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#1 Old 06-09-2009, 07:16 PM
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water pump replacement 6.1

Hey guys,
Is there a write up on how to replace the water pump? Mine just went out due to the coolant gunk I think. didn't get the coolant gunk till now and I have 62,000 miles on my SRT.

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Its too simple to write up.
remove the lower cover, drain the cooling system, remove the belt, remove the upper radiator hose, remove the upper metal hose, remove the bolts, replace, fill system with new coolant and distilled water done
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how do I remove the belt and where is the water pump? I have no idea what it looks like.
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how do I remove the belt and where is the water pump? I have no idea what it looks like.
Google it????


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Is this the waterpump?
I did google it trust me. And couldn't find anything specific to the charger, found plenty on the hemi trucks, thats about it. but thanks for your help
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HOPE THIS HELPS.W/P REMOVAL.DRAIN COOLANT BEFORE REMOVING
1.Disconnect negative battery cable.2.Drain cooling system (Refer to 07 - Cooling - Standard Procedure) .3.Remove radiator fan assembly (Refer to 07 - Cooling/Engine/FAN, Cooling - Removal) .4.Remove accessory drive belt (Refer to 07 - Cooling/Accessory Drive/BELT, Serpentine - Removal) 5.Remove thermostat (Refer to 07 - Cooling/Engine/THERMOSTAT - Removal)


NOTE: The water pump mounting bolts (2) are different lengths. Note the location of the water pump mounting bolts (2). 6.Remove water pump mounting bolts (2) and remove water pump (1).

RADIATOR FAN REMOVAL
REMOVAL


1.Disconnect negative battery cable.2.Partially drain cooling system (Refer to 07 - Cooling - Standard Procedure) .3.Remove upper radiator hose (3).4.Disconnect cooling fan electrical connector (2).5.Remove cooling fan mounting bolts.6.Remove radiator cooling fan assembly (1) from vehicle.7.Remove fan blade from fan motor.8.Remove fan motor from cooling fan shroud.

BELT REMOAVAL AND ROUTE CHART
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CAUTION: Do not let the tensioner arm snap back to the freearm position, sever damage may occur to the tensioner.
1.Rotate accessory drive belt tensioner (6) counterclockwise until it contacts it's stop. Remove accessory drive belt, then slowly rotate the tensioner into the freearm position.


So the instructions say i have to remove the fan assembly. Seems like you guys said I just had to remove the belt and the pump.

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Bringing this back from the dead. So is this pretty easy to do? My pump is leaking coolant around the seal. Anything I should look out for before I swap it out this weekend?


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One generic tip for removing and reinstalling items that have varying length bolts is this.

Before starting, get a scrap piece of cardboard, or styrofoam. Use a marker to draw a rough outline of the part, putiting small circles for each bolt, number them if you need to. Then, as you remove each blot, push it into the matching hole in the carboard or foam.

This way, come reassembly, theres no doubt about which bolt goes where.

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I swapped it out, and yes what GLHS said would help a great deal. What I did is got the new water pump, and everybolt I took off i put it on the new waterpump so I would know where they are to go when installing. I replaced my water pump in about 2 hrs.
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Why does your water pump need replacing?!?!?!
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