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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
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Experience:  ASE Master & Advanced level certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
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Leak behind water pump. nipple broke off, 2002 chrysler

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leak behind water pump. nipple broke off
JA: What part of the car is the leak coming from? And are you sure it's water? What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 2002 chrysler voyager. nipple broke off behind water pump on the housing. they say it is part number(###) ###-####
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: fix it myself if possible, trying to find part to see if i can proceed
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: 2002 3.3
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

This should be the correct part to repair what you're describing. This nipple is on the back of the timing cover behind the water pump area and a heater hose connects to it. If your original nipple was threaded then you'll need to use an extractor such as these to remove the remainder of the nipple and thread this one in.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
if it's not threaded ?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 9 months ago.

If it's not threaded then it's a press in nipple and it would require replacing the timing cover but you could try threading the hole to accept a threaded nipple; if it was looked up by VIN and this was the part that you were given then it should be correct.