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How to replace a water pump on a 2004 dodge 2500 cummins

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how to replace a water pump on a 2004 dodge 2500 cummins
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  dodge bum replied 7 years ago.


CAUTION: Do not attempt to check belt tension with a belt tension gauge on vehicles equipped with an automatic belt tensioner. Refer to Automatic Belt Tensioner in this group.

NOTE: The belt routing schematics are published from the latest information available at the time of publication. If anything differs between these schematics and the Belt Routing Label, use the schematics on Belt Routing Label.This label is located in the engine compartment.

Drive belts on diesel engines are equipped with a spring loaded automatic belt tensioner.

This belt tensioner will be used on all belt configurations, such as with or without air conditioning. For more information, (Refer to 7 - COOLING/ACCESSORY DRIVE/BELT TENSIONERS - DESCRIPTION).

  1. A 1/2 inch square hole is provided in the automatic belt tensioner. Attach a 1/2 inch drive-long handle ratchet to this hole.
  2. Rotate ratchet and tensioner assembly clockwise (as viewed from front) until tension has been relieved from belt.
  3. Remove belt from water pump pulley first.
  4. Remove belt from vehicle.
Expert:  dodge bum replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  dodge bum replied 7 years ago.
After removing the belt the pump is held in by 2 10mm bolts.