Question about Dodge Intrepid
Good luck! I can't type out the entire process but you need alot of tools,some chrysler only tools,a good manual,since you never did it before,coolant,the pump,new timing belt,a torque wrench for the timing belt tensioner,etc. Leave it to a pro.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
I hav a dodge intrepid and the water pump is on the side of the block how hard is it to change
Posted on Sep 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
As far as I can tell the water pump is driven by the timing belt. You must pull the main crank pulley and the timing cover. Remove timing belt. You can now remove the water pump. Good idea to replace timing belt and timing belt idler and gaskets at the same time.
You may have got the timing out of adjustment. Hopefully it was not enough to cause the intake/exhaust valves to hit the piston heads. In that case you may have "totaled" the vehicle since the repair costs will probably exceed value of vehicle.
Here is what you can do.
Call the Dodge dealer and find out if the timing belt breaks will the piston hit the valves. If not you are safe since it would be a "freewheeling" engine.
Else you may have problems.
Look at the crankshaft pulley and camshaft pullley. See if they both will line up with marks on the engine block at the same time.
If you did not turn the camshaft pulley more that a few notches out of adjustment you may be ok and it can be reset.
When you try to start it, it probably turns over very fast. That's because you have no compression with the valves open.
Get a repair manual from the library. It free.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
the water pump is timing chain driven and to replace it requires serious disassembly of the engine. it is a 13 + hour job and is not for the casual mechanic
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
try the crankshaft sensor. it is on the transmission bell housing on the passenger side. You could also check for codes by turning the key to the on then off 3 times (DO NOT START THE ENGINE) and it will give you any stored codes in the mileage display
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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 sure.you will need anti freeze of course as well
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
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