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how to change thermostat on 04 sebring 2.7

Resolved Question:

how to change thermostat on 04 sebring 2.7 it seems to be under intake manifold
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Eric replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

 

Below are directions:

 

 

DRIVE BELTS:

 

2.7L Engine
A/C & Alternator Belt

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  3. Loosen tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt.
  4. Rotate tensioner clockwise to allow enough slack to remove belt

 

To install:

  1. Install the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt on pulleys, tensioner in slack position, slip belt over idler last.
  2. Adjust drive belt tension.
  3. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.
  4. Lower vehicle.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing A/C & alternator belt-2.7L engine

 

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  4. Loosen the tensioner locking bolt and pivot bolt.
  5. Rotate tensioner clockwise to allow enough slack to remove the belt

 

To install:

  1. With the tensioner in a slack position, install the Air Conditioning (A/C) compressor/alternator belt on the pulleys. Slip the belt over the idler last.
  2. Adjust the drive belt tension.
  3. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
  4. Lower the vehicle.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing A/C & alternator belt-2.7L engine


Power Steering Belt

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  3. Remove the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt.
  4. Loosen belt adjusting bolt. It is not necessary to loosen the pivot bolt on the power steering pump. There is a bushing incorporated into the power steering pump/bracket that allows it to pivot.
  5. Remove the power steering belt.

 

To install:

  1. Install the power steering belt on pulleys.
  2. Adjust drive belt tension.
  3. Install the air conditioning compressor/alternator belt.
  4. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.
  5. Lower vehicle.

 

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  4. Remove the Air Conditioning (A/C) compressor/alternator belt.
  5. Loosen the belt adjusting bolt. It is not necessary to loosen the pivot bolt on the power steering pump. There is a bushing incorporated into the power steering pump/bracket that allows it to pivot.
  6. Remove the power steering belt.

 

ALTERNATOR:

 

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Raise vehicle and support.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt splash shield.
  4. Loosen the accessory drive belt.
  5. Remove the lower mounting bolt.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Remove the electrical connections from the alternator.
  8. Disconnect the electrical connector to the A/C pressure switch and A/C clutch.
  9. Remove the engine oil dip stick.
  10. Remove the 2 upper mounting bolts.
  11. Remove the alternator.

 

To install:

  1. Install the alternator.
  2. Install the 2 upper bolts, but do not tighten.
  3. Install the engine dip stick tube.
  4. Connect the A/C pressure switch and A/C clutch electrical connectors.
  5. Connect the electrical connections to the alternator.
  6. Raise vehicle and support.
  7. Install the lower bolt. Tighten bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  8. Install the accessory drive belt.
  9. Install the accessory drive belt splash shield.
  10. Lower the vehicle.
  11. Install the 2 upper mounting bolts. Tighten bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  12. Connect the negative battery cable.

THERMOSTAT:

 

  1. Disconnect negative cable from remote jumper terminal.
  2. Drain cooling system.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the right front wheel and belt splash shield.
  5. Remove the accessory drive belts.
  6. Remove the lower alternator mounting bolt.
  7. Lower vehicle.
  8. Disconnect alternator electrical connectors.
  9. Disconnect AC clutch and AC pressure sensor electrical connectors. Reposition wiring harness.
  10. Remove the oil dipstick and tube. Plug hole in oil pan where dipstick tube mounts with water tight stopper.
    NOTE If hole for dipstick tube in oil pan is not plugged, coolant will enter oil pan. Serious engine damage can occur.
  11. Remove the remaining alternator mounting bolts. Remove alternator.
  12. Disconnect hoses at thermostat housing.
  13. Remove the thermostat housing bolts.
  14. Remove the thermostat and housing.

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    Fig. Air bleed valve (1) and thermostat housing (2) 2.7L-engine

 

To install:

  1. Clean gasket sealing surfaces.
  2. Install the thermostat and gasket into the thermostat housing.
    1. Make sure spring side of thermostat faces the engine side.
    2. Install the thermostat with the air bleed valve located at the 12 o'clock position.

  3. Install the thermostat and housing to cylinder block. Tighten attaching bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Connect hoses at thermostat housing.
  5. Install the alternator and attaching bolts.
  6. Clean residual coolant from area around hole for dipstick.
  7. Remove the plug in oil pan and install the engine oil dipstick tube.
  8. Reconnect AC clutch and AC pressure sensor connectors.
  9. Reconnect alternator connectors.
  10. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  11. Install the accessory drive belts.
  12. Install the belt splash shield and right front wheel.
  13. Lower vehicle.
  14. Reconnect negative battery cable.
  15. Fill cooling system.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
that dosent look like my themostat housing
Expert:  Eric replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

 

Can you provide me the 17 digit VIN number.

 

also, make sure you are tracing the correct hose. the lower radiator hose goes to the thermostat housing. althought the drawing may be off somewhat, the directions are correct for the 2.7L engine.

 

straight out of chrysler service manual:

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Edited by eric on 4/6/2010 at 12:00 AM EST