Mechanics

WATER INLET PIPE REPLACEMENT 3.0L

1996 Dodge Caravan • 160,000 miles

Finding occasional coolant on trans axle coming from the "V" of the
intake manifold below the water inlet pipe that leads to the water pump.
Can this pipe be replaced by removing Intake Plenum, them Intake manifold?
Or can it be replaced going in from the water pump side (timing belt and water pump removal)? The Intake method seems easier but is it a valid assumption?
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Giacomo
March 7, 2012.




Pictures would help.
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Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 7, 2012.
That is the problem. I cannot see (under
intake manifold) what it takes to get to
this inlet pipe toreplace it.
All the maintenance manuals
show the pipe going into the back of the
water pump. None describes the
removal of the pipe itself. Hoping
someone who has done it either way,
from above or the side would say
which way is doable. TIA

Tiny
Giacomo
Mar 8, 2012.

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