1995 Chrysler LHS water pump removal

Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
1995 Chrysler LHS 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I need to know how to remove the water pump from my LHS. I don't know which pulley to loosen to relieve the tension on the belts. Or how to loosen the pulleys. And once I remove the pulleys and the metal shield that is between the pulleys and the timing belt then I don't know if I will also have to remove the timing belt and risk jumping the time. Finally I believe that I can install the water pump, but some direction of reassembly regarding the tension on the pulleys would be helpful also. Thank you.
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Sunday, September 14th, 2008 AT 8:02 PM

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Tiny
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Hi acaill00,

I do not know which version engine you have so I am attaching 2 different diagrams. Unloosen the locking nut on the pulley with adjusting bolts and unloosen the adjusting bolts to release the tension.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Belt95Chrysler01_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_Belt95Chrysler02_1.jpg



To replace the water pump, you need to remove the timing belt.

Removal
1. Disconnect negative battery cable from jumper terminal. Remove upper radiator crossmember (may also be referred to as the engine compartment support). Remove electric cooling fan module with fans.
2. Remove accessory drive belts. Hold crankshaft damper stationary while removing center bolt.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_TimingBelt95ChryslerLHS_1.jpg



Use gear puller to remove crankshaft damper. Remove the A/C belt guide/lift bracket.
3. Remove lower timing belt cover. Remove stamped steel (right side) timing belt cover. DO NOT remove the sealer on the stamped steel cover, as it is reusable.
4. Remove cast (left side) timing belt cover. If reusing old timing belt, mark belt direction of rotation for reinstallation.
5. Rotate crankshaft to align crankshaft sprocket timing mark with TDC mark on oil pump housing. Align camshaft sprockets with marks on rear covers.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_TimingBelt95ChryslerLHS02_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_TimingBelt95ChryslerLHS03_1.jpg



6. Remove timing belt tensioner. Store with plunger facing up.
Remove timing belt.

CAUTION: The following procedure can only be used if camshaft sprockets have NOT been loosened or removed. If camshaft sprockets have been removed, special tools and timing procedure are required.
CAUTION: Align camshaft sprockets between marks on rear belt covers before removing timing belt, or damage to valves and pistons may occur.
CAUTION: When aligning timing marks, always rotate engine by turning crankshaft. Failure to do so will result in valve and/or piston damage.
CAUTION: When timing belt tensioner is removed from engine, always store tensioner with plunger facing up.
Page 1 of 1 TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT - 3.2L & 3.5L -1995 Chrysler LHS 9/15/2008
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Monday, September 15th, 2008 AT 7:26 AM
Tiny
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This is exactly the diagrams I was looking for, thank you so much. I am very impressed with your site and will use it for all future questions, thank you again!
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Monday, September 15th, 2008 AT 3:07 PM
Tiny
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You are welcomed and all these are courtesy of and Chrysler :)
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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 AT 6:58 AM
Tiny
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My new problem involves the harmonic balancer, which I need to remove somehow to get to the water pump etc. I have bought the puller for the harmonic balancer, but I cannot break it loose to be able to apply the puller, any suggestions or hints? Thanks again!
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Monday, September 22nd, 2008 AT 10:59 AM
Tiny
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Hi acaill00,

I don't see any harmonic balancer in the diagram.
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
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Sorry, I am a girl, my husband called it the harmonic balancer, and I suppose it is actually the crankshaft damper.
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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Hi acaill00,

If you have an impact wrench, it would not be a problem.

You need something to hold the damper while unloosening the bolt. Try your local Autozone, I believe they have a type of bar that is used for holding pulleys and you can rent it.

You can fabricate your own use an old belt seated in the pulley and using a piece of wood to hold while you turn the pulley to lock the belt and proceed with removal of the bolt.

I have seen people using the starter to crank it loose.
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 AT 10:00 AM

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