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I have a Grand Cherokee Limited 1997 with a busted water pump. I have purchased a replacement water pump and watched 2 x videos on how to replace it. Both videos show them taking out the fan protection cover, removing the electric fan, undoing the Jeep belt to get to the water pump. My question is whether this is necessary

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?

I had water pouring out of the water pump

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Grand Cherokee yourself? What have you tried so far?

From the seals around the pump I have done nothing so far

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Is all of the work mentioned really required to get access to the pump cause it looks like I could just take off the front bumper bar and stone tray to access the pump

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Jeep Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago
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What liter engine do you have?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
4.2 L
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Would prefer to text than talk, please
Jeep Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 10 months ago

Sorry I just noticed this is an Australian model. I only have info on the American models with a 4.0 or 5.2. I will have to opt out.

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Jeep Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The 4.2 engine went out of production after the 1990 model year. You either have a 4.0 inline six cylinder, a 5.2 or 5.9 V8. Exact procedure to replace the water pump will depend on what engine you have but either way major disassembly will not be required, certainly not removing the bumper.

Can you post the VIN?

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