1992 Plymouth Acclaim

Engine Cooling problem
1992 Plymouth Acclaim 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150k miles

how do I change the water pump on my 1992 plymouth acclaim v6
May 21, 2010.

Fig. 32 Water Pump Removal & Installation

NOTE: The water pump bolts directly to the engine block, using a gasket for pump-to-block sealing, Fig. 32. The water pump is driven by the timing belt and is serviced as a unit.

Disconnect battery ground cable.
Fig. 13 Crankshaft Pulley Assembly

Remove crankshaft drive pulleys and torsional damper, Fig. 13.
Fig. 14 Right Engine Mount & Bracket

Place a jack under engine to support and slightly raise engine, then remove engine mount bracket, Fig. 14.
Fig. 15 Timing Belt Cover

Remove timing belt cover, Fig. 15, then mark belt running direction for reinstallation.
Loosen timing belt tensioner, then remove belt and crankshaft sprocket flange shield.
Drain cooling system.
Remove water pump mounting bolts.
Separate water pump from water inlet pipe Fig. 32, then remove water pump.
Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
Use a new O-ring on water inlet pipe.
Torque water pump mounting bolts to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.).
Refer to Engine/Timing Components/Timing Belt/Service and Repair for timing belt installation and tensioning procedure. See: Engine Timing Belt Service and Repair

May 21, 2010.