Nov 272010
 

I have a large water leak-running freely-at the thermostat end of the crossover pipe, which was diagnosed when it was a very tiny leak as the crossover pipe months ago. I used a bottle of  ‘Stop Leak’, as we were quite a ways from home: that has been temporarily successful. I also have an oil leak at the oil pan gasket. Looking for expert tips, repair issues, ‘costs’, etc.  

John – Semper Fi

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  1. Does your Sebring have a 2.4L, 2.7L or a 3.0L engine?

    Oil Pan
    Removal & Installation
    2.4L Engine
    To Remove:

    Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    Safely raise vehicle on hoist and drain engine oil.
    Remove structural collar and torque reaction bracket.
    Remove bolts attaching oil pan.
    Remove oil pan.
    Clean oil pan and all gasket surfaces.
    To Install:

    Apply Mopar® Engine RTV GEN II at the oil pump to engine block parting line. Place a 1/8 in (3 mm) bead of sealant at the parting line of the oil pump body to engine block.
    Install the oil pan gasket to the block.
    Install pan and tighten the screws to 105 in-lb (12 Nm).
    Install structural collar and torque reaction bracket.
    Lower vehicle and fill engine crankcase with proper oil to correct level.
    Connect the negative battery cable.
    2.7L Engine
    To Remove:

    Disconnect negative battery cable.
    Remove engine oil dipstick and tube.
    Raise vehicle on hoist.
    Drain engine oil and remove oil filter.
    Remove structural collar.
    Remove exhaust cross-under pipe.
    Remove torque converter housing cover.
    Remove lower bolt attaching the A/C compressor to oil pan.
    CAUTION
    Remove the 2 bolts that attach the timing cover to the oil pan because damage to the timing cover and/or oil pan can result.

    Oil pan and sealing (2.7L)

    Remove oil pan attaching fasteners. Remove oil pan and gasket.
    To Install:

    Clean oil pan and sealing surfaces. Inspect oil pan and timing chain cover gaskets. Replace as necessary.
    Apply an 1/8 inch bead of Mopar® Engine RTV GEN II to the front T-joints (oil pan gasket to timing cover gasket interface) and the rear T-joints (oil pan gasket to crankshaft rear oil seal retainer gasket interface).

    Oil pan and sealing (2.7L)

    Install oil pan gasket to block.
    NOTE: To prevent oil leaks at the oil pan to timing chain cover, the following tightening sequence procedure must be performed.

    Install the oil pan and fasteners using the following tightening sequence:
    Step 1: Install oil pan bolts and nuts finger tight only—just tight enough to compress the gasket’s rubber seal.
    Step 2: Install timing chain cover to pan bolts and tighten to 105 in-lb (12 Nm).
    Step 3: Tighten oil pan bolts to 250 in-lb (28 Nm).
    Step 4: Tighten oil pan nuts to 105 in-lb (12 Nm).
    Install lower bolt attaching the A/C compressor to oil pan. Tighten bolt to 21 ft-lb (28 Nm).
    Install torque converter housing cover.
    Install oil filter and drain plug.
    Install exhaust cross-under pipe.
    Install structural collar.
    Safely lower the vehicle.
    Install engine oil dipstick and tube.
    Fill engine crankcase with proper oil to correct level.
    Connect the negative battery cable.

  2. Thanks Kristen. To you or any one else: any advice, techniques, or guidance in repairing/replacing the cross-over water tube that’s leaking quite freely at the thermostat end? I have a 2.7L motor: fuel-injected, individual coils per spark plug.

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