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There is a solenoid on the left top of engine that connects several heater hoses. This seems to leak when hot. What is it and what should I do about it?This is a 2003 2.7 6cyl Sebring convertible. Thanks

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Most likely to be your heating matrix solenoid, it will expand under heat....remove and replace the gasket, this is usually where they leak....

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Here is the location of sensors on your engine. This should help you figure out what the one in question might be. Sure do hope this helps you and good luck.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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    This is the diagram of some of the sensors and the locations. Hope this helps you and good luck.

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SOHC ENGINE
(see Figure 17)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube.

CAUTION Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
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  3. Disconnect the upper radiator hose and heater coolant hose from the thermostat housing.
  4. Unfasten the thermostat housing bolts.
  5. Remove the thermostat housing and the thermostat.
  6. Clean the gasket surfaces thoroughly until all traces of the old gasket residue are removed.

Make sure the tabs on the thermostat engage properly into the slots in the housing.


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Fig. 17: Remove the thermostat housing mounting bolts-2.0L SOHC engine

To install:

  1. Install the thermostat in the housing making sure the tabs engage.
  2. Install any new gasket required.
  3. Install the thermostat, housing and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 8-12 ft lbs. (10-16 Nm).
  4. Connect the upper radiator hose and heater coolant hose to the thermostat housing.
  5. Attach the coolant temperature sender and coolant temperature sensor electrical connections.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
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  8. Connect the negative battery cable.
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(see Figures 18 and 19)
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Fig. 18: Location of the water hose connection mounting bolts-2.0L DOHC engine

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Fig. 19: Remove the thermostat and seal. Inspect the seal for damage and replace as necessary-2.0L DOHC engine



To install:

  1. Inspect the seal and replace it if damaged.
  2. Install the thermostat and seal in the housing.
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  4. Attach the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor electrical connection.
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Hope helps (remember to rate this answer).

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