1998 Dodge Stratus Q&A

1998 Dodge Stratus Question: timing Belt and Water Pump

How do I Install a timing belt and water pump in a Dodge Stratus with a 2.4 Litre engine. I need step by step Instruction -
Answer 1
REMOVAL Raise vehicle on a hoist. Remove right inner splash shield. Remove accessory drive belts and power steering pump. Drain cooling system. Support engine from the bottom and remove right engine mount. Remove right engine mount bracket. Remove timing belt, camshaft sprockets, and rear timing belt cover. Water Pump Remove water pump attaching screws to engine. INSTALLATION Water Pump Body Install new O-ring gasket in water pump body O-ring groove. CAUTION: Make sure O-ring is properly seated in water pump groove before tightening screws. An improperly located O-ring may cause damage to the O-ring and cause a coolant leak. Assemble pump body to block and tighten screws to 12 Nm (105 inch lbs.) . Pressurize cooling system to 15 psi with pressure tester and check water pump shaft seal and O-ring for leaks. Rotate pump by hand to check for freedom of movement. Install rear timing belt cover, camshaft sprockets, and timing belt. Install right engine mount bracket and engine mount. Fill cooling system. Install power steering pump and accessory drive belts. vey involved job for doing yourself. you have to remove the timing belt to acess the water pump. make sure you replace all the pulleys and tensioners. it may be a good idea to get a bid from a shop in case this is too much for you. Roy -
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