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Rob I replaced water pump only on 2002 dodge intrepid 2.7

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Hi rob I replaced water pump only on 2002 dodge intrepid 2.7 timing chain,sprockets, look good put every thing back exactly how it came apart l have a p0016,p0123,p0108 & a noise where timing chain is & hesitation when excelating could it be the tensioner.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Robert R replied 1 year ago.
Hello, welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** a Certified Auto Technician with 27+ years experience. I will do my best to assist you. please keep in mind that I may need to ask questions of you before I can answer. When you reply please feel free to add as much detailed information as possible pertaining to your concern.
Before I can have an answer, I need a bit more info...
Where did you purchase the Water Pump?
Did you compare the new water pump sprocket to the old one?
Were they exactly the same or was the new one slightly different?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did not replace the sprockets, the only thing I replaced was the water pump.
Expert:  Robert R replied 1 year ago.
The water pump includes a sprocket that is part of the water pump that is driven off of the timing chain, did this sprocket look exactly like the old one or is is different??...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, i took old one to auto store, counted teeth on sprocket they are the same.
Expert:  Robert R replied 1 year ago.
Ok as long as the water pump was exactly the same, yes, I suspect that the tensioner has failed. These are known for failing upon removal and reinstallation... This likely caused the timing to jump time and set the other codes..
At this time, you will need to disassemble the engine again and reset the timing chain and replace the Timing Chain Tensioner....
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Robert
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks you was a big help.
Expert:  Robert R replied 1 year ago.
Highly recomend to NOT run the engine as if it skips again, it WILL cause engine damage....
If you have additional questions or need diagrams or something when you are redoing this, let me know, I'll be glad to help....
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Expert:  Robert R replied 1 year ago.
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