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Question by  blink (23)

How do you replace a water pump in a Dodge Intrepid?

I need to replace my water pump in my Dodge Intrepid.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

Remove the drive belt and the pulley from the old pump. Then remove the mounting bolts. You'll have to pry it off because of the gasket, and then scrape off the old gasket with a putty knife. Apply the new gasket, install the new water pump, and reassemble.


Answer by  MechMan3 (885)

Go to a mechanic. If this is a 3. 5L engine an amateur should definitely not try it. If it's a 3. 3L you can do it.


Answer by  MuthuMeenakshiSundaram (23)

You take out the electric fans, belts and pull the harmonic balancer off take trimming cover off, timing belt. Water pump is located in between the cams.


Answer by  DRAZON (102)

Disconnect the negative battery cable, Drain the radiator. mark the timing belt on each pulley before removal. remove the water pump. It's mounted on the front of the engine block


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It is actually pretty easy just take the bolts out and remove the old one and as you are doing itpay close attention to how it was in ther then install the new one. The hardest part is usually the serpantine belt that has to be romoved.


Answer by  laura27 (1216)

Mechanic should do it if its a 3.5l. But if its a 3.3L you can do it. Electric fans, belts, harmonic balance, timing cover/timing belt take off lastly the pump.


Answer by  Steven (309)

Locate the water pump on the intrepid. You may as well replace the thermostat as well since thats going to be easily accessible.

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