I coasted over to the side of the road and called my husband. I have replaced the water pump, timing belt, reservoir, radiator cap, and the head gaskets. Also, if your getting a fair amount of heat inside the car, then the water pump is doing it's job. Took the car to a local shop after my wife stated there was a puddle under the car. All with the cooling system.
Once that is removed … you need to remove the timing chain cover to get access to the water pump. Access is through the holes in the pump pulley. Long life coolant or standard coolant, R12 or R134a air conditioning freon if it needs to be discharged or replaced? Approximately 1 to 2 miles later the car stopped running. Is this car with 102,000 miles worth repairing? Remove the three bolts that hold the pump to the engine. This job had to be redone because the new flange did not seal, and the new flange did not have an effective glue joint between the plastic housing parts, manufacturing defect. You'll have to remove the radiator, fan pack, crankshaft pulley assuming it will even come off easily.
My mechanic has told me my 2004 Dodge Intrepid 2. I want this corrected and anyone who owned one of these lemons reimbursed for the cost of repairs for these vehicles! Replacing the water pump on the 2. The housing leaked at the bond seam. The engine was a total loss. In case you could not get a wrench on the pressure hose, move on. Only a couple days after getting the car out of the shop for a second time in less than a week after I bought it, it ran hot on the side of the road. First make the engine safe by disconnecting the battery.
First, is who is replacing the part? One tip, if you have never changed a water pump, use the approach that new machanics are taught. Don't forget the bolt holes. Such as heavy duty cooling system, air conditioning, 4x4s may have a steel plate that may need removal, Automatic or manual transmission, the list goes on. I am just passing along good information. Kind of a messy way to do it, but you can pull either the heater hose going into the heater core, or pull the thermostat housing and start the engine for a couple of seconds.
I filled voids in the bottom of the flange with permatex in order to make a seal possible. Thirdly, What is the warranty of the part and who is offering the warranty the shop the parts house or the manufacturer. Do not hammer or press the pulley on as it will damage the small mechanical seal ceramic on the shaft inside the pump. I opened the hood and look and no coolant. I have already spent 1500 dollars on this thing and now i can drive it to the mailbox and back and it runs hot. Install the new O-ring in the grooves in the new pump. Mechanic stated fuel pump is out again, after only 45,000 more miles on brand new Dodge water pump.
Prob the easiest way is to take out the fan for easier access and take off the belts and the crank pully and then the housing for the timing belt which should be replaced while you have that off anyways. The book … s are make and model specific so a little searching may be in order. I did not take back to dealership cuz would have not made it that far and I wanted a second opinion. Have to remove other parts to reach this one? All of this will affect price. It must slide out to release the pump. Water pressure will not overcome the silicone if the bead is on the inside. Run the engine and turn the steering fully to each side and back.
I don't know what else to do. If you have a 2. I proceeded to get out of middle lane to breakdown lane. Any left-hand threads, sharp edges, messy fluids or other pitfalls to avoid? Remove the hose fitting and lift out pump. Remove the upper radiator crossmember and cooling fan assembly. Were additional nuts, bolts, sealant, etc.
This car looks great inside and out but these issues are resonant in numerous cars. Weeek later was back there again with overheating issue again. Loosen this using a socket and long extension. The uppermost nipple is delicate and care is needed when removing the upper small hose. Labor manuals or guides are set up based on a new car. First you should disconnect the negative battery terminal for safety. Upon inspection of the engine, there was water in the oil when we pulled the dipstick.
This is senseless engineering blunder that adds to the otherwise simple 20 minute replacement, the added time anf frustration, potential damage to the intake plenum gasket, and the potential for a call back issue it the plenum does not get sealed. After purchasing you replacement water pump, set the new pump on a medium size box and draw an outline of the pump on the box. He says you can not get a good good 2. It is held in place with a spring clamp. Ntb had to fill my coolant again that next day. It will make a mess. I picked up my car and was on my way home and my car started dinging and it was over heating again.
Price will even differ between name brands, sometimes significantly. And before I even made it home which was not even 10 min away it over heated again. Wiggle and pry the pump to get this to move. Reinstall power steering pulley using bolts in the removal kit. I'm a mom of six with only one income and it seems like everything i have goes into keeping this car running.