how do you change the water pump on 2000 Dodge Stratus

how do you change out the water pump and where is it at? please help if you can

by in Conroe, TX on March 12, 2011
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ANSWER by , March 12, 2011
The water pump is behind the timing cover. Esssentially - you need to remove (replace) the timing belt to replace the water pump. This is not a very easy do-it-yourself job unless you are an experienced technician. Serious damage could result from removing a timing belt without the proper know-how. Also, the labor guide calls for 5 hours - so it's not a quick and easy job, either.
COMMENT by , March 12, 2011
uuugh!! thank you for responding to my question.