1998 Chrysler Cirrus water pump

Tiny
JOSEPH A
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  • 1998 CHRYSLER CIRRUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,876 MILES
How do I replace the water pump
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Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 8:19 PM

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1.Drain cooling system.
2.Remove right engine mount and bracket.
3.Remove timing belt.
4.Remove water pump mounting bolts.
Water Pump - 2.5L Engine


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Water Pump Inlet Tube


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5.Separate pump from water inlet pipe and remove pump.

INSTALLATION

1.Clean all gasket and O-ring surfaces on pump and water pipe inlet tube.
Water Pipe O-Ring


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2.Install new O-ring on water inlet pipe. Wet the O-ring with water to facilitate assembly. CAUTION: Keep the O-ring free of oil or grease.
3.Install new gasket on water pump and install pump inlet opening over water pipe, press assembly to cause water pipe insertion into pump housing.
4.Install pump to block mounting bolts and tighten to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.) .
5.Install timing belt and right engine mount bracket and mount.
6.Fill cooling system.
7.Install accessory drive belts.
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Friday, January 15th, 2010 AT 8:37 PM

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