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How to replace a water pump on a 1999 dodge

I have a coolant leak above the harmonic balancer. The coolant drips onto the balancer and it appears to be leaking from the water pump. Although, it's difficult to see the exactly. I also see a 1 to 1 1/2 inch hose near the top of the water pump. It could be the source to, but I believe it to be the water pump.

How do I replace a water pump on a 1999 dodge durango?

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So i just replaced my water pump today on the same car, mine is a 5.9 magnum. I drained the whole system before i started working on it, next you have to take off the fan, if you look on the inner side of the fan there is a big nut there, in order to loosen that i put to bolts into the holes on the water pump pulley and used a thin screwdriver for leverage, while putting pressure on that, i loosened the nut, be careful not to slip cuz those fan blades are dangerous. but once you have removed that nut from the pulley take out the four bolts holding on the housing, pull the fan and the housing out at the same time. next remove the belt, after that is done, disconnect the hoses from the water pump, there are three, one on each side and one on top. there are a total of eight bolts holding the pump on, keep track of them because they are different sizes. But that is how i removed mine. It was all farely simple i am a girl and i managed to do it so i think you should be fine. Hope it works for you becuase it didnt work for me, i now think that it is my head leaking, if you know anything about that let me know.

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The drips you are seeing come from the weepage hole in the water pump, sounds to me like the water pump is bad and should be replaced.

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    to replace the pump, get yourself the haynes manual for the truck from any auto repair store, they have step by step instructions how to do it, I have a 2000 durango and i know those better then other years, hope this helps you out.



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