You can get a special loaner tool from Autozone that spans the nuts mention below. Even with the tool, it is still very hard. It took me over 8 hours just to get the fan off of mine.AnswerI usually get good results using a BIG screwdriver or a crowbar, and sticking it between two of the nuts to help keep the fan from moving, Its just takes a little playing around with answertake a piece of 1/4 flat steel. aprox. 1 inch wide, 12 to 16 inches long... drill a hole in it, a half inch from the end, make the hole the same diameter as the bolt size of the fan... remove a fan bolt and attach the flat steel bar to the fan, by using the bolt... use it as a wedge on the other fan bolts head to keep the fan from turning... take an 1 1/2 inch wrench or a hammer and chisel to "pop" the large nut loose answerI took some wire I had and went through the/a hole in the water pump pulley and up around a bolt sticking out, did that about 4 times, then wrapped some of it around the center for some re-inforcement. This held that still while I used a large channel Lock to remove the fan. I used needle nose pliers to maneuver the wire out from behind the pulley. AnswerI found a way to do this job in just a couple of minutes, and very easily. My Dakota is a '98 but I expect any of the 2nd generation Dakotas with the 3.9 would work this same way. You will need two tools: a large rubber strap wrench (mine is a Sears / Craftsman) and either a wrench or very large channel locks pliers to grab the fan nut. Just FYI, the fan nut rotates counterclockwise, the normal direction, to loosen it. The threads are not reversed.
1. Take the serpentine belt off the engine.
2. Put the rubber strap wrench around the water pump pulley. (I don't know if it matters which way you attach it but if it doesn't work the first way, it will work the other way.) With the strap wrench on the pulley, turn the pulley counterclockwise until the strap wrench bumps into the crankshaft pulley. Now the pulley can't turn any further.
3. Stand by the passenger side fender and put the wrench or channel locks on the fan nut and pull towards you. The strap wrench will keep the pulley from turning and you can gently pull on the wrench a little harder each time until the nut breaks free. I think it took me about three little pulls. After reading what a nightmare job this would be I was more than a bit pleased to find an easy way to do it.
If you have to get a strap wrench, they aren't that expensive and are good to have anyhow. Believe me, you'd be better off to do this approach from the start than to spend hours and hours fighting this issue any other way I've read.
The guy that changed the pump on the 98 Chevy Truck helped me on my 97 Dakota.
All weep-hole's should be on the bottom center of the water pump
Drain the anti-freeze from the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 cooling system. Remove the water return hose from the water pump. Remove the water pump retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new water pump.
go to a mechanic lol
Follow the lower radiator hose from the radiator. It should connect to the water pump on the engine.
It is in the tank, part of the fuel pump module.
There is none. Chrysler products do not have an inertia switch.
It transfers the crankshaft rotation to the alternator, water pump, ac compressor, and power steering pump.
The water pump is inside the passenger side of the engine, driven by the timing belt.
on top of the water pump. left to right looking at the engine ; alternator,water pump slightly lower, compresser ,your thermostat is on top the water pump between the alt. and compresser on top the water pump
The only fuel filter is inside the tank, part of the pump module.
The fuel pump relay on a 1988 Dodge Dakota truck is located in the engine compartment, near the fire wall. It is contained in a water tight box which houses a number of relays and fuses.
the water pump runs off the timing belt....you have to remove the timing belt cover to access the water pump
its inside the oil pan need to lift engine to get in there due to the chassis bridge
go rent the tool for your parts supply place
"Does the top or bottom heater hose from the firewall go to the water pump on a 1991 Dodge Dakota V6?" The top heater hose from the firewall goes to the water pump and the bottom hose from the firewall goes to the top of the block where the temperature thermostat housing is located.
The easiest way to remove a bypass hose on a Dodge is to cut it off with a sharp knife. The hose is cheap, I replace it with every water pump.
pass. side, on engine. Driven by the timing belt.
A Dodge Dakota does not have a reset button. The fuel system is computer controlled with relays.