How to Replace an Oil Pump in a Chrysler Sebringby Contributor
An oil pump is a necessary tool for the survival of the engine. It keeps the engine components in the Chrysler Sebring lubricated. Without lubrication, an engine is destroyed. In most cases you won't need to replace an oil pump, but in some cases, such as an engine overhaul, you might want to.
Remove the Oil Pump
Drive your Chrysler Sebring up onto ramps or lifts so you have room to work as you pull out the oil pump. You could also use a jack, but make sure you brace the front wheels so they don't roll. In addition, set the emergency break firmly into position so the car doesn't roll.
Drain the oil from your engine then disconnect the negative battery cable. Take out the crankshaft damper and the timing belt and tensioner.
Remove the camshaft sprocket and the rear timing belt cover. Finally, remove the oil pan, the oil pick up tube and the oil pump itself. Throw out the gasket.
Wipe down any surface you can to remove contaminants and debris.
Install the New Oil Pump
Prime the pump by lubricating with petroleum jelly. Insert the oil pump with the oil pump flats aligned with the crankshaft flats. Torque the bolts to 21 ft. lb.
Install the new front crankshaft seal and the crankshaft sprocket. Add the oil pick up tube and oil pan then the camshaft sprocket.
Put in the rear timing belt cover, the timing belt and tensioner, then the front timing belt cover and crankcase damper.
Reconnect the negative battery cable. Put fresh synthetic oil into the Chrysler Sebring engine.
Start your Chrysler Sebring and check for leaks in your work area.