Autotechviewpoint: I do not have the vehicle here with me now. Is it a rubber hose? bigger like a radiator hose, or smaller like a heater hose? Not a solid pipe? How do you know there was a clamp there? I think you could call it a housing. Take a pic of it? Call a dealership and see if they can help , maybe get a part number from them and then call the auto parts store and see if they can use the dealer part number to find the part.
adam chive: there is a hose running out the driver's side of the pump housing. Couldn't see where it goes. There was no fitting on the pump housing to hold the hose in place, but there was a hose clamp there. It was leaking from that opening. What the heck is that part called? Am I correct in calling it the housing? None of the auto stores have a part number for it.
Timothy Lenhart: Appreciate the video. Got it done, massive pain in the ass, that belt tensioner and routing the belt was probably the toughest thing I've ever done. Finally got some dish soap and lubed the belt up real nice and pried it over the pulleys with a screwdriver
Dale Thibodeau: I swapped my water pump today on my 2004 chrysler T&C minivan. Thanks for the tip on lower the engine a little. That sucker just didn't want to come out AT ALL. As soon as I dropped the engine 1/4" I heard the pulley clunk! Scared the heck out of me, but it was just the pulley falling loose. haha. Worked like a charm. Anyways thanks for the tip you saved me a ton of cash today!
Autotechviewpoint: I use a 1/4 ratchet setup with extension and swivel....I can get to all those bolts this way.
scooter12368: what was the best way to remove that last bolt on the water pump. the one which would be on the top left side.
Autotechviewpoint: Should be fairly easy to do and only 1-2 hours, kind of depending on your skill set and tools.
sirdavester: do you have an idea how long it would take to replace the water pump on a 1992 chrysler town and country with the 3.3 Litre V6.
gleavesn: very nice, a water pump not driven by the timing belt (I'm looking at you, ford zetec 2 L)
chipleader209: Thanks a lot I was in a real pinch and this video was perfect for getting me through it!
Autotechviewpoint: @scooter12368 Sorry the noise is still there, you could try flipping the belt around so the outside edge would then be on the inside.
scooter12368: Well changed the pump two days ago. I was scarred about breaking a bolt. I wouldn't know how to remove it because no space for drill in some areas.
I was able to remove pump and pulley without dropping motor mount. Did it in 4 to 5 mins. That was the best part of the job.
I replaced pump because i noticed wobbling pulley on the pump. Hoping replacement would remove the chirping sound that goes away after 5 mins. Now the chirping is worse and constantly making making sound.
Autotechviewpoint: @scooter12368 Jacking up the engine? the oil pan should be ok. To jack up the car, behind the front tires there may be jack pads you can use. Or the pinch weld that runs along both sides of the van. HTH.
scooter12368: You put the jack underneath front motor mount. I have one under under the frame pretty close to be under the radiator. Is that the location ok?
Where did you place yours??
scooter12368: I will be doing my 06 caravan.. i noticed the motor mount bracket halves did not align with the holes. How will you get them to shift over in order for them to mate??
Is there something that you do to the pumps 5 bots to ensure they come off without breaking them??? i would be lost if they did
Autotechviewpoint: @PackedFunk Well the only help I can really give is what is in the videos that I post here. If you take the belt off and grab the water pump pulley with you hands and it wiggles or feels rough when you turn it, then you need to replace it.
T.J. Ash: Help. Seems my water pump is making all kinds of noise but not leaking.
I've replaced the power steering pump aaready.
Any help is apreciated.
T.J. Ash: Ever heard of a pump making noise but not leaking?
Darren King: I wish I had seen this video before replacing my water pump in my 2003 Crapavan last winter. I did it outside in 30 degree weather. I somehow managed to change it without loosening the engine mount bolts, which never occurred to me. It only took 6 hours.
JasperCountyNative: @spoolin100 Great tip on the pry bar! Broke the old one getting it out, but got the wife to pull on the pry bar as I barely squeezed the new one in place!