the engine oil and remove the oil filter.
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  11. Remove the structural collar.
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  13. Remove the exhaust cross-under pipe.
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  15. Remove the torque converter housing cover.
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  17. Remove the lower bolt attaching the A/C compressor to the oil pan.
    WARNING
    Be sure to remove the 2 bolts attaching the timing cover to the oil pan, as damage to the timing cover and/or oil pan may occur.

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  19. Remove the oil pan attaching fasteners.
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  21. Remove the oil pan and gasket.
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To install:

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Fig. Oil pan installation-2.7L engine

  1. Clean the oil pan and sealing surfaces.
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  3. Inspect the oil pan and timing chain cover gaskets. Replace as necessary.
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  5. Apply a 1 / 8 inch bead of MOPAR® Engine RTV GEN II to the front T-joints (oil pan gasket to timing cover gasket interface) and the rear T-joints (oil pan gasket to crankshaft rear oil seal retainer gasket interface).
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  7. Install the oil pan gasket to the block.
    NOTE
    To prevent oil leaks at oil pan to timing chain cover, the following tightening sequence procedure must be performed.

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  9. Install the oil pan and fasteners using the following tightening sequence:
    1. Install the oil pan bolts and nuts finger tight only-just tight enough to compress the gasket's rubber seal.
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    3. Install the timing chain cover to pan bolts. Tighten to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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    5. Tighten the oil pan bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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    7. Tighten the oil pan nuts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  11. Install the lower bolt attaching the A/C compressor to the oil pan. Tighten bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  13. Install the torque converter housing cover.
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  15. Install the oil filter and drain plug.
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  17. Install the exhaust cross-under pipe.
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  19. Install the structural collar.
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  21. Lower the vehicle.
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  23. Install the engine oil dipstick and tube.
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  25. Fill the engine crankcase with the proper oil to the correct level.
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  27. Connect the negative battery cable.
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