Water pump replacement

Tiny
STERLING EMERY
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  • 1996 DODGE AVENGER
  • 2.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 115,000 MILES
Can I replace the water pump without removing harmonic balancer? Very limited on tools and resources.
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 4:55 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

No, you cannot. The front cover has to be removed to access the pump and the cover is behind the balancer.

It would be highly recommended to replace the bet since you are at that point. You need to release the belt to remove it.

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

Roy
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 5:18 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks. The balancer has been very difficult to remove the bolt is on pretty tight even with an impact it doesn't want to break free.
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 5:28 AM
Tiny
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Yep. They are supposed to be very tight.

Spray it down with some lube and keep working with it.

Roy
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 5:35 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks. I appreciate the help and advice.
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 5:40 AM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 5:55 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

This video shows how to remove a harmonic balancer:

https://youtu.be/NZIMNkLxCMA

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 AT 12:34 PM

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