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I am changing out a connecting rod bearing on a 99 stratus 2.4L and the bearing that is bad is right above the oil pump. I see that pump is attached to timing chain so was wondering how I can remove oil pump?

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Hi Gene,
If you can't change the bearing without removing the pump then you have to remove it. That involves removing the timing belt, crank shaft sprocket using tool 6793 and insert C-4685-C2, remove oil pick-up tube. The reinstall requires 2 more tools to do the sprocket and seal.
Do you have the manual pages that show this? I can copy those and send them to you as an attachment to an email if you tell me your email address (but use "at", instead of @).
Are you certain that the rod bearing needs to be replaced? You may be opening a "can of worms" unnecessarily.
Roland

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