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When I installed this water pump on the 2006 Chrysler Sebring 2.7L I ran into a problem. The impeller on the pump was making contact with the block not allowing the pump to turn. Always make sure to use a OEM water pump when doing these 2.7L's and save a lot of other trouble.

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31 thoughts on “Chrysler 2.7l water pump installation problem part 2”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bobby Bentley says:

    🔧🔧🔧🔧 yo da main man🔧🔧🔧🔧

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Victor Lozano says:

    On a separate note:
    I am an old Auto & Diesel mechanic of 45+ years. I loved working on the 70's to the older years.. Before the Auto makers came up with the "Front wheel drive cars." I'd like to meet the "Geniuses" who came up with that B.S. design. Just to punch their lights out. I hate working on these dang Cars. I hate it with a passion.

    And don't get me started with the idea of "It was done, to save fuel.."
    There was nothing wrong with the way engines were designed back then. Everything was just right. Mechanics had an easier time fixing them.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Victor Lozano says:

    Sometimes… I think that a long time ago.. A Mechanic ran off with an Auto makers wife. And that is why, they make it so hard for mechanics to fix cars.
    Just saying..

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allergic tostupid says:

    Any company that makes the water pump part of the god damn fucking timing chain, doesn't deserve my business.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joey C says:

    Part 2 😲

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rickbearcat says:

    Man, what an experience this was. It is as if the aftermarket guys don't have any engineers working for them on basic thickness measurements.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tee Smith says:

    damn ive done so meny of these put i only use owa brand of water pumps never had any problems

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vicente gonzales says:

    Factory water pump oem?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Armstrong says:

    Mopar only on the 2.7! The aftermarket will kill it. You can see the difference. The pump on the left has the larger fill for the internal grease for the bearing, part of the 2007 redesign, 2006 has the little grease fill. These are plugged after grease is installed. The advance pump is for a 2007-2010 2.7. Chrysler changed the water pump 3 times on these engines. 1998-2001, 2002-2006 and 2007-2010.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonny Mud Mower says:

    What's that job worth ?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BigNick says:

    Never buy parts from the parts stores, all they sell is Chinese junk, buy oem

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Go figure huh? Six of one and a half a dozen of another. Glad you finally got it sorted and with a smile on your face to boot. I wonder what happened OFF camera… Thanks for the video.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john g says:

    Hecho en Chinee

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! OhThats Tray says:

    I bought my water pump from Ebay for $23 brand new. And it works great.

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Royal Wins says:

    Wtf kind of design is that? Have to remove the timing cover to change the water pump?? So when it leaks the coolant goes directly into the oil?!?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dr Falcon4102 says:

    we found this problem out years ago, alsom now they have a up dated chain for the 2.7, problem with the second pump was, or is the gasket, if you useda OE from Chrysler gasket, , it wont hit

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Nasto says:

    I feel your pain. I've had issues with aftermarket VW parts including front strut mounts
    on a MK4 Golf and undersized gates drive belts on a 2007 Jetta 2.5. I would use OEM parts whenever possible to avoid frustration with poor fitting after market replacement parts. The pattern failure on Chrysler 2.7 water pumps and timing chains should be a cottage industry for your shop.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ruben cruz says:

    note to self…..unfriend anyone that has a chrysler 2.7l.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars anon says:

    wasn't it Henry Ford that said he'd give up making cars if he could monopolize the auto parts market? unfortunately with (modern) Chrysler – OEM parts are always the answer – thank God for eBay!!!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 3232myke says:

    i got oem fog lights for my charger and using the bulbs that came with it n 25 mins later the lenses wer startin to melt i could push thru it with a pencil it was so hott

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Williams says:

    The electricity usage cost to run the hydraulic lift to raise that piece of shit car off the ground actually cost more than that car is ever going to be worth. Just crush the fucker so no-one else ever has to deal with it again.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SamuelG says:

    when it comes to chryslers i always use oem stuff, and even then i run into problems sometimes with gaskets not lining up or seals that leak while being brand new, its just a shitty brand to work on

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Streetman says:

    Serviced the tranny on my 98 Dodge Dakota Sport a few months ago. Fluid, filter and pan gasket change – nothing hard, just messy. Got the kit from NAPA; everything look good. A day or two later I found a small puddle of red fluid in my driveway. Long story short, I went to Dodge and bought the OEM gasket for $22 and installed it. I used the same fluid since it only had a few hundred miles on it. The factory gasket was worth every penny. The aftermarket gasket was, to me, a waste of money, not to mention the several hours of a Saturday I can't get back by having to do the job again. And it was messy all over again. YUCK!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Corse says:

    That dang thing was whipping your butt.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aristar Palomino says:


  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Rogers says:

    god i hope i never run into this problem

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JOGO says:

    Hahahaha , man that sucks ! Hope the third one was the pick of the litter .

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ricardo Ellison says:

    Myself a mechanic of 25+ yrs…For water-pumps, if your engine is used for marine applications (A few)…use the marine version. They use a better sealing system & use a bronze impeller. I've had a handful of water-pumps that the seals are ok, but the sheet-metal impellers get eaten by rust. It gets a bit weird trying to diagnose why your  cooling system isn't working. Pay attention to rotation, as some of these pumps are counter-rotating, or the best is uni-rotation (will work regardless of rotation direction).

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick James says:

    Aftermarket shit parts do it to me more often then i'd like… I actually stopped going to the parts store due to, not getting a choice on brand, (more just economy or premium) some are reboxed and gawd only knows who made it. I like rockauto (if you can wait a day or two) cheapest prices I can find and you get a choice of aftermarket. What really screws you is when a good brand you've had luck with starts producting junk…

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Nicu says:

    And the third one you got that you haven't shown because tools were flying and curses were said was sweating coolant thru the Chinese metal pores! Hahahaha!!!!

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Williams says:

    Hey eric, I'm feelig your pain with the cheap parts ! I ran into the same problem on a pt cruiser. I had to press the propeller onto the shaft a bit further to keep it from binding.
    Lol ! But who can afford to buy dealer parts ? I enjoy watching your videos. JW in Pittsburgh Pa.

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