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Replace water pump in 2002 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Engine

My mechanic friend has identified the defective water pump but we need to get some details on removing/replacing it...he hasn't worked on this model before. Can anyone provide schematics/instructions? Also, is it a good idea to replace the timing chain and resistors while doing this since it will more easily accessible at this time?

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First off, you need to label all of the electrical and vacuum lines connecting to the intake manifold. This will make reassembly much easier. Then, there is a torque sequence to be used during disassembly and reassembly.2cf4be0.gif
This image is of the TIGHTENING SEQUENCE. Reverse this to take the manifold off. This is important so that the upper intake manifold is not warped at all, which would decrease the quality of the seal. Be careful during disassembly and reassembly to avoid bending any lines or tubes. If things are in your way, disconnect them rather than pushing them to the side. This will avoid pinching inner linings which cannot be seen visually.

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a timing belt. the water pump uses it to turn it and you got to take it off to change the pump anyway so you might as well get a new one.also the hydralic timing belt tensioner should be replaced at the same time just to be will need anti freeze of course as well

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there will be a bolt in the center of the pulley and it will need to be removed and you will need a puller to remov the pulley. the pulley needs to come off evenly or it will bind, this i why you need thepuller, you should be able to get a cheap one for about $ 25.00 . when you go to get one tell them at the store what you need the puller for so you get the correct one. this puller is also good for removing steering wheels.
How ever the timing chain cover seal should not have water coming out of it. it sounds more like a head gasket or a frost plug.

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Yes, you can change it yourself and yes that is a reasonable estimate on the labor.

That being said, let me explain. The timing chain is a very important part. It controls the timing of the intake and exhaust valves opening and closing at the right time in relation to the pistons moving up and down in the cylinders. If you make a very small mistake in changing the timing chain, you will cause major engine damage. On top of that, it is not very easy to get to in the first place.

I would recommend getting a second opinion from another dealership, but if you are asking this question then I would recommend having a professional do the work. It is likely to be less expensive in the long run.

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Hi there;

Here is a picture of the timing marks for the 2002 2.7L intrepid engine.

Hope this helps

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