Question about 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
There is a leak in the bypass hose spout behind the water pump housing. The spout that the hose connects to is cracked. How do I repair that?
I have a perminent better solution to this problem. The broken part is out there however, its on "back order". The fix that I have done is to remove the water pump and "punch" out the broken piece from above. Then use a 3/8" pipe thread tap and put threads in that hole. Go to your nearest auto parts house and purchase a "heater hose nipple". Then, with a deep well socket and a long extention, thread the nipple in. Install the hose and clamp it at both ends. You can tap that hole because its cast aluminum.
Posted on Dec 20, 2010
Is it a 3.0L v6? if so, then you need to remove the intake manifold i believe..if not, then try to take out the throttle body first, then un bolt the bracket for the hose to the transmission, and pull the pipe out that way....install new o-ring, use a lube to install back into water pump..
if its a 3.3L then you will need to see where the other end of the hose goes and remove any bolts and the procedure should be the same...if not, then you may need to remove the timing cover...
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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