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I've got a 2000 P.T.Cruiser that needs a water pump

Customer Question

i've got a 2000 P.T.Cruiser that needs a water pump installed. how do i go about it?
JA: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?
Customer: yes. just a couple times.
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 2000 p. t. cruiser is all I know
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I would like to. b But I don't know where to start unbolting to get to it.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that's all I wanting to know
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site, do you realize that this is at least an 8 hour job? that requires removing the timing belt, tensioners, motor mounts etc....

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

Water Pump: Service and Repair
Water Pump

WATER PUMP

REMOVAL
1. Drain cooling system.
2. Remove timing belt.
3. Remove camshaft sprockets and rear timing belt cover.

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

Timing Belt: Service and Repair
Timing Belt

REMOVAL

1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
2. Raise vehicle on hoist. Remove right front wheel.
3. Remove the right splash shield.
4. Remove accessory drive belts.
5. Remove crankshaft damper.
6. Remove the lower torque strut.
7. Disconnect exhaust system from manifold.
8. Disconnect A/C pressure switch at rear of compressor housing.
9. Lower vehicle and support engine with a jack.

10. Discharge A/C system and disconnect A/C lines at coupling block.
11. Remove upper torque strut.
12. Remove screw attaching ground to strut bracket.
13. Remove torque strut bracket.
14. Remove upper radiator support crossmember.
15. Remove power steering pump and bracket. Set pump aside. Do not disconnect lines from pump.
16. With engine properly supported, remove right engine mount through bolt.
17. Raise engine with jack until engine support bracket bolts are accessible.

18. Remove support bracket bolts (Fig. 81).
19. Remove support bracket (Fig. 81)

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

20. Remove upper timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover (Fig. 80).
21. Remove lower timing belt cover fasteners and remove cover (Fig. 80).

CAUTION: When aligning crankshaft and camshaft timing marks always rotate engine from crankshaft. Camshaft should not be rotated after
timing belt is removed. Damage to valve components may occur. Always align timing marks before removing timing belt.

22. Before the removal of the timing belt, rotate crankshaft until the TDC mark on oil pump housing aligns with the TDC mark on crankshaft sprocket

(trailing edge of sprocket tooth) (Fig. 82)

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

TDC mark on oil pump housing will cause the camshaft timing marks to be misaligned.

23. Install 6 mm Allen wrench into belt tensioner. Before rotating the tensioner, insert the long end of a 1/8" or 3 mm Allen wrench into the pin hole

on the front of the tensioner (Fig. 83). While rotating the tensioner counterclockwise, push in lightly on the 1/8" or 3 mm Allen wrench, until it
slides into the locking hole.

24. Remove timing belt

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

thats just the removal.......

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

anything else I can assist you with today?

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

do you still need assistance?

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

hello?????

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

checking in to see how its going

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

hello???????????????????