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Have antifreeze leak bottom of my dodge dekota sport1997 pick up

Believe its the water pump, need to change out the pump , i can afford the part but i cant afford the mechanic , so I want to know how to fix the problem myself.

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  • tatevix May 31, 2009

    engine size is 3.9 L, V6

  • tatevix Jun 01, 2009

    after we fix it tomorrow, we will leave positive feedback

  • Greg Margossian
    Greg Margossian May 11, 2010

    Please post back with engine size. Thank you.



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  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable(s).
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  4. Remove the lower radiator hose (except Diesel).
  5. Disconnect the heater hose from the pump, if fitted.
  6. Remove the upper radiator hose.
  7. Remove the fan and shroud assembly.
  8. On engines except 4.7L, remove the four water pump pulley bolts and remove the pulley.
  9. Remove the heater hose pipe mounting bolt, if fitted.
  10. On engines except 4.7L, loosen the bypass hose clamp at the water pump.
  11. Remove the seven water pump mounting bolts

There you go. Best of luck on your repair.

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Need engine size will email you step by step with photos send info to 2wd or 4 wd?

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