Eagle Talon Repair Question
Yes. Has the timing belt been replaced recently? The water pump is located behind the timing belt on your car, I believe. The timing belt has a 60,000 to 90,000 mile lifespan, might as well replace it while you have it off.
To get to it, you need to take off the serpentine belt, move any accessories such as A/C, alternator, ect. out of the way in order to remove the timing belt covers. Then you can take off the timing belt and water pump.
When you replace the timing belt, make sure you align the crankshaft and camshafts correctly and properly tension the timing belt. Let us know.
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Looking at my HAYNES repair manual it shows that you first have to remove anything in the way of the timing belt cover so that you can have space to work, then remove the upper timing belt cover(2 bolts), then the lower timing belt cover, then the timing belt, tensioner and idler pulley, next remove the alternator brace from the outside housing of the water pump, and then remove the (3) water pump mounting bolts and finaly detach it from your engine. if it will not come off then it says to take a soft faced hammer and gently tap the water pump untill it is free. Hope this helped you out a little bit.......
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