Mechanics

MODELS REPLACING WATTER PUMP

1997 Jeep Other

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Other Jeep Models V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

do I have to remove the air cond compressor to reach the pump
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July 28, 2008.



5.9L V8 - VIN [Z] -1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Removal
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain cooling system. Remove throttle cable at top of fan shroud. Unsnap coolant overflow tank from fan shroud and lay aside. DO NOT disconnect coolant hose. 2. Remove upper radiator hose. Using Fan Wrench (SP346) from Set (2017DSP), remove fan clutch assembly from water pump by turning nut counterclockwise as viewed from front. DO NOT remove fan clutch assembly at this time. 3. Remove fan shroud bolts and clips. Remove fan shroud and fan clutch assembly as a unit. Locate accessory drive belt tensioner and rotate tensioner clockwise (counterclockwise on heavy-duty cycle engines) to release tension on accessory drive belt. 4. Note drive belt routing for installation reference. Belt must be correctly routed during installation, or engine will overheat due to water pump rotating in wrong direction. 5. Remove bolts and water pump pulley. Disconnect lower radiator hose and heater hoses. Remove coolant return tube from water pump. Remove bolts, water pump and gasket.

5.2L V8 GASOLINE VIN [Y] -1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Removal
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain cooling system. Remove throttle cable at top of fan shroud. Unsnap coolant overflow tank from fan shroud and lay aside. DO NOT disconnect coolant hose. 2. Remove upper radiator hose. Using Fan Wrench (SP346) from Set (2017DSP), remove fan clutch assembly from water pump by turning nut counterclockwise as viewed from front. DO NOT remove fan clutch assembly at this time. 3. Remove fan shroud bolts and clips. Remove fan shroud and fan clutch assembly as a unit. Locate accessory drive belt tensioner and rotate tensioner clockwise (counterclockwise on heavy-duty cycle engines) to release tension on accessory drive belt. 4. Note drive belt routing for installation reference. Belt must be correctly routed during installation, or engine will overheat due to water pump rotating in wrong direction. 5. Remove bolts and water pump pulley. Disconnect lower radiator hose and heater hoses. Remove coolant return tube from water pump. Remove bolts, water pump and gasket.

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Jul 28, 2008.