Water pump removal

Tiny
CHAD33
  • 2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 103,000 MILES

What all do I need to do or need to remove a water pump from my car and how hard is it?

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Friday, December 24th, 2010 AT 1:40 PM

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Tiny
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The timing belt has to be removed for changing the water pump. Here is a guide that will show you what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/water-pump-replacement

Yours will need a timing belt as well. I will search for the instructions for that and get it over to ya.

Please let us know what happens.

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Friday, December 24th, 2010 AT 2:00 PM
Tiny
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But do I have to remove all tension-er's on the side of the motor to be able to get to this like power steering alternator etc to expose water pump or is it external?

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Friday, December 24th, 2010 AT 2:48 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the water pump is inside the timing belt cover so you have yo remove the extrnal components to get at it.

Removal and installation:
Caution:This application is an interference engine. Do not rotate camshaft or crankshaft when timing belt is removed, or engine damage may occur.

Timing belt:

Caution:The 3.5L is not a freewheeling engine. Therefore, loosen the valve train rocker assemblies before servicing the timing device.

Removal

1. Relieve fuel system pressure and disconnect negative battery cable.
2. Remove both cylinder head covers and loosen the rocker arm assemblies.
3. Raise vehicle on hoist.
4. Remove accessory drive belt and tension-er.
5. Remove bolts for power steering pump and move pump aside.
6. Remove right front wheel and accessory drive belt splash shield.
7. Remove crankshaft damper bolt. Using Puller (1023) and Insert (9020-R), remove crankshaft damper. See figure 1.
8. Remove the lower front timing belt cover fasteners.
9. Lower vehicle.
10. Perform the following:
Support engine with a floor jack.
Remove the air cleaner housing.
Remove the front engine mount.
Disconnect the fuel supply line at the fuel rail. See figure 2.

11. Remove the upper timing belt cover bolts and remove front timing belt cover.
12. If timing belt is to be reused, mark belt running direction.
13. Rotate engine clockwise until crankshaft mark aligns with the TDC mark on the oil pump housing, and the camshaft sprocket marks are aligned with the marks on the rear cover. See figure 3.
14. Remove the timing belt tensioner, and remove timing belt.

Installation:

Caution: If camshafts have moved from the timing marks, always rotate camshaft toward the direction nearest the timing marks. Do not turn camshafts a full revolution, or damage to valves and/or pistons could result.

Caution: Index tension-er in the vise the same way it is installed on the engine. This ensures proper pin orientation when tension-er is installed on the engine.

1. Place tension-er into a vise and slowly compress the plunger. See
Fig. 5. Total bleed down of tension-er should take about five minutes.

2. When plunger is compressed into the tension-er body, install a pin through the body and plunger to retain plunger in place until tension-er is installed.

3. Align the crankshaft sprocket with the TDC mark on oil pump cover. See figure 3.

4. Align the camshaft sprockets timing reference mark with the mark on the rear cover. See figure 3.

5. Install the timing belt starting at the crankshaft sprocket going in a counterclockwise direction. Install the belt around the last sprocket. Maintain tension on the belt as it is positioned around the tension-er pulley.

6. Holding the tension-er pulley against the belt, install the tension-er into the housing and tighten bolts. Each camshaft mark should remain aligned at the rear cover marks.

Note:
If the camshaft gears have been removed, it is only necessary to have camshaft gear retaining bolts installed to a snug torque at this time.

7. When tension-er is in place, pull retaining pin to allow the tension-er to extend to the pulley bracket.

8. Rotate camshaft sprocket two revolutions and check the timing marks on the camshafts and crankshaft. The marks should line up within their respective locations. See figure 3. If marks do not line up, repeat procedure.

NOTE:
If camshaft gears have been removed and timing is correct, counter-hold and tighten the camshaft gears to final torque specification.

9. Install front timing cover.

10. Perform the following:
Install the upper engine mount.
Connect fuel supply line at fuel rail. See figure 2.
Install air cleaner housing.

11. Use floor jack to raise vehicle.

12. Install crankshaft damper using 5.9" Bolt With Nut (C-4685-C1) and Thrust Bearing (6792), and Installer (6792-1). See Fig. 6.

13. Install power steering pump fasteners.

14. Install crankshaft damper bolt.

15. Install accessory drive belt tensio-ner.

16. Install accessory drive belt.

17. Install the accessory drive belt splash shield and right front wheel.

18. Lower vehicle.

19. Tighten the rocker arm assemblies and install cylinder head covers.

20. Connect negative battery cable.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Saturday, December 25th, 2010 AT 2:02 AM
Tiny
PHARVEY93@
  • 2007 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 4.0L
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES

Hi I have a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica 4.0 liter I need help with removing my water pump which is driven by my timing belt any diagrams of the 4.0 liter or professional advice would be excellent thank you in advance.

I found the pump on Amazon for $61.00

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001C9BZSO/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=2carprcom-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B001C9BZSO&linkId=15d277a0ede80a25d329e9f3aca9f6e6

But I need to install it

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I will attach procedure

Roy

Remove the outer timing covers. Rotate the crankshaft until the pointer on the crankshaft sprocket aligns the TDC mark on the oil pump. Check to determine if the camshaft sprocket timing marks are aligned with the marks on the inner timing cover. It may take an additional full revolution of the crankshaft before the camshaft sprocket marks are aligned.

CAUTION: The 4.0L is NOT a freewheeling engine. Therefore, loosen the valve train rocker assemblies before servicing the timing drive.

1. Perform fuel pressure release procedure.
2. Disconnect negative battery cable.
3. Remove both cylinder head covers and loosen the rocker arm assemblies.
4. Remove the front timing belt cover.
5. Mark belt running direction, if timing belt is to be reused.

CAUTION: When aligning timing marks, always rotate engine by turning the crankshaft. Failure to do so will result in valve and/or piston damage.

6. Rotate engine clockwise until crankshaft mark aligns with the TDC mark on oil pump housing and the camshaft sprocket timing marks are aligned with the marks on the rear cover
7. Remove the timing belt tensioner and remove timing belt.

8. Inspect the tensioner for fluid leakage.
9. Inspect the pivot and bolt for free movement, bearing grease leakage, and smooth rotation. If not rotating freely, replace the arm and pulley assembly.
10. When tensioner is removed from the engine it is necessary to compress the plunger into the tensioner body.

CAUTION: Index the tensioner in the vise the same way it is installed on the engine. This ensures proper pin orientation when tensioner is installed on the engine.

A. Place the tensioner into a vise and SLOWLY compress the plunger. Total bleed down of tensioner should take about 5 minutes.
B. When plunger is compressed into the tensioner body install a pin through the body and plunger to retain plunger in place until tensioner is installed.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks for your response I will get to it now

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
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KAREN5180
  • 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,000 MILES

Hello,

I just changed the water pump and now the mechanic is saying I need to change the part where the thermostat sits. And he doesn't know the name of it. Would you please help me out.

Thank you

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The thermostat sits in a thermostat housing. He really didn't know that? Is there a leak? Is the housing cracked? Usually the housing will out last the engine, so this is an odd request.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LKETTER99
  • 2006 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • FWD
  • 130,000 MILES

I have a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica how do I know if my water pump is bad and if so do I have to change my timing belt also

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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While engine is idling pinch off the upper hose for a few secs while you look into the radiator opening once you let go the coolant flow should increase-at that mileage I recommend you replace the timing belt-

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