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Re: I want to replace the timing belt bearing on my Pt...
This job is very time consuming.
Since the water pump is driven off the timing belt, it isn't much harder then doing a timing belt.
When I changed the pump on my 2.4 neon, I learned a few lessons.
One disconnect the passenger and front motor mounts. It will help create space to remove the passenger motor mount bracket.
Have a good crank pulley puller and a source of heat. A crank puller wasn't strong enough to pull my pulley off. Add heat and it came off with ease.
Those were my two biggest wastes of time when I changed my pump. I think your biggest headache will be the A/C lines. I don't have A/C in my neon, but I've pulled some parts from cars with it. It is a pain to work around.
The rest is pretty easy. If you are doing a water pump, think about a new timing belt tensioner
You can download a PDF file of the Neon/SRT4 manual there. It will tell you how to do a waterpump on the 2.4
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Before you attempt that job make sure you go in and take a look at the UTUBE HOW TO REPLACE THAT ON YOUR PT CRUSIOR might be a little more to it then you think..however your answer is no...once you get the belt tensioner on...just done my timing belt..good luck
A water pump on any auto making noise is a sign of bearing failure on the water pump drive stem. The only remedy is to have the water pump replaced or replace it yourself. The bearing gets water intrusion or dries out and the bearing fails. The water pump is not expensive but labor costs can be substantial depending upon the location of the water pump. Many water pumps are driven by the timing belt on smaller cars. Gaining access to the water pump often involves removing the timing belt cover and the timing belt. Failure to reinstall the timing belt in the exact same position as it was removed can cause catastrophic engine failure. Without your vehicle make and model this response is generic most vehicles.
Usually replace spark plugs some require distributor cap and rotor and wires oil and filter transmission service timing belt replace air and fuel filters change coolant and brake fluid and a cabin filter if required in your car
This is a fairly large job and it should only be done by someone that has some experience with this engine. The fit is very tight in the PT Cruiser and will involve jacking the engine up and down and a lot of screwing around trying to get all of the engine cover bolts out etc.
I would not even attempt to do this job without a good manual.
It is best if you replace the timing belt, belt tensioner, and idler pulleys while the job is being done.
The water pump is in the front of the engine and is run off of the timing belt.
If you look online at this picture: http://img.neons.org/archives/99RTproject7.jpg you will see that it is on the bottom of the engine on the right.
Bring it to a reputable shop that backs their work as it is easy to make a mistake on this job.