How to Replace a Fuel Pump in a Chrysler Sebringby Contributor
The Chrysler Sebring fuel pump is electric so you should check its fuses and relays before looking at the fuel pump itself. If your fuel tank is not empty but your engine is still having trouble getting fuel, you may need to clean or replace your fuel pump The Chrysler Sebring comes in a variety of styles and this may determine the replacement fuel pump you choose.
Choose a new fuel pump for your Chrysler Sebring. This will require you to know the make and model, engine size and engine type. 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.
Prepare your vehicle for fuel pump servicing. Release the fuel system pressure and disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench. Drain the fuel tank and raise the vehicle. Support the fuel tank with a transmission jack and remove the bolts from the fuel tank straps with a socket wrench.
Disconnect the fuel filler tube by loosening the clamp and remove the fuel line by squeezing the quick connect retainers. Remove the vapor line and vacuum line. Unlock the retainer for the fuel pump electrical connector and push down on the retainer to disconnect it from the fuel pump. You can now lower the fuel tank and mark the fuel pump location. Remove the fuel pump lock ring with a brass punch and hammer and remove the fuel pump and O-ring seal. Discard the old O-ring seal.
Install the new fuel pump using the items included in the kit, especially the O-ring seal.
Install the fuel tank with the aid of an assistant as you tighten the fuel tank strap bolts to 40 foot lbs. with a torque wrench. Tighten the fuel filler hose clamp to 32 inch lbs. with a torque wrench.
Things You'll Need
- Brass punch and hammer
- Fuel pump kit
- Socket wrench set
- Transmission jack
- Torque wrench
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