Sebring 2006

Removal & Installation

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2.4L Engine




CAUTION
The power steering fluid, engine components, and exhaust system may be extremely hot if the engine has been running. Do not start the engine with any loose or disconnected hoses, or allow hoses to touch the hot exhaust manifold or catalyst.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the battery cable from the negative post and isolate the cable.
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  5. Siphon as much power steering fluid as possible out of the remote power steering fluid reservoir.
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  7. Remove the clamp, then fluid supply hose from fitting on the pump. Install the a cap on the fitting.
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  9. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the accessory drive splash shield.
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  13. Remove the power steering fluid pressure hose from the pressure fitting on the power steering pump.
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  15. Let power steering fluid drain out of system.
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  17. After power steering fluid has drained out of the pump and the hose, install the a cap on the power steering pressure hose and a plug in the power steering pump pressure fitting.
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  19. Remove the bolt at the adjustment slot in the pump front mounting bracket.
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  21. Remove the nut at the adjustment slot in the cast aluminum mounting bracket at the rear of the pump.
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  23. Loosen the pump upper pivot bolt.
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  25. Remove the pump drive belt.
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  27. Remove the pump upper pivot bolt.
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  29. Remove the power steering pump and its front mounting bracket as an assembly from the engine through the opening above the right halfshaft and below the right frame rail.

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    Fig. Drive belt (1), pulley (2), pressure hose (3), power steering pump (4) and supply hose (5)

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To install:


CAUTION
The power steering fluid, engine components, and exhaust system may be extremely hot if the engine has been running. Do not start the engine with any loose or disconnected hoses, or allow hoses to touch the hot exhaust manifold or catalyst.

  1. Install the power steering pump and the front mounting bracket as an assembly back in the vehicle, using the reverse order of the removal.
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  3. Install the power steering pump and the front bracket on the cast aluminum engine bracket. Loosely install the upper mounting pivot bolt.
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  5. Loosely install the pump mounting bolt through the adjustment slot in the front mounting bracket.
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  7. Loosely install the nut mounting the power steering pump to its rear mounting bracket adjustment slot.
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  9. Install the power steering pump drive belt on the power steering pump pulley.
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  11. Install a 1 / 2 inch breaker bar in the square adjusting hole in the front power steering pump mounting bracket and adjust belt tension. For procedures on adjusting the accessory drive belts, refer to the section, Accessory Drive Belts, adjustment.
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  13. When the correct drive belt tension is obtained, tighten the 2 adjusting slot fasteners (one bolt, one nut) to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  15. Tighten the power steering pump mounting bracket top pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  17. Using a lint free towel, wipe clean all the open power steering hose ends, and the power steering pump fittings.
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  19. Install the a new O-ring on the end of the power steering pressure hose fitting. Lubricate all O-rings using fresh clean power steering fluid.
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  21. Install the power steering pressure hose on the power steering pump pressure fitting. Tighten the tube nut to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
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  23. Install the accessory drive splash shield.
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  25. Lower the vehicle.
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  27. Install the power steering fluid supply hose on the power steering pump supply fitting. Install the hose clamp. Be sure the hose clamp is installed on the hose past the upset bead on the suction fitting.
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  29. Connect cable back on negative post of the battery.
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  31. Fill the power steering reservoir to the correct fluid level with the proper fluid.
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  33. Bleed the power steering system. Refer to the Bleeding procedure at the end of this section.
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  35. Check for leaks at all the hose connections and the power steering pump.
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2.7L Engine




CAUTION
The power steering fluid, engine components, and exhaust system may be extremely hot if the engine has been running. Do not start the engine with any loose or disconnected hoses, or allow hoses to touch the hot exhaust manifold or catalyst.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the battery cable from the negative post on the battery and isolate the cable.
  4.  
  5. Siphon as much power steering fluid as possible out of the power steering fluid reservoir.
  6.  
  7. Remove the power steering fluid supply hose from the power steering pump supply fitting.
  8.  
  9. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the accessory drive splash shield.
  12.  
  13. Remove the power steering fluid pressure hose from the fitting on the power steering pump.
  14.  
  15. Remove the oxygen sensor harness and the clip from the rear of pump.
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  17. Completely remove the bolt at the slot in the stamped pump adjuster bracket and remove the power steering drive belt.
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  19. Pivot the pump out past the full-adjust position. This will allow access to the 2 pump bracket-to-engine mounting bolts.
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  21. Remove the 3 bolts fastening the cast power steering pump bracket to the engine.
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  23. Remove the power steering pump, pulley and the brackets as an assembly from the engine.
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  25. Remove the pump through the opening between the frame rail and the right halfshaft.
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  27. Remove the stamped adjuster bracket mounting bolts. Remove the bracket from the pump.
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  29. Remove the 2 pivot bolts. Remove the cast mounting bracket from the pump.

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    Fig. Supply hose (1), drive belt (2), pulley (3), pressure hose (4), and power steering pump (5)



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    Fig. Cast pump mounting bracket (1), stamped pump adjuster bracket (2), power steering pump (3), and pivot bushing (4)

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To install:

  1. If previously removed, install the cast mounting bracket on the pump using 2 pivot bolts. Tighten the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  3. If previously removed, install the stamped adjuster bracket on the pump using its mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  5. Install the power steering pump, pulley, and brackets as an assembly back in the vehicle using the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  7. Install the 3 bolts fastening the cast pump mounting bracket to the engine. Tighten bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  9. Loosely install the bolt through the stamped adjuster bracket slot and into the cast bracket.
  10.  
  11. Using a lint free towel, wipe clean all the open power steering hose ends, and the power steering pump fittings.
  12.  
  13. Install the clip attaching the oxygen sensor harness to the rear of pump.
  14.  
  15. Install the power steering pump drive belt on the pump pulley.
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  17. Install a 1 / 2 inch breaker bar in the square adjusting hole in the front power steering pump mounting bracket and properly adjust belt. For procedures on adjusting the accessory drive belts, refer to the section, Accessory Drive Belts, adjustment.
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  19. When the correct drive belt tension is obtained, tighten the adjusting slot bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Install the a new O-ring on the end of the power steering pressure hose fitting. Lubricate all the O-rings using fresh clean power steering fluid.
  22.  
  23. Install the power steering pressure hose on the pump pressure fitting. Tighten the tube nut to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Install the accessory drive splash shield.
  26.  
  27. Lower the vehicle.
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  29. Install the power steering fluid supply hose on the pump supply fitting.
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  31. Install the hose clamp on hose. Be sure the hose clamp is installed on the hose past the upset bead on power steering fluid reservoir.
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  33. Connect the battery cable back on negative post of battery.
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  35. Fill the power steering reservoir to the correct fluid level with the proper fluid.
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  37. Bleed the power steering system. Refer to the Bleeding procedure at the end of this section.
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  39. Check for leaks at all the hose connections and the power steering pump.
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