2001 Jeep Laredo engine coolant leaks

  • 2001 JEEP LAREDO
Engine Cooling problem
2001 Jeep Laredo 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 133 00 miles

looks like its coming from the pump, cant get to all the bolts. Can I do it my self or is it a big job. Leaks when I park
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 8:03 AM

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Here you go buddy follow this and you can do it yes you can.
Removal & Installation

2.5L And 4.0L Engines

The 2.5L and 4.0L engines covered use a reverse rotation water pump. The letter R is stamped on the impeller to identify. Engines from previous years may be equipped with forward rotation water pumps. Installation of the wrong water pump will cause engine over heating.
Reverse rotation water pump" 2.5L and 4.0L engines
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this manual.
Drain the cooling system.
Remove or disconnect the following:NOTE
Some 4.0L engines are equipped with a fan clutch that threads Directly on to the water pump shaft. This fan clutch is equipped with right-hand threads. NOTE
Do not store the fan clutch assembly horizontally, silicone may leak into the bearing grease and cause contamination. NOTE
One of the water pump bolts is longer than the others. Note the location for reassembly.
Negative battery cable
Electric cooling fan connector
Accessory drive belt
Engine cooling fan and pulley
Water pump pulley
Power steering pump
Lower radiator hose from the water pump
Heater hose
Water pump and discard the gasket
To install:

Clean the mating surfaces of all gasket material.
Install or connect the following:
Water pump using a new gasket. Torque the bolts to 17 ft. Lbs. (23 Nm).
Heater hose
Lower radiator hose
Water pump pulley. Torque the bolts to 20 ft. Lbs. (27 Nm).
Power steering pump
Engine cooling fan and shroud. Torque the bolts to 31 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
Accessory drive belt
Electric cooling fan connector
Negative battery cable
Fill and bleed the cooling system.
Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 AT 9:20 PM

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