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Dubjo353

Dubjo353 7/8/2011

2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 4 Cyl 2.40L

Engine

How to change the water pump in a dodge stratus 2.4L 2004

I really need step by step instructions on this one.

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yboy82

yboy82 7/8/2011

Removal

You should disconnect negative battery cable. And then drain cooling system.

Remove timing belt, camshaft sprockets, and rear timing belt cover. Remove water pump to engine attaching screws.

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yboy82 7/8/2011

Installation

You should install new O-ring gasket in water pump body O-ring groove. You have to make sure the O-ring is properly seated in water pump groove before tightening screws. An improperly located O-ring may cause damage to the O-ring and cause a coolant leak.


And then assemble pump body to block and tighten screws to 105 in-lb (12 Nm). Rotate pump by hand to check for freedom of movement.

Install rear timing belt cover, camshaft sprockets, and timing belt. And then fill cooling system.

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yboy82

Dubjo353 7/8/2011

Ok i understand that and thank you for your answer,
but upon looking at the engine, do i have to drop the engine in order to get to the water pump?

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