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I need to replace the water pump on my 2000 dodge dakota 4.7L

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I need to replace the water pump on my 2000 dodge dakota 4.7L truck, what do I need to do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  brownjeff replied 5 years ago.

I will attach instructions. If you still need help just reply, if not click ACCEPT when we are done.

 

Thanks,

 

JB

 

 

REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable from battery.
  2. Drain cooling system. Refer to Draining Cooling System in this group.

Do not waste reusable coolant. If solution is clean, drain coolant into a clean container for reuse.

  1. The thermal viscous fan drive is attached (threaded) to the water pump hub shaft. Remove fan/viscous fan drive assembly from water pump by turning mounting nut counterclockwise as viewed from front. Threads on viscous fan drive are RIGHT HAND. Using special tool spanner wrench 6958 with adapter pins 8346 and a suitable fan wrench loosen the fan drive (see picture) Do not attempt to remove fan/viscous fan drive assembly from vehicle at this time.

    WARNING: CONSTANT TENSION HOSE CLAMPS ARE USED ON MOST COOLING SYSTEM HOSES. WHEN REMOVING OR INSTALLING, USE ONLY TOOLS DESIGNED FOR SERVICING THIS TYPE OF CLAMP, SUCH AS SPECIAL CLAMP TOOL (NUMBER 6094) SNAP-ON CLAMP TOOL (NUMBER HPC-20) MAY BE USED FOR LARGER CLAMPS. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN SERVICING CONSTANT TENSION CLAMPS.

    CAUTION: A number or letter is stamped into the tongue of constant tension clamps. If replacement is necessary, use only an original equipment clamp with matching number or letter.

  2. If water pump is being replaced, do not unbolt fan blade assembly from thermal viscous fan drive.
  3. Remove two fan shroud-to-radiator screws (see picture) Disconnect the coolant overflow hose, windshield washer fluid hose and washer pump electrical connector.
  4. Remove upper fan shroud and fan blade/viscous fan drive assembly from vehicle.
  5. After removing fan blade/viscous fan drive assembly, do not place thermal viscous fan drive in horizontal position. If stored horizontally, silicone fluid in viscous fan drive could drain into its bearing assembly and contaminate lubricant.
  6. Remove accessory drive belt as follows: The drive belt is equipped with a spring loaded automatic belt tensioner. Relax tension from belt by rotating tensioner clockwise (as viewed from front) When all belt tension has been relaxed, remove accessory drive belt.
  7. Remove lower radiator hose clamp and remove lower hose at water pump.
  8. Remove seven water pump mounting bolts and one stud bolt

    CAUTION: Do not pry water pump at timing chain case/cover. The machined surfaces may be damaged resulting in leaks.

  9. Remove water pump and gasket. Discard gasket.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I put it all back together the same way or is there anything extra I need to do?

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