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Power Steering Pump - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze (see Figures 1, 2, 3
Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower.
The ground cable is equipped with an insulator grommet, which should be
placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from
Siphon as much power steering fluid out of the reservoir as
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Remove the right front tire and wheel assembly.
Remove the splash shield from the right front wheel well.
Fig. 1: Power steering pressure hose attachment to the
pump-with Variable-Assist steering
Fig. 2: Power steering pressure hose attachment to the
pump-without Variable-Assist steering
Disconnect the power steering pressure hose from the pump.
Remove the hose connection on the power steering pump.
Fig. 3: Typical power steering pump front bracket attachment
Remove the power steering adjusting bolt.
Remove the power steering pump rear attaching bolt.
If so equipped, remove the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) hydraulic
control unit heat shield.
Remove the wheel speed sensor retainer bracket from the right
Remove the wheel speed sensor sealing grommet from the right inner
Disconnect the speed sensor wiring.
Push the wiring through the hole in the inner fender.
If not equipped with anti-lock brakes, the hole will just have a
Remove the bolt attaching the power steering front bracket to the
mounting bracket. Access to the bolt is gained through the hole for the
speed sensor wiring.
Remove the power steering pump drive belt.
Remove the power steering pump and the front bracket as an
Install the power steering pump and bracket.
Reinstall the bolt at the adjusting slot, but do not tighten.
Reinstall the bolt mounting the power steering pump to the rear
mounting bracket, but do not tighten.
Reinstall the power steering pump top bolt, but do not tighten.
Reconnect the power steering hoses.
Fig. 4: Install a new O-ring gasket on the hose fitting Use a new O-ring when reinstalling the power steering pressure hose.
Reinstall the drive belt.
Adjust the drive belt and tighten the power steering pump bolts to
40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
Reinstall the splash shield.
Reinstall the tire and wheel assembly.
Lower the vehicle.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.
Refill the reservoir and bleed the power steering
Sebring Coupe and Avenger
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove (drain, suction pump, etc.) as much power steering fluid as
Disconnect the return fluid line. Remove the reservoir cap and
allow the return line to drain the fluid from the reservoir. If the
fluid is contaminated, disconnect the ignition high tension cable and
crank the engine several times to drain the fluid from the gearbox.
Cover any components located underneath the power steering pump with a
shop towel to protect them from damage due to power steering fluid
spillage. For example, the A/C compressor or alternator, depending on
vehicle and engine, is below the power steering pump, so cover the A/C
compressor or alternator with a shop towel before removing any hoses.
Loosen (but do not remove) the power steering pump mounting bolts
and remove the drive belt.
Remove the pressure switch connector from the side of the pump.
Disconnect the pressure line.
Unbolt and remove the pump from the mounting bracket.
Clean all parts well. Inspect the pump pulley for cracks. Check
the hoses carefully for cracks or signs of weakness.
Install the pump, wrap the belt around the pulley and lightly
tighten the mounting bolts.
Replace the O-rings and connect the pressure line. Connect the
pressure line so the notch in the fitting aligns and contacts the pump's
guide bracket. Tighten the fitting to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
Connect the return line and secure with the clamp.
Fasten the pressure switch connector.
Adjust the power steering belt for proper tension and tighten the
Use only MOPAR ATF PLUS automatic transmission fluid type 7176, ATF+3
automatic transmission fluid, or equivalent, in the power steering
system of Sebring coupe and Avenger models.
Refill the reservoir and bleed the power steering
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TRY RESETTING OIL CHANGELIGHT BY TURNING THE IGNITION SWITCH TO THE ON POSITION WITH ENGINE OFF.TURN IGNITION SWITCH ON 10 SECONDS PUMP ACCELRATOR SLOWLY 3 TIMES .UNTIL OIL CHANGE LIGHT FLASHES THEN IT HAS RESET.
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The car is probably on a steep hill and a lot of pressure is on the park pawl in the automatic transmission. If this is the case, a hard sudden pull should release it. Make sure the brake is on. When parking on a hill in the future use the parking brake before placing the lever in park.
Depending on your engine size ( i think there are 4 possibilities that year) there might be or you can look into removing the compressor and installing a thing called an A/C delete pulley. They are cheap (compared to a compressor, very cheap) and made to serve exactly your purpose.
check the fuses especially the one(s) for the brake lights. have someone stand in back of car and see if brake lights even work.when you step on brake pedal,you should be able to hear a "click" that is the shift release solenoid letting the shifter come out of park. u might also have a bad brake lite switch or broken/burnt wiring coming off the brake light switch.
when mine stopped working,the right speaker, i removed the door panels then swapped the speakers. and still the right speaker didnt work. so i got a radio from a junkyard and installed it. and now all speakers work fine.