How To Replace The Water Pump In A 2001 Dodge Ram 1500




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Flysooner9: you make it look so easy to break the clutch fan nut loose.

Russell Ealy: The Youtube is a great video. You may want to add the amount of gallons of anti freeze, the type of anti-freeze concentrate and water, versus 50/50. Last on dodge ram 1500, the removal of the water pump by way of a crow bar to dis-large from the frame support. Last, the type of clamps that is the best practice when installing the radiator hoses.

dennis joseph: Rented fan clutch tool kit from O'rielie's and only used huge flat wrench to tighten fan clutch to w/p hub. Great video, I cheated and used my cutting torch to remove the fan clutch from the old water pump. After trying for 45 minutes using the f/clutch tool kit. You can get the fan shroud off with the fan clutch still on by removing the 4 bolts holding the fan to it and moving the fan closer towards the engine. There's just enough room to remove the shroud and make life 100% easier. Then you have lots of room to "fight" removing the fan clutch. Up here in Michigan that nut is really frozen onto the w/pump hub. The f/clutch was the biggest headache of the entire job. I could only guess at tightening the new f/clutch nut to the correct torque. My 2001 Ram 5.2 has the reverse direction clutch, I bought the heavy duty clutch. So far so good, anyone know of a better tool to replace the fan clutch? There was now way to hold the w/pump hub while trying to turn the huge nut holding the f/clutch to the w/pump. The whole job took me 5 1/2 hours give or take a few minutes. It's not as horrible as it appears.. Good luck..

Joshua Sulwer: Is the fan clutch nut reverse threaded? I'm confused because you said you were under neath but it looked a lot like you were up top and you pulled the fan out the bottom in the same frame, or at least that is what I heard. Lol clarification please for the next guy, I've been wrenching hard both ways with no give and any harder and I'll break the water pump pulley holding bolts

Michaelle Cabrera: I have the same problem as Doug Montgomery where my coolant return tube had gasket sealer on it and now that I have everything installed I notice a seeping leak on the tube. I am replacing the o-ring today, any suggestions if I should put gasket sealer on the tube to ensure that it wont leak or should I trust the o-ring to do its job?

Jason McMillan: I own a 1998 Dodge 1500 5.9 L truck. Would you know if the water pump replacement would be a similar procedure?

rickwalkerjr: very helpful video, thanks for posting! i always use anti seize on all my bolts and radiator hoses, makes them slide right on or off even after many years.

Wolfman Jack: THANKS JOE, Getting ready to change my water pump. Now I know how.

Rick White: thanks for the video. I'm not mechanical and nothing is leaking or overheating so far

Doug Montgomery: The coolet return tube for the heater hose had gasket seler on it but all the video on changing the water pump don't show you put it on.do I need it?

woodyview: Viewing this video in preparation of doing the job.  Appears to be a very good video.  Thanks!!  One question though....  Torqueing the Fan Clutch assemby to 42 ft/lbs.  Besides the torque wrench, what wrench (type/size) do you use to do the torqueing.  Maybe I'm having a senior moment, but it appears to me my torque wrench attack angle would be 90 degress off.  Maybe it will make sense when I'm actually doing it.  Right now it doesn't make sense to me.  Again, may be I'm just having a senior moment.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks again for the video.

Christian Perez: Teflon tape needed on water jacket bolt? I put it in without it and torqued everything up, would it be an issue if I took it out again to put the tape on

evahle: Thank you!

Timo Sanchez: Very good 

clifton559: you also forgot the main part of the job. taking off that fan nut from the pulley without it slipping on people. some models have to re use the same pulley so read up before damaging it trying to keep it from moving on you with tools or not and the belt helping you out.

clifton559: you wrapped the teflon tape backwards .

Joe cool: This is not an all day project, but a good video. From start to finish it only took 1 1/2 hours and I am by no means a mechanic.

Renaissance MarineTV: great vid. I used it to guide me thru the replacement. worked great!

Gary Redmond: Im getting ready to replace my front crank seal.. what size bolts did you use for that clutch fan

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