How to Replace the Alternator in a Chrysler Sebringby Contributor
The Chrysler Sebring uses an alternator to run electrical devices in your vehicle while the engine is running. A voltage regulator ensures the voltage level remains constant and is usually part of the alternator assembly. You may need to replace the alternator if your battery continually runs down or your headlights become dimmer while the engine is running.
Determine which alternator your Chrysler Sebring will need. Make sure the new alternator is compatible with your Sebring's engine. Models made from 2001 to 2006 can have a 2.4 L EDZ or 2.7 L EER engine. Models made after 2006 have choices that include a 2.0 L GEMA, 2.0 L TDI, 2.4 L GEMA, 2.7 L EER, or 3.5 L EGJ engine.
Disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench. Remove the cover for the alternator drive belt and disconnect the electrical connections to the alternator.
Remove the alternator drive belt and disconnect the alternator adjusting bolt and pivot bolts but be careful not to drop the spacer for the pivot bolt as you do so. Remove the alternator by sliding it toward the headlight bucket.
Install the new alternator assembly and tighten the adjusting and pivot bolts on the alternator to 40 ft. lbs. with a torque wrench. Install the alternator drive belt and use a belt tension gauge to adjust the belt tension (80 lbs. for a used belt and 150 lbs. for a used one).
Attach the electrical connections to the alternator and replace the belt cover. Reconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench.
Items you will need
- New alternator
- Belt tension gauge
- Socket wrench set
- Torque wrench