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95 jeep cherokee 4.0 water pump weep hole leak

Just wanted to know where to start. i'm changing the water pump my self so i would like to get an idea where to start. i'm currently looking for a manuel with no luck so far.

does the radiater need to come out?

please help, if i could get some step by step info, i would be very greatful

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  • ezazel01 Jan 27, 2009

    thanks for looking

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    99 jeep cherokee classic timing belt, water pump issue, how to change? where to start?



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If i'm not mistake that's a forward mounted motor... remove the rad to be on the safe side... if a tool slips you can easily damage the rad... i think i may be able to find you a manual... i'll look later tonite.


Posted on Jan 26, 2009

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 27, 2009

    First be aware of this warning

    CAUTION: The 4.0L engine has a reverse (counterclockwise)

    rotating water pump. The letter R is

    stamped into the back of the water pump impeller

    (Fig. 25) to identify. Engines from previous model

    years, depending upon application, may be

    equipped with a forward (clockwise) rotating water

    pump. Installation of the wrong water pump will

    cause engine over heating.

    is clean, drain coolant into a clean container for


    (1) Disconnect negative battery cable at battery.

    (2) Drain the cooling system.

    (3) Vehicles with 4.0L 6-cylinder engine

    equipped with A/C or heavy duty cooling system:

    (4) Loosen (but do not remove at this time) the

    four water pump pulley-to-water pump hub mounting

    bolts (Fig. 26).

    (5) Vehicles with 4.0L 6-cylinder engine without

    A/C or heavy duty cooling system:

    (6) Loosen (but do not remove at this time) the

    four fan hub-to-water pump pulley mounting nuts

    (Fig. 27).

    NOTE: The engine accessory drive belt must be

    removed prior to removing the fan (if installed at

    pump) or fan pulley.

    (7) Remove engine drive belt.

    (8) Remove power steering pump

    Remove heater hose from water pump fitting.

    (10) Remove four nuts or bolts previously loosened

    and remove the fan blade assembly and pulley (if fan

    is installed at pump), or remove the pulley from the


    (11) After removing fan blade/viscous fan drive

    assembly, do not place thermal viscous fan drive in

    horizontal position. If stored horizontally, silicone

    fluid in viscous fan drive could drain into its bearing

    assembly and contaminate lubricant.


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Jan 27, 2009

    a little hazy on whether you do need to remove the power steering pump to get at the water pump but it will become appearent to you as you go along.

    As i've taken the time to assist you please take a moment to bump up this rating to a fixya.. thanks



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