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How do you replace the water pump on a 1999 Plymouth Neon?

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2011-09-12 21:07:10
2011-09-12 21:07:10

it's located behind the timing belt on DOHC engines, and more than likely the same on SOHC engines.if you're a novice, DO NOT ATTEMPT. there will not be much room to work in. REMEMBER TO DRAIN THE COOLING SYSTEM FIRST!! This process can take a long time so plan to do it when you have at least 6 hours or more1 support the engine2 remove motor mount at timing belt cover3 remove cover4 you will need to remove the timing belt and tensioner(you will need to compress the tensioner with a vice before reinstall) there is a small hole in the side of the tensioner so that you may place an Allen wrench through it to hold the tensioner in a compressed position. Also, this would be a good time to install a new timing belt.5 remove and replace your water pump.6 reinstall the tensioner, then belt7 finish the reinstallation process

that was the down and dirty version, if you need better instructions, i suggest buying a Haynes Manual.

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