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2000 Ram 1500: waterpump..5.9L..rings, belts, etc

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Looking for detialed instructions for changing the waterpump on a 2000 Ram 1500 5.9L, including pics if possible and other new part needs, ie. o rings, belts, etc.
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$1000 is absurd! I would get another opinion; anyway here is your procedure:

You don't need the special tool it calls out for to remove fan from water pump; just leave the belt on, to hold the water pump still; then use a long punch or screwdriver, and hammer, and strike the flat of the fan driver, in order to spin it off counter clock wise

WATER PUMP - 3.9L/5.2L/5.9L ENGINES

REMOVAL

The water pump on all models can be removed without discharging the air conditioning system (if equipped)

The water pump on all gas powered engines is bolted directly to the engine timing chain case/cover.

On all 3.9L/5.2L/5.9L gas powered engines, a gasket is used as a seal between the water pump and timing chain case/cover.

If water pump is replaced because of bearing/shaft damage or leaking shaft seal, the mechanical cooling fan assembly should also be inspected. Inspect for fatigue cracks, loose blades or loose rivets that could have resulted from excessive vibration. Replace fan if any of these conditions are found. Also check condition of the thermal viscous fan drive. Refer to Viscous Fan Drive in this group.

  1. Disconnect negative 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. Remove windshield washer reservoir tank from radiator fan shroud. Refer to Group 8K, Windshield Wiper and Washer Systems.
  2. Disconnect the coolant reserve/overflow tank-to-radiator hose at the tank.
  3. Remove the four fan shroud mounting bolts at the radiator Typical Fan Shroud Mounting Do not attempt to remove shroud 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 a matching number or letter.

  4. Remove upper radiator hose at radiator.
  5. The thermal viscous fan drive is attached (threaded) to the water pump hub shaft Fan Blade and Viscous Fan Drive - Typical Remove the fan/ drive assembly from water pump by turning the mounting nut counterclockwise (as viewed from front) Threads on the fan drive are RIGHT-HAND. A Snap-On 36 MM Fan Wrench (number SP346 from Snap-On Cummins Diesel Tool Set number 2017DSP) can be used with Special Tool 6958 Spanner Wrench and Adapter Pins 8346 Using Special Tool 6958 Spanner Wrench and Adapter Pins 8346 to prevent the pulley from rotating.
  6. If water pump is being replaced, do not unbolt fan blade assembly Fan Blade and Viscous Fan Drive - Typical from the thermal control fan drive.
  7. Remove fan blade/fan drive and fan shroud as an assembly from vehicle.
  8. After removing fan blade/fan drive assembly, do not place the thermal viscous fan drive in the horizontal position. If stored horizontally, the silicone fluid in the viscous drive could drain into its bearing assembly and contaminate the bearing lubricant.
  9. Remove accessory drive belt as follows: The drive belt is equipped with a spring loaded automatic tensioner Belt Tensioner - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Engines
  10. 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Gas Engines: Relax the tension from the belt by rotating the tensioner clockwise (as viewed from front) Belt Tensioner - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Engines When all belt tension has been relaxed, remove accessory drive belt.
  11. Remove the lower radiator hose and heater hose from water pump.
  12. Loosen heater hose coolant return tube mounting bolt Coolant Return Tube - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Engines and remove tube from water pump. Discard the old tube O-ring.
  13. Remove the seven water pump mounting bolts Water Pump Bolts - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Gas Engines - Typical
  14. Loosen the clamp at the water pump end of bypass hose Fan Blade and Viscous Fan Drive - Typical Slip the bypass hose from the water pump while removing pump from vehicle. Do not remove the clamp from the bypass hose.
  15. Discard old gasket

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

INSTALLATION

  1. Clean gasket mating surfaces.
  2. Using a new gasket, install water pump to engine as follows: Guide water pump nipple into bypass hose as pump is being installed. Install water pump bolts Water Pump Bolts - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Gas Engines - Typical Tighten water pump mounting bolts to 40 N·m (30 ft. lbs.) torque.
  3. Position bypass hose clamp to bypass hose.
  4. Spin water pump to be sure that pump impeller does not rub against timing chain case/cover.
  5. Install a new o-ring to the heater hose coolant return tube Coolant Return Tube - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Engines Coat the new o-ring with antifreeze before installation.
  6. Install coolant return tube and its mounting bolt to engine Coolant Return Tube - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Engines Be sure the slot in tube bracket is bottomed to mounting bolt. This will properly position return tube.
  7. Connect radiator lower hose to water pump.
  8. Connect heater hose and hose clamp to coolant return tube.
  9. Relax tension from automatic belt tensioner Belt Tensioner - 3.9L V-6 or 5.2/5.9L V-8 Engines Install drive belt

    CAUTION: When installing the serpentine accessory drive belt, the belt must be routed correctly. If not, engine may overheat due to water pump rotating in wrong direction. Refer to Belt Routing - 3.9L/5.2/5.9L Engines with A/C Belt Routing - 3.9L/5.2/5.9L Engines without A/C for correct belt routing. The correct belt with correct length must be used

  10. Position fan shroud and fan blade/viscous fan drive assembly to vehicle as a complete unit.
  11. Install fan shroud.
  12. Install fan blade/viscous fan drive assembly to water pump shaft.
  13. Fill cooling system. Refer to Refilling Cooling System in this group.
  14. Connect negative battery cable.
  15. Start and warm the engine. Check for leaks.

1 - RADIATOR SUPPORT
2 - RADIATOR
3 - BOLTS (4)
4 - FAN SHROUD
1 - IDLER PULLEY
2 - TENSIONER
3 - FAN BLADE
1 - COOLANT RETURN TUBE
2 - WATER PUMP
3 - TUBE MOUNTING BOLT
4 - O-RING
1 - WATER PUMP MOUNTING BOLTS
1 - GENERATOR PULLEY
2 - A/C PULLEY
3 - POWER STEERING PULLEY
4 - CRANKSHAFT PULLEY
5 - WATER PUMP PULLEY
6 - TENSIONER PULLEY
7 - IDLER PULLEY
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

That estimate was from a Dodge dealership! I denied the work because I felt it rediculous. I bought the pump and the gasket, but I keep reading about other parts on differnt online sources. One talks about an O ring on the heater hose that will have to be replaced, others list different parts. I just want to have all parts and tools ready when I take this on. So, other than the pump and gasket, which I already have, what parts will definately need replacing just to complete this task.

 

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX accept and I will give you a good review.

That o ring that is mentioned in the repair procedure above; it goes on a metal tube that goes into the water pump. If your serpentine belt is cracked or been on there a long time I would suggest replacing it also.
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It may be a copyright issue. If you have a lap top, take it to the garage with you.
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