1998 Dodge Durango water pump and pulley

Tiny
J.S.HARRISON
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  • 1998 DODGE DURANGO
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1998 Dodge Durango V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

I'm tight on cash and now I know my water pump is out I have to fix it myself I have tools but how exactly would I go about changing my water pump and the pulley
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 AT 9:24 AM

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Tiny
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To better assist you please tell me your engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
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My durango is a 5.2 liter and the 8th number of my vin is the letter y
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 AT 1:05 PM
Tiny
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Here is the info you requested.

WATER PUMP

Removal

CAUTION: After removing fan clutch assembly, DO NOT store fan clutch with rear of shaft pointing downward. Silicone fluid from fan clutch may drain into fan drive bearing, causing lubricant failure.

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.

Installation

To install, reverse removal procedure using NEW gasket. Tighten bolts to specification. 30 foot pounds. Fill system with coolant. Ensure accessory drive belt is installed in original direction to ensure proper rotation of water pump.


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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 4:39 PM
Tiny
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Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


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Friday, February 20th, 2009 AT 4:41 PM

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