How do I replace a water pump on a 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Diesel?
Country: United StatesMake: DodgeModel: Ram 3500 LaramieYear: 2006Engine: 5.9L Diesel
Ordered the parts
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WATER PUMP REMOVAL 5.9L DIESEL ENGINE
CLEANING Clean the gasket mating surface. Use caution not to damage the gasket sealing surface.INSPECTION Inspect the water pump assembly for cracks in the housing, water leaks from shaft seal, worn bearing or impeller rubbing either the pump body or timing chain case/cover.INSTALLATION
Do I have to remove the cooling fan assembly? I also tried to use the cooling system link in your answer and it asks me for user id and pw.
n o the cooling fan does not need to be removed, the is not a link you need for this reair
How do I remove the accessory drive belt? Where is the best place to drain all of the coolant, and how big of a container do I need for the coolant? 5 gal, 7 gal?
a five gallon container is plenty dig enough ,,drain the coolant from the bottom of the radiator
BELT-DRIVE REMOVAL 5.9L DIESEL
CAUTION: Do not attempt to check belt tension with a belt tension gauge on vehicles equipped with an automatic belt tensioner. 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.
INSTALLATION CAUTION: When installing the accessory drive belt, the belt must be routed correctly. If not, engine may overheat due to water pump rotating in wrong direction. Check for correct engine belt routing. The correct belt with correct length must be used.
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I got the belt off with no issues, great example! I am having a problem with the water pump though. I have taken out two mounting bolts one at the 1 O'clock position and the other from the 7 O'clock position. I cannot see any more bolts. Is there another bolth that I cannot see or there is some special way for the pump to release?
Sometimes this is a little difficult, to get the water pump remove. Does your water pump have threaded holes in the water pump itself? Some of them did which you placed new bolts and anyone actually push the water pump out of the block
Thanks I will try it.
Okay let me know thank you