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Lay out a drop cloth underneath the Dodge Intrepid to
protect the floor from coolant spills. Designate an area to lay out each
part alongside its bolts and connecting hoses and wires. Use a drop
cloth here as well, some of the parts will have traces of grease and
Disconnect the negative battery cable, using a screwdriver
to unscrew the clamp that secures the cable to the negative (-) post.
Pull the cable away from the battery post.
Use a jack to elevate the Dodge Intrepid and jack stands to
shore up the jack. Release the pressure in the radiator by removing the
cap. Take out the drain plug located underneath the radiator. Catch the
coolant in a resealable container
Use a grease pencil to mark on the timing belt its position
in each pulley before removal. This will save time when reinstalling.
If needed, replace the timing belt and skip marking the old one.
Remove the Damaged Pump
Locate the water pump on the Dodge Intrepid. It's mounted on
the front of the engine block and connected to the radiator and various
other parts through a series of hoses. It's rotated by the timing belt.
Study these parts, as you'll have to remove them.
Disconnect or remove the parts in front of the water pump,
using an adjustable wrench. In the most common Dodge Intrepid
engine--the 2.7L--you'll find, in order: the upper radiator crossmember,
fan module, accessory drive belts, crankshaft damper, timing cover,
timing chain and guide wires.
Unbolt the water pump from the engine block, using an
adjustable wrench. You may have to use a chisel to gently break the seal
between the mount and the pump. Discard both the pump and the bolts.
Clean off the mounting area with a shop rag.
Install the New Pump
Inspect the new water pump to ensure it's identical to the old pump and free of any metal splinters or debris.
Arrange the new water pump on the mount. You won't need
sealant for the o-ring on a Dodge Intrepid. Hold the water pump and
o-ring in place as you secure it with the new bolts. Tighten them with a
torque wrench to 105 inch pounds torque in any order.
Install the timing belt and wires, using the grease pencil
marks to guide you in installation. Install the rest of the parts in the
order removed. The camshaft must be reconnected with a torque wrench at
125 foot pounds torque.
Replace the radiator's drain plug and refill the radiator
with the amount and type of coolant specified in your owner's manual.
Release the jack and jack stands.
Attach the negative battery cable to the post and tighten
the screw on the clamp. Crank the Dodge Intrepid's engine and check for
leaks. Then, close the hood.
it could be the fan is faulty, you need to check how much voltage is getting to the fan, if is is getting 12-14 volts it is faulty & needs to be replaced if not you may have a wiring problem, check all the wiring & connectors.......hope this helps.......cheers.
It all depends. Your car will stall due to overheating. The cheapest way to find out, replace the thermostat. Pay attention to the directions on installation so you do not end up installing it upside down.
After doing this....see how your vehicle runs. If it still runs hot, then your pump may be the culprit.