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Replacing a 2005 dodge caravan water pump

It is so close to the frame, i had to break the fins off the old one to get it out. the new one i cant get in.

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Undo the front motor mount with engine on a jack to support motor the let jack down or up to gain needed clearance to put new pump in

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That is what I did. I had to break the fins on the waterpump to get it out. The replacement one is smaller and it fits right in place. Quite easily, (unless you broke one of the screws off trying to take the waterpump off)

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