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The water pump is driven off of the timing belt. (No joke). If you do this job, replace the timing belt, water pump and front motor oil seal (crankshaft) while you are at it. You will have to jack up the car, remove the right wheel and wheel well to get access to the front of the engine. Take off the motor mounts, drive belts, crankshaft pulley, harmonic balancer (you will have to make a tool for this) and more. It ain't easy. It took me three days by myself to get it apart (of course, bolts were frozen). It only took one day to put it back together with my brother's help. DEFINITELY get a second pair of hands, I wasted a lot of time just jacking the engine up and down trying to get to things. You will have to have a manual for this job, don't even attempt it without one.
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right side of engine under all that stuff you see and while you are there might as well change the timimg belt. approx. 6 hrs by a pro --- Well, I'm no pro so it took me longe…r than 6 hours. A couple good things to note though. You will need to make a special tool out of some angle iron in order to hold the harmonic balancer in place while removing the main crankshaft bolt. The balancer is cast so don't pry against the center ridge; it will break. The water pump lives behind the timing covers (3 parts if I remember). I heavily recommend replacing the timing belt since it has to come off anyway. While removing the belt and the water pump, try not to accidentally bump the cam shafts. With the preasure from the valve springs, they are spring loaded to turn to one side or the other. Once the camshafts have been moved, it is possible to set them back to center but not very easy. When replacing the timing belt, as always, it has to sit perfect on the teeth of all three gears(2 cams & 1 crank). One problem I had after the repair was complete was it kept throwing serpentine belts. I found the power steering pump was mounted and tigntened to the block before the bracket. The bracket bolts should be tightened first then the block bolts.
Not an easy job. Get a manual on your car from AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM.
The process of replacing the water pump varies dependig upon the engine size Please post the engine size and will try to provide you with the needed steps
The best test is a pressure test. Most shops or auto parts stores have a pressure test unit that goes onwhere your radiator cap goes and you pump it up to the psi of your cap …13 psi. Then you look for leaks on your cooling system. Auto Zone has tools like this for free to rent. You let them hold some money use the tool bring it back in one piece and get your money back.
The water pump is driven by the timing belt on our '92 Dynasty 3.0 V-6, which I would assume is similar if not the same as a '93. You must remove a/c compressor, power steeri…ng pump, and front engine mount to access the timing belt and water pump. I would recommend a detailed repair manual to go by. It took me about 12 hours over two days to access and change the water pump and timing belt.
This is not an easy job. Get a manual on your car and it will help on the next repair.
Water Pump Location Located in the V of the cylinder banks, driven by the timing belt.
Is this a 3.0 litre? a 3.3 litre engine? If it's a 3.3 litre engine like I have, you have to raise the front end up high enough to sit under unfortunately. You have to be abl…e to reach a plate with two bolts beneath the alternator to release it to be freed from the top, and no matter how much a contortionist you are, you CANNOT do it from the top. One the lower bar is unbolted, you can remove the alternator from the mounting plate and plugs... and while you're down there...replace the three plugs you skipped the last time you did a tune up because you couldn't reach them ;-)
Since they don't list this part at any of the online stores, I would suggest removeing the hose & it's clamps, bring it all to the parts store, then have them make the best s…uggestion on what to purchase. Bring the new stuff home, and put it on where you removed the original. go to a parts story and ask for a bypass for the type of car it is for.
For simple replacement instructions (each engine size has different procedures): -you must wait until the engine is completely cool before beginning -drain the… cooling system -remove the splash shield under right front fender for easy acess (except for 2.6l remove the drivebelt) -loosen the clamps and disconnect the hoses (you might have to replace them) -then install if identical with the proper sealant ...if you have an air conditioner dont disconnect the hoses!... and other know hows like powers steering pumps
water pump on this 3.0 is driven with the timing belt. it is internal water pump you will have to set your timing before you start replace your timing belt if it is worn out.
look at my bio page i gave info on this to another question like your.is your motor a vg30e or ve30de this makes a difference in the application detail....buddy mack
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Answer Depending on engine its pretty simple... for the 2.5 its: First u drain the coolant. Remove Serpintine belt Remove the A/C Compressor and k…eep it out of the way with someone such as rope or a bungee cord, whatever you might have to keep it up and out of the way... Remove Alternator. Remove the main mounting bracket that holds the AC Compresser and Alternator on. Remove the 3 bolts holding the water pump housing to the engine block. Now all you have to do is remove the water pump from the water pump housing then do this in reverse. Installing the new gaskets and such.
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How much would it cost to replace a water pump and timing with labor for a 3.0L 98 Plymouth Voyager minivan Caravan clone?
Here in Montreal (West Island) it will cost about $600 CAD. Might be a bit more or less in the US. The issue here is that if the belt breaks, it will take out the engine prett…y much. So, if it's time to get it done do it right away without delay. Another issue with this engine. Dodge stopped using it in I think 2003 as when it gets about 100K miles on it, it starts burning oil and there is nothing really you can do about it unless you want to rebuild the thing. Not worth it as the van is not now worth the cost of doing this. It's too bad really -- I like my caravan but now when I drive it, I smell the oil burning as it hits the muffler...It should be okay as long as you keep an eye on the oil...like ever 800 to 1000 miles check it. Also CHECK YOUR TRANSMISSION FLUID. This can be another issue for this van. If it needs fluid, there is a leak since the fluid does not get "used up". So keep an eye on that as well. You do want to be sure it does not leak on the muffler as most trans. fluid is closer to something like diesel fuel and can be flammable. One other issue with this and many Chrysler autos - crappy printed circuit boards in the dash - sometimes all your gauges will go down..speedometer, fuel gauge etc. This will also cause your "Check Engine" light to come on. You can often get the gauges working again by banging your fist on the top of the dash above your instrument panel..a bit to the right most often will do it. A new printed circuit board is about $250 dollars US plus the cost of finding the bad one and replacing it all. Not easy since there are many to check at what, $60 to 70 dollars an hour? I just continue to bang my dash...I only need to get two more years out of this one before I get another car...which will not be a Chrysler product...You have to know that if repair places like the one I go to know all these problems across the board, then the auto maker knows to and does nothing to fix it. Just like the oxidation on the chrome wheels of the Sebring and such...makes the tires lose air and they won't fix the problem. To bad for them as they will continue to lose business to Ford, Toyota and other car makers like Suzuki.
It is located behind the timing belt. Timing belt must be removed to access the pump. Replace timing belt.
If you just buy the water pump it does not come with a timing belt, but the timing belt does have to be removed to access the water pump. You should replace the timing belt at… this time. They do make timing belt kits with water pumps. I change several timing belt/water pumps every month. I recommend using Contitech timing kits. Contitech part number TB139K1 is a kit that comes with the timing belt and tension pulley. Purchase a good quality water pump separately, DO NOT use remanufactured water pumps. I use GMB brand water pumps. You will also want to purchase two camshaft oil seals, and a crankshaft oil seal(These seals can only be accessed with the timing belt off) I use Timken seals or Felpro seal sets. If you change all these parts while you have the car apart you will not have to worry about this service for a very long time.