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1999 Chrysler Sebring: stalled..full tank..it may be the fuel filter

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My 1999 Chrysler Sebring Convertible started running rough when I started it today - then stalled and now will not run at all. It is acting like it is out of gas - full tank. I think it may be the fuel filter. Where is the fuel filter located so I can change that first - start with the simple things.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Shawn replied 6 years ago.

jrobin,

The filter is located on the frame, above the rear of the fuel tank. The tank has to be dropped some to access the fittings. Here is the procedure for replacing the filter. There is a good chance the fuel pump has went bad. Check for pressure. You can also have someone crank the engine while hitting the center of the fuel tank with a hammer taking care not to strike it to hard causing damage. This will usually get the pump going again momentarily and will let you know it is time for a new pump if the car starts.

 

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Removal (Breeze, Cirrus, Sebring Convertible & Stratus)

1.Fuel filter is located on the frame, above rear of fuel tank.
Fuel tank must be lowered for access to fuel filter. Fuel lines
are permanently attached to fuel filter.
2.Release fuel pressure from fuel system. See FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE
RELEASE .
3.Lower fuel tank by removing driver's side fuel tank strap.
Loosen, but do not remove, passenger's side fuel tank strap. See
FUEL TANK . Support fuel tank with transmission jack. Slowly
lower fuel tank, allowing fuel tank filler neck to contact the
rear suspension crossmember.
4.Disconnect fuel lines from fuel pump module for the fuel filter
using proper procedure for fuel line disconnect fitting. See
FUEL LINE DISCONNECT FITTINGS . Remove retaining bolt and fuel
filter.


The filter should look like this. graphic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Is that the only fuel filter? Is there a filter
behind the right rear tire? How do I change the fuel pump if that is necessary - the fuel tank is full.
Expert:  Shawn replied 6 years ago.

There is only one filter. There is a possibility that yours may be on the right side of the tank, seems the vert Sebrings have many configurations of the different systems as found from working on them over the years. I'll post the removal for that style along with pump replacement.

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Removal & Installation (Avenger & Sebring Coupe)

1.Release fuel pressure from fuel system. See FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE
RELEASE . Fuel filter is located on passenger's side frame rail,
near front corner of fuel tank. Fuel pressure regulator is
screwed into outlet fitting on fuel filter. See Fig. 52 .
2.Remove high pressure fuel line-to-fuel filter banjo bolt and
gaskets, and disconnect high pressure fuel line from fuel
filter. Disconnect outlet fuel line from outlet fitting on fuel
filter. Remove outlet fitting-to-fuel filter banjo bolt, gaskets
and outlet fitting from fuel filter. Remove bolt and fuel
filter.
3.To install, reverse removal procedure using NEW gaskets. Tighten
high pressure fuel line-to-fuel filter banjo bolt, outlet
fitting-to-fuel filter banjo bolt and outlet fuel line-to-fuel
filter nut to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .

Fig. 52: Locating Fuel Filter & Fuel Pressure Regulator (Avenger &
Sebring Coupe)
Courtesy of CHRYSLER CORP.

 


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FUEL PUMP MODULE


Removal & Installation (Avenger & Sebring Coupe)

1.Fuel pump module is located at passenger's side front corner of
fuel tank. See Fig. 54 . Release fuel pressure from fuel system.
See FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE RELEASE . Remove fuel tank cap to
release any residual fuel tank pressure.
2.Remove rear seat cushion and cover for access to fuel pump
module. Disconnect fuel lines and electrical connector at fuel
pump module. Remove retaining nuts and fuel pump module.
3.To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten retaining nuts
and high pressure fuel line-to-fuel pump module nut to
specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .

Fig 54

Removal (Breeze, Concorde, Cirrus, Intrepid, LHS, Sebring
Convertible, Stratus & 300M)

1.Fuel pump module is located on top of fuel tank. See Fig. 59 -
Fig. 62 . Fuel tank must be removed for servicing of fuel pump
module. Remove fuel tank. See FUEL TANK .

CAUTION:When removing fuel pump module from fuel tank,
use care, as reservoir on fuel pump module may
still contain some gasoline.

2.Ensure area around fuel pump module is clean. Using Fuel Pump
Module Lock Nut Spanner Wrench (6856), remove fuel pump module
lock nut. See Fig. 63 . Reservoir on fuel pump module may still
contain some gasoline. Remove fuel pump module from fuel tank.
Remove "O" ring from sealing area on shoulder of fuel tank.


Installation

1.Ensure sealing area on shoulder of fuel tank is clean. Install
NEW "O" ring on sealing area on shoulder of fuel tank.

CAUTION:Alignment tab on bottom side of fuel pump module
must engage with notch in fuel tank when
installing fuel pump module. DO NOT overtighten
fuel pump module lock nut.

2.Install fuel pump module on fuel tank so alignment tab on bottom
side of fuel pump module engages with notch in fuel tank.
Install fuel pump module lock nut. Hold fuel pump module in
place while tightening fuel pump module lock nut to
specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Reinstall fuel tank.

 

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Removal (Neon)

1.Fuel pump module is located at corner of fuel tank. See Fig.
62 . Manufacturer states fuel pump module may be serviced by
just lowering the fuel tank.
2.Release fuel pressure from fuel system. See FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE
RELEASE . Raise and support vehicle.
3.Ensure negative battery cable is disconnected. Remove fuel tank
cap to release any residual fuel tank pressure. Remove cap from
fuel tank drain. Fuel tank drain is located on top of fuel tank,
near filler tube. See Fig. 62 .
4.Install siphon hose in fuel tank drain. Siphon gasoline into an
approved gasoline container until fuel tank is empty. Disconnect
fuel line from fuel filter/fuel pressure regulator on fuel pump
module using proper procedure for fuel line disconnect fitting.
See FUEL LINE DISCONNECT FITTINGS .
5.Slide lock on fuel pump module electrical connector lock to the
UNLOCK position. Push downward on the electrical connector
retainer and pull electrical connector from fuel pump module.
6.Support fuel tank with transmission jack. Remove fuel tank
straps. Slightly lower fuel tank for access to fuel pump module.

CAUTION:When removing fuel pump module from fuel tank,
use care, as reservoir on fuel pump module may
still contain some gasoline.

7.Ensure area around fuel pump module is clean. Using Fuel Pump
Module Lock Nut Spanner Wrench (6856), remove fuel pump module
lock nut. See Fig. 63 . Reservoir on fuel pump module may still
contain some gasoline. Remove fuel pump module from fuel tank.
Remove "O" ring from sealing area on shoulder of fuel tank.


Installation

1.Ensure sealing area on shoulder of fuel tank is clean. Install
NEW "O" ring on sealing area on shoulder of fuel tank.

CAUTION:Alignment tab on bottom side of fuel pump module
must engage with notch in fuel tank when
installing fuel pump module. DO NOT overtighten
fuel pump module lock nut.

2.Install fuel pump module on fuel tank so alignment tab on bottom
side of fuel pump module engages with notch in fuel tank.
Install fuel pump module lock nut. Hold fuel pump module in
place while tightening fuel pump module lock nut to
specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .

 


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3.To install remaining components, reverse removal procedure.
Install fuel line on fuel filter/fuel pressure regulator using
proper procedure. See FUEL LINE DISCONNECT FITTINGS . Tighten
fuel tank strap nuts to specification. See TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS .

Fig. 59: Locating Fuel Pump Module & EVAP Components (Breeze, Cirrus
& Stratus)
Courtesy of CHRYSLER CORP.

Fig. 60: Locating Fuel Pump Module & EVAP Components (Concorde,
Intrepid, LHS & 300M)
Courtesy of CHRYSLER CORP.

Fig. 61: Locating Fuel Pump Module & EVAP Components (Sebring
Convertible)
Courtesy of CHRYSLER CORP.

Fig. 62: Locating Fuel Pump Module & EVAP Components (Neon)
Courtesy of CHRYSLER CORP.

Fig. 63: Removing & Installing Typical Fuel Pump Module Lock Nut
(Breeze, Cirrus, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, Neon, Sebring Convertible,
Stratus & 300M)
Courtesy of CHRYSLER CORP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn


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