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2001 Infiniti QX4 Question: Does changing the water pump cause the timimg to be off?

 

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Quinn856, Salem, NJ, July 04, 2012, 09:15
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After changing my water pump on my truck my car started shifting very hard and slow while going from 0-20. I also changed my fan clutch and thermostat.

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    July 04, 2012, 10:13
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    considering the pump is driven off the timing chain , the odds are pretty good the timing is off. Did you do this job yourself , and did you have a service manual or 'just wing it'? One link off can give the symptoms you describe, sorry.

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    Quinn856, July 04, 2012, 11:20
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    thank you so much, so what has to be done to fix it?

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    ziptie12, July 04, 2012, 13:26
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    Who did the work and do they have (or access to) a service manual to see how to install the chain properly?

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    Quinn856, July 04, 2012, 14:34
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    I will make sure that he looks at the service manual to install it properly, I don't have to purchase a new one do I?

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    ziptie12, July 05, 2012, 01:47
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    any year manual that has the correct inf & diagrams , to install the chain &tensioner set-ups (that apply to an '01 QX4) should be okay.Otherwise , if you have a friendly neighborhood nissan or infiniti dealer around , they might be able to help some.Years ago when I had my own shop , before everyone was on-line I would routinely go in and borrow dealer manuals for job specs & special procedures (I also purchased a lot of parts from them). good luck.

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    Quinn856, July 05, 2012, 17:09
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    Thank u for all ur help.

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    ziptie12, July 05, 2012, 19:05
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    No you don't need to buy a new chain or pump just set it up correctly ---- sorry about my goof!! Mis-understood your question about needing to buy "a new one" never mind , I thought you were meaning the service manual (big DUH moment!!).Hope you see this soon enough.

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