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1997 Dakota v8 water pump replacement steps

\015 Water pump needs replacement; looking for a step by step instructions with pics/diagram.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 12-11-2018

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Hope this helps!
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\015\012Common Steps\015\012
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  1. \015\012Disconnect the battery negative cable(s).
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  3. \015\012Drain the cooling system.
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  5. \015\012Remove the accessory drive belt.
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  7. \015\012Remove the lower radiator hose (except Diesel).
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  9. \015\012Disconnect the heater hose from the pump, if fitted.
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\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012WARNING \015\012\015\012\015\012Most cooling system hoses use "constant tension" hose clamps. When removing or installing, use a tool designed for servicing this type of clamp. The clamps are stamped with a letter or number on the tongue. If replacement is necessary, use only an OEM clamp with a matching ID.

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\015\012Heater hose pipe O-ring (arrow): twist gently when removing or installing; check condition; lubricate with coolant before installing
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\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012CAUTION \015\012\015\012\015\012Always wear safety glasses when servicing contact tension clamps.

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  1. \015\012Always use a new gasket when installing the water pump. Clean mating surfaces thoroughly before installation.
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  3. \015\012This would be a good time to replace radiator hoses. At least, inspect them carefully for aging or other damage.
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  5. \015\012If the heater hose pipe was removed, use thread sealant or equivalent on the pipe threads (if threaded), or lubricate any O-rings with coolant before installing.
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  7. \015\012Check the accessory belt routing against the plate in the engine compartment before starting engine.
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  9. \015\012Allow the engine to reach operating temperature and check for leaks.
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\015\0123.9L, 4.7L, 5.2L, 5.9L, 8.0L Gasoline Engines\015\012
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  1. \015\012Carry out the "Common Steps" above.
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  3. \015\012Remove the upper radiator hose.
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  5. \015\012Remove the fan and shroud assembly.
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  7. \015\012On engines except 4.7L, remove the four water pump pulley bolts and remove the pulley.
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  9. \015\012Remove the heater hose pipe mounting bolt, if fitted.
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  11. \015\012On engines except 4.7L, loosen the bypass hose clamp at the water pump.
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  13. \015\012Remove the seven water pump mounting bolts and, on the 4.7L, one nut.
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\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012WARNING \015\012\015\012\015\012Bolts may be of different lengths. Be sure to note their locations.

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\015\012To install:
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  1. \015\012Reverse the removal procedure.
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  3. \015\012The 8.0L engine uses an O-ring to seal. Use a new one and lubricate it with petroleum jelly before installation of the pump. Also, use sealant on the threads of the heater hose pipe, position the pipe as shown before installing the pump and tighten the nut to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
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  5. \015\012On pushrod engines, connect the bypass hose to the pump while installing it.
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  7. \015\012Tighten the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) on pushrod engines, 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) on the 4.7L engine.
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  9. \015\012Spin pump to ensure the impeller is not rubbing against the timing chain case.
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  11. \015\012When installing the heater hose pipe, ensure that the slot in the pipe bracket is bearing against the mounting bolt. This will hold the pipe in as far as possible to prevent leaks.
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  13. \015\012Tighten pulley bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) on V-6 and V-8, 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) on the V-10.
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\015\012Water pump mounting hardware—4.7L
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\015\012Use a prybar to keep the water pump from rotating while pulley bolts are removed
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\015\012Bypass hose clamp (arrow) must be tended to before removing the pump
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\015\012Water pump bolts differ in length; note check location before installation—3.9L, 5.2L, and 5.9L gasoline engine shown
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\015\012After removing the bolts, pull off the pump and place it in a safe location
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