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I needed help with the bolt pattern for the challenger water

Customer Question

I needed help with the bolt pattern for the challenger water pump. Where do the long and short Holt's go?
JA: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?
Customer: It overheated. The thermostat is open but the pump wasn't working. Serviced about 6 months ago
JA: What year is your Challenger?
Customer: 2011
JA: Are you fixing your Challenger yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. Che led the thermostat and it's opening and closing. Checked for water surge in upper hide but never got one. Put on a new pump bit got the bolts messed up in pattern
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No ma'am
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

Hello I will help,

What engine do you have?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
V6
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Know the bolt location for the waterline but I mixed up the location of long and short bolts
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Water pump
Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

I am sorry but I don't have a diagram for this. I do have experience that might help. The smaller diameter bolts run into the timing cover and I insert the others til I get them in position where they all protrude about the same distance. If one is far out then it is in the wrong position and if it runs in without engaging the threads then it is wrong. They have to engage the threads at least 1.5 times the diameter of the bolt so they should protrude that far.

Sorry but no diagram was produced Please let me know how I can help

Thank you

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
All the bolts threaded in...would the continue to spin when tightening if in the wrong hole? Sorry if this is a fund question
Expert:  George H. replied 10 months ago.

Yes, they would

When you first start the bolts were they all in about the same distance off their seats?