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I got coolant pouring from the most bottom of my crankshaft on a 96 dodge intrepid. The secondary belt that pulls the water pump and air is gone. I'd like to know what caused this and how much the repair might be? Plus I checked all hoses and tranny lines they seem to be ok.

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    corey whydoyouask Jul 10, 2008

    thankx alot bro i appreciate it

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If you have a 2.7 engine, your water pump is in need of replacement bad. It's located behind the timing cover and is turned by the timing chain. When the water pump goes out, coolant pours out in the inside of the timing belt and into the oil pan leaving the same water in the oil look as if you had a blown headgasket.

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    Lee Quiroz Jul 10, 2008

    I forgot to mention that the cost of the fix, depending on how much the shop labor rate is, is usually around $900.00 to $1200.00. You can do it yourself if you follow the step-by-step instruction in the Haynes or Chilton's repair manuals. I prefer Haynes manuals. Do give yourself plenty of time to do this, it is a very time consuming job.

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    • 1 Lay out a drop cloth underneath the Dodge Intrepid to protect the floor from coolant spills. Designate an area to lay out each part alongside its bolts and connecting hoses and wires. Use a drop cloth here as well, some of the parts will have traces of grease and coolant.
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Read more: How to Install a Water Pump in a Dodge Intrepid ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4508707_install-water-pump-dodge-intrepid.html#ixzz29Q1ZC1uZ

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